Tyson is ready to unleash the Fury

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Most men who have been around the sport for a considerable amount of time will insist that fighters aren’t made…they’re born. If you ask 6’9” Heavyweight Tyson Fury whether or not the age old boxing adage is accurate, he’ll provide a twenty minute explanation as to why it is indeed.

Although the always outspoken and entertaining prizefighter from Lancashire will be making his comeback to the ring this evening, Fury’s return comes just four months after officially announcing his retirement from the sport via twitter.

On November 20th, 2013, the IBF’s number two ranked Heavyweight unleashed an emotional response to the news of former two division world champion David Haye’s cancellation of yet another potentially lucrative meeting between the two openly candid punchers.


After the second highly publicized termination of a scheduled and anticipated Fury/Haye showdown, the understandably perturbed fighter had become sickened from the politics of the sport.

The giant 25 year old pugilist gives some possible insight as to why he made the brief departure from boxing.

“Activity is everything in the sport of boxing,” explains Tyson Fury. “One or two fights a year is no good for a man like me, because my personality is all or nothing. If I fight, I want it all or nothing.”

“If I go down to the pub and I have a beer, I’m not just going to have two…I’m going to have fifty. I’m going to stay until I can’t stand up. That’s just how I am…it’s all or nothing with me. Everything I do is to the extreme. If I decide to do something, it has to be of great effort and I have to put forth everything I have.”

“And for me to only have one or two fights a year isn’t good enough. I need to be kept busy. I need five or six fights a year to stay sharp and be content.”

With this return bout against the USA’s Joey Abell, and the anticipated leave of Vitali Klitshcko, Fury plans to take the boxing world by storm in 2014.

“I plan to make a big bang in 2014,” insists Tyson Fury. “You’re going to see the lean, green, fat grillin’ machine back in action.”

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the UK quote factory can get past most fighters in this version of the Heavyweight division. But many ringside observers don’t believe that Fury feels any sense of urgency in wanting to face Wladimir Klitschko, the universally recognized Heavyweight Champion, any time soon.

Tyson remains adamant that his detractors and skeptics are wrong.


“Let me set the record straight…I will fight Wladimir Klitschko, or any of the recognized top fighters in the sport, in their own house, backyard, on a trampoline…wherever they want to fight, I’ll fight them.”

“If they want to fight one after the other, I’ll do that as well. The Klistchkos or anyone else in boxing are no match for Tyson Fury…in any competition. Whether it’s running, jumping, boxing, fighting, singing, skipping, or dancing, they’re no match for me.”

“I’ll go anywhere just to prove my point…I’ll go to Germany or wherever, but I do believe that most fighters, including Wladimir Klitschko, won’t be willing to fight Tyson Fury…no chance. Look, I fought in an eliminator against Cunningham last year, and I’ll fight in another eliminator against Pulev if he’ll have it, then I’ll probably have to fight for a vacant title sometime later this year because I know that Wladimir Klitschko doesn’t want to face a young lion like myself.”

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“Listen, age waits for no man. The young guns of the sport always take over. We’ve seen this in boxing time and time again, and it’s my time to take over the sport of boxing.”

“The Heavyweight division has been lacking so much talent and charisma for so long, that the real fans of boxing are starving for it. Klitschko may be able to speak five different languages and he’s educated to the hilt, but nobody can relate to them…nobody’s interested in him outside of Eastern Europe.”

“In past times, young fighters used to aspire to be like the Heavyweight Champion of the world. They used to really want to be like the Heavyweight Champion. Not anymore. People don’t grow up saying, ‘I want to grow up and be like Wladimir Klitschko. I want to grow up to be a robot and a big stiff’. It‘s crazy.”

Despite how convincing the Heavyweight contender seems, fight fans should ultimately decide for themselves whether or not they want to jump on the “Tyson Fury Express” during 2014.

First stop will be at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.

Canadian fans may watch all the action on Fight Network, starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT), while Americans can view on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of $24.95 via DIRECTV, iN Demand, DISH, Avail-TVN. Integrated Sports Media is distributing this major British boxing event in the United States on behalf of Fight Network. It may also be viewed in the United States onGFL.TV.

For additional information go online to www.fightnetwork.com orwww.integratedsportsnet.com, or follow on Twitter @FightNet and @IntegratedPPV.


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