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Pajkic's Promoter: Neven Can't Stand Tyson Fury

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON Fury defends his Commonwealth heavyweight title next month – against a challenger who just can’t stand him.

Bosnian Neven Pajkic, who defected to Canada 15 years ago, meets Fury at EventCity in Manchester on November 12.

There is no love lost between the two unbeaten fighters with Pajkic’s promoter, Rick Smiciklas, admitting there is plenty of bad blood between them.

He said: “I’ve never seen Neven show this much anger towards any other fighter. He can’t stand Tyson.

“It all started when Tyson called out Neven, who then flicked his towel at Tyson, and it’s grown from there. Calling it a bitter rivalry is weak.

“Now they can settle their bad blood in the ring.

“It’s going to be a fun night. They each have a lot of energy.”

THE fight will be screened live on November 12 on Channel 5.

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