Fury still hoping to beat Haye to Vitali bout
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) has shown zero interest in accepting a big money offer from promoter Frank Maloney to fight British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price despite the money being more than he’s ever gotten in the past. Fury is betting that he’ll be able to get ahead of David Haye for a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in early 2013.
The chances of that happening are pretty slim. Actually, even Haye probably won’t get the fight either because Vitali may retire to devote more of his time to politics in Ukraine.
With a fight against Vitali not likely to happen, Fury could end up blowing his best chance of a money fight by choosing not to fight Price. What could happen is Fury may actually be forced to fight one of the top contenders in the division to get a shot at Vitali’s WBC strap, if he chooses to give it up. If that happens I really don’t see Fury doing well because he’s pretty much a wide open fighter on defence and it’s already painfully obvious that Fury doesn’t have the power to stop the top fighters.
We just saw Fury get booed for 12 rounds in his poor performance against an out of shape Kevin Johnson. Now imagine what would have happened if Fury were forced to go 12 rounds against a puncher like Bermane Stiverne or Chris Arreola. It would be ugly. Fury would get hit with so many punches and I think he would be tasting canvas by the 4th or 5th rounds.
The thing is once Fury gets knocked cold, he can forget about the big money for a fight against Price because that wouldn’t likely happen. Oh, I’m sure Price would still be interested in facing Fury but only in the sense that it would be another easy scalp to add to his growing resume. Price has a lot of old scalps and adding Fury’s scalp to the list would go along nicely with the other names.
Anyway, neither Fury nor Haye are going to get the fight with Vitali, and the sooner they figure out the better for them. What they need to do is fight each other and stop yapping all the time about trying to get a fight with Vitali. It’s not happening, okay?