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 McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight Now That Mayweather is Active Again, Canelo Wants a Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement