Gavern thinks Tyson Fury will be next heavyweight champion

By Boxing News - 08/29/2014 - Comments

fury5667By Scott Gilfoid: Jason Gavern, who was recently blown out by unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder in 4 rounds this month on August 16th, thinks that #4 WBO Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will be the next heavyweight champion, not Deontay. Gavern says he was in training camp with the 6’9” Fury and he came away impressed by that experience.

Gavern doesn’t say who Fury will beat to become a world champion. I mean, if he’s the next heavyweight champion and he’s fighting in a WBO heavyweight eliminator bout on November 22nd to become the WBO mandatory challenger, then Gavern has got to be talking about Fury beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to become a world champion.

I think that’s fairytale type stuff, because I don’t see Fury being able to beat Wladimir in this life time. I do think Fury can beat Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) on November 22nd at the Excel Arena in London, UK. That’s a winnable fight for Fury.

“I think maybe Tyson Fury will be the next world champion,” Gavern said to “I’ve just been in camp with him and he really impressed me. I think he’s a tremendous fighter.”

It sounds nice with all the glowing words Gavern has for Fury, but we just haven’t seen Fury show the kind of talent that suggests that he could hang with Wladimir if that fight gets made. All you need to do is look back to last year’s fight between Fury and Steve Cunningham to see that Fury would likely be out of his class in a fight against Wladimir.

Unfortunately, Fury probably isn’t going to be the next heavyweight world champion unless Wladimir suddenly becomes totally shot overnight, and I don’t see that happening. Can Fury win a world title? I think he can after Wladimir retires and as long as he doesn’t have to fight someone like Deontay, Chris Arreola, Bermane Stiverne or Bryant Jennings for the title. If one of the sanctioning bodies make it easy by letting Fury face someone like Fres Oquendo or Ruslan Chagaev for a world title, then I can see Fury winning a title.
“If I’d have had a chance to train for the fight [Deontay Wilder], it would have been a lot different…I would have made it a lot more competitive.”

Gaverne was out of shape for the Deontay fight, but I don’t think it would have mattered even if he was in tip top condition. Deontay appeared to be toying with Gaverne for the first 3 rounds, and even then he knocked him down once in the 3rd and another time in the 4th. An in shape Gavern would have likely led to Deontay unloading on him much earlier in the fight, and scoring a likely 1st round knockout.

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