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Tyson Fury secures impressive win over Christian Hammer

Tyson Fury inches even closer to a world title with a dominant victory over Christian Hammer. Hammer was coming into this fight off the back of ten consecutive victories, and whilst a heavy underdog, was expected to at least test Fury for stretches of this fight. In the end it turned out to be a repeat of the Chisora fight, which we saw just three months ago.

Hammer did not have the speed, size or strength to trouble Fury, and Fury seemed to enjoy the night, jabbing away and moving back and forth between stances before the fight was ultimately stopped after the eighth round when Christians corner had seen enough and threw in the towel. This marked Tyson’s eighth stoppage in his past nine outings. Continue reading

Fury vs. Hammer Weigh-In Video and Interviews

The official weights from the weigh-in held today at Building Six, inside The O2, for tomorrow’s nights Championship Boxing event at The O2 and the running order of fights:

BOY JONES JNR. 132lbs (9st 6¼lbs) vs. JOE BEEDON
BRADLEY SKEETE (10st 6½lbs) vs. ANZOR GAMGEBELI 141½lbs (10st 1½lbs)
LIAM WALSH 129lbs (9st 3½lbs) vs. JOE MURRAY 129lbs (9st 3¾lbs)
DMITRY CHUDINOV 159lbs (11st 5¾lbs) vs. CHRIS EUBANK JNR. 159lbs (11st 5½lbs)
TYSON FURY 260lbs (18st 8lbs) vs. CHRISTIAN HAMMER 248lbs (17st 10lbs)
FRANK BUGLIONI 167¾lbs (11st 13lbs) vs. IVAN JUKIC 166lbs (11st 12lbs) Continue reading

Fury To Retire If He Can`t Beat Hammer

WBO International Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and challenger Christian Hammer came head-to-head today at the Cineworld in The O2 ahead of Saturday’s big showdown, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Undefeated Fury’s risks his title and WBO mandatory shot against reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko if he loses to the number three ranked challenger.

But Fury is fully aware of what’s at stake and say he’ll retire if can’t defeat the hard-hitting Germany based Romaninan. Continue reading

Tyson Fury – ‘Wladimir Klitschko is an easy fight’

In an interview with BoxNation TV Fury discussed his upcoming bout with Christian Hammer and then inevitably went on talk about his proposed bout with lineal champ Wladimir Klitschko.

The interviewer asked Fury if there was any pressure knowing that he was within touching distance of a world title opportunity. Denis Boytsov was an undefeated fighter who earned a mandatory shot but then lost it to Alex Leapai before getting his opportunity. Continue reading

Kevin Johnson: “Tyson Fury is an 8/10, Anthony Joshua is a 3/10.”

American heavyweight Kevin Johnson claims time spent in the company of Tyson Fury will serve him well ahead of a proposed April 25 collision with Anthony Joshua – because Fury is considerably better than the former Olympic champion.

Twenty-six-year-old Fury fights Christian Hammer this Saturday (February 28) at the O2 Arena, live on BoxNation, and Johnson was one of his main sparring partners in camp.

The Atlanta-native couldn’t have asked for a better kickstart to his own preparations. Continue reading

Tyson Fury has 7 stoppages in his past 8 fights

In 2011, heavyweight Tyson Fury fought Nocolai Firtha. This was Furys 16th fight of his career and he stopped Firtha in the 5th round. Interestingly 2 years and another loss later Wilder would also fight Firtha, despite this being his thirtieth fight. From that point Fury has fought another 7 times and out of those eight fights he has stopped 7 opponents. The point I am making here is that Fury was never known as a real puncher considering he fights in the heavyweight division. He now has 17 stoppages from 23 fights which is around a 75% KO ratio. Continue reading

Video: Tyson Fury Talks Klitschko, Wilder, More

Heavyweight star Tyson Fury has vowed to make it a short night’s work when he meets dangerous German Christian Hammer next weekend.

The European and WBO International Heavyweight Champion, who is the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s world crown, was speaking during a media workout at his gym in Bolton, ahead of his February 28th showdown at London’s O2 Arena .

Undefeated Fury, who has an impressive 17 knockouts from his 23 wins, is looking to add another victim to his record in the shape of Hammer, though despite gunning for a knockout is refusing to underestimate the 27-year-old, who is unbeaten since 2010. Continue reading

Peter Fury on Christian Hammer – ‘Whos he really boxed? I predict a stoppage.’

In an interview with IFL TV Peter Fury, the uncle and trainer for heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury recently had an interview with IFL TV and had a lot to say for his nephew. He started out by saying that preparation was going well for their February 28th bout with top 20 heavyweight Christian Hammer. He mentioned that they were trying a few new things out for this fight, including a lot of additionally sparring. Continue reading

Tyson Fury – Road To The Heavyweight Title

Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is a polarising character indeed. Fond of antagonistic commentary leading up to, during, and after a fight, not to mention being partial to a bit of abusive chat on Twitter or Facebook, the 6’9’’ giant from Manchester isn’t at all bothered about upsetting fans or fellow boxers in the slightest. To many this makes him an entertaining and colourful character, bringing an element of theatre to the “big-man” division, which has been longing for such a shot of adrenaline in many people’s eyes. To others, he comes across as arrogant and unruly, rude and obnoxious, with little or no respect for his opponents or for the sport in general. Continue reading

Inside Team Fury – Part III

By Peter Fury (courtesy of Hennessy Sports): Family. It’s the most important thing to me, it’s life’s beating heart, and it means more than all the world titles a fighter can win.

Today the Fury family grows stronger as my brother, John, is released from prison following a four-and-a-half year sentence. It’s a happy day, a cause for celebration, and I’m just glad we get to have him home. It gives us the chance to put all of this misery behind us. Now we can concentrate on the boxing.

We’re taking this afternoon off and we’ll go out for a meal to celebrate his release. Then we’ll be back in the gym this evening and there’ll be sparring. John will be right in the mix and it will be like he never went away. Continue reading