Fury: I’ll KO Wladimir like I did Cunningham

By Boxing News - 04/22/2013 - Comments

fury111By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off his poor performance against Steven Cunningham last Saturday night in a fight where Fury knocked Cunningham out while holding him in place with his left arm, Fury is now saying he’s ready to step up several levels and knockout IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when he gets the chance at some point in the future.

Fury said to thesun.co.uk “When Wladimir fights me I will know him out just like I KO’d Steve Cunningham. If I have to go through [Kubrat] Pulev first then fine. I will knock him out too.”

Fury will have to go through Pulev if he wants to fight Wladimir because he’s not going to pick him out and give him a title shot based on Fury’s poor performance against Cunningham. Fury was knocked down in the 2nd round by a right hand from Cunningham. This was supposed to have been an easy fight for the 6’9”, 254 lb. Fury, because he had a 44 pound weight advantage to go along with his six inch height advantage.

This was Fury’s coming out party in the U.S where he was supposed to have been impressive to the U.S fans. This is the whole reason the #12 WBA Cunningham was selected rather than a much more dangerous higher ranked contender. Unfortunately for Fury he struggled to beat Cunningham and got knocked down. That wasn’t impressive fight for Fury and the American audience came away with mixed feelings towards the UK heavyweight.

If Fury wants a fight against Wladimir then he’s going to have to go through Pulev, which won’t be easy, and then wait another 6 to 12 months for Wladimir to finally give him a shot. However, I don’t see Fury finding any success. He has no outside game at all and the only way he has a chance of beating Wladimir is if he goes to the ropes the way that Cunningham did and lets Fury pound away.

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