Thursday, 20 December 2018 04:32

Tyson Fury's brother to debut against opponent with 102 losses

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Would a boxing commission sanction a fight between a fella making his pro debut and an opponent with 115 fights?

Answer: Yes.

Nineteen-year-old light heavyweight Tommy Fury, Tyson's brother, will make his pro debut on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight title fight with Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on Saturday.

Fury's opponent will be 37 year old Jevgenijs Andrejevs from Riga, Latvia. And what makes him stand out is his record.

He turned pro in 2003 and has 10 wins, 102 losses and 3 draws.

Yes, 102 losses.

A 5'10" southpaw, Andrejevs, who is 0 - 18 this year, boasts 4 KOs and has been stopped inside the distance only 13 times in 115 bouts. His last win was a KO in November 2015 against a fella making his pro debut.

Will Tommy Fury be his next victim?

Probably not. The big question will be: Can Fury stop Andrejevs who, despite his record, seems fairly sturdy.

“It’s big shoes to fill isn’t it?” Tommy Fury said via TalkSport.com in reference to his brother's success. 

“It’s a big name to live up to but I don’t feel any added pressure on myself because of it, I know that I will make my own name in this sport.”

Fury is trained by Ricky Hatton and promoted by Frank Warren.

 

 

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