Tyson Fury to have private spar with Carlos Takam to get ready for Chisora
By Scott Gilfoid: With him now signed for a big money rematch against Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) on July 26th, Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) no longer has the option of taking a tune-up fight to get ready for that fight. It’s just too risky with the Chisora fight being only 4 months away. So, instead of Fury taking a tune-up, he plans on having an all-out spar with the tough as nails #15 WBC fringe contender Carlos Takam on either April 14th or the 15th to try and get ready for Chisora.
Fury wants to spar Takam 12 rounds behind closed doors, and he doesn’t want the results of the spar to be leaked out to the press for obvious reasons. For the fans who might not remember Takam is, he’s the guy that was robbed recently in his fight against the Cuban Michael Perez last January.
Takam dominated Perez for 10 rounds and beat him up pretty well, and then got a 10 round draw for his troubles. I rate Takam is a much better fighter than Chisora, and I see him as being more suited for the pro game than Fury. Takam is someone who could hang for 12 rounds with Wladimir Klitschko. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for Fury or Chisora.
“On April 14 of 15, I’ll have a gym fight with Takam. We’ll do 12 threes and I might have to give him money. It will be behind closed doors,” Fury said to Sky Sports. “It won’t be sold to the media. There won’t be any judges there. We’ll go at it and whatever happens in the gym will stay in the gym.”
I like the part where Fury says “I might have to give him money.” You might? I mean, aren’t sparring partners supposed to be paid? Don’t tell me Fury’s sparring partners aren’t being paid? If that’s the case, no wonder he came into his last fight against Joey Abell looking fat and completely out of shape.
This whole idea of the results of the sparring session with Takam being secret has my spider senses tingling. I get the feeling that Fury doesn’t want anyone to hear about how Takam might whip him for 12 rounds. Heck, this could be a knockout for Takam, especially if Fury waddles into the sparring session over 270lbs. Believe me, if Fury comes into a 12 round sparring session against a tough guy like Takam, he’s going to literally get his backside handed to him. I could see Fury getting knocked down multiple times to the point where the sparring session needs to be halted early due to the one-sided nature of it.
If Fury wants to spar 12 rounds against a professional fighter like Takam, he needs to get off the junk food and lose at least 30 lbs. of blubber. Takam doesn’t let himself get out of shape, so he would be coming into a sparring session with Fury ready to take his head off. Unless they tell Takam to go easy on Fury and keep it in 1st gear for the entire 12 rounds, I see Takam brutalizing him. Takam may be ranked below both Chisora and Fury by the World Boxing Council, but I rate him as a far superior fighter than both of them. The WBC’s rankings are kind of mickey mouse as far as I’m concerned.