Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Fury: David Price is Not Even on Our Radar

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY has KO’d any thoughts of a summer clash with David Price by setting his sights on a world title shot.

A proposed showdown between Britain’s top two heavyweights was due to go to purse bids this week but Tyson’s camp have now decided against it.

Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, said: “We’re ­going in a completely different direction to Price.

“David Price is not on our radar. Tyson is high up in the world rankings and I don’t think Price has earned his shot at him.

“We are going for mandatory No.1 position and hopefully a world title shot by the end of the year.”

WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko is ­rumoured to be ready to relinquish his belt and retire, leaving an opening that Fury wants to make the most of.

“We’ll just have to wait and see what happens over Vitali,” said Peter. “But we hope that Tyson can have his world title fight this year.”

Americans Chris ­Arreola and Bermane Stiverne, ranked one and two, meet in a final eliminator for a tilt at the WBC belt next month.

Fury, unbeaten in his 20 professional contests, will make his American debut when he meets ­Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Gardens on April 20.

If he comes through that, and Klitschko calls it a day, he could move in for a shot at the Arreola-Bermane winner.

Right now his thoughts are on Cunningham in a fight likely to be screened live on Channel 5.

His trainer said: “Tyson wants to conquer the States. We know that is a place where he can do very good things – and to have Cunningham first is brilliant.”

Fury is ranked fourth with the WBC, sixth with the WBO and the IBF place him at number nine. Peter added: “Tyson can do it, too. He gives his heart and soul in every fight.

“He has got the willpower and determination to succeed and that is an immense quality.”

The clash with Cunningham is expected to be officially confirmed this week, with Fury ­already in the fifth week of his training camp.

Cunningham, 36, has moved up to heavyweight after losing his IBF cruiser­weight title and has been defeated in three of his last four fights.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingbantz on 02-14-2013

I honestly don't believe Fury is ducking price. Fury is a traveller and, let's be honest, fighting is what they do. I think Fury has been calling him out because he does, genuinely, dislike him and does want to fight…

Comment by yoz on 02-14-2013

This fight will happen; but only when one of them has a world title. We could be waiting a while...

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-14-2013

It's so clear that Fury wants no part of Price. Atleast at the moment.

Comment by Prince_Pugilist on 02-14-2013

This is all getting boring. If Fury doesn't fight Price, who is he going to fight. I can only think of a Wlad fight in the summer but I doubt it takes place. Or maybe Povetkin? I odubt that too.…

Comment by LacedUp on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=WladimirK;13031321]Well it's business. Calling out a fighter doesn't mean the fight will happen. Spewing puke is normal. Look at this forum. It's fine to say 'duck', it doesn't mean he wouldn't want to fight Price, but at this stage in…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (42)
Top Headlines Klitschko: Joshua is Vulnerable, Let's See How He Develops Joshua: I Was Definitely Tired, But I Knew That I Could Recover Video: Badou Jack Talks Ward-Kovalev, The Future at 175, More Video: Mayweather Sr. Talks McGregor, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr, More Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Punch Stats Klitschko Won't Reveal Video Prediction Made on Memory Stick Klitschko Admits He Thought Joshua Was Finished in Round Six Joshua: I Learned That I Can Definitely Knock Out Any Opponent Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement