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Tyson Fury-Nicolai Firtha is Now in Play For Sept. 17

By Chris LaBate

British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (15-0, 10KOs) is likely going to face Nicolai Firtha (20-8-1, 8KOs) at the King’s Hall in Belfast on September 17, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Fury had initially been scheduled to face Martin Rogan, but they couldn't reach a financial agreement. Then he was going to face unbeaten Leif Larsen from Norway, and now Firtha is the reported frontrunner in a never ending circle of opponents falling out. 

Firtha went the ten round distance last year with current WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin.

“To fight at the King’s Hall with all the history it has is just going to be fantastic,” says Fury. “Coming to Belfast straight after winning the British and Commonwealth titles means a lot to me. I want to have some great nights in Belfast.

“I believe I’m starting off on a journey with the Irish boxing fans and we’re going together all the way to the end. I know I still have a lot to learn but when I get in with one of the Klitschkos I’ll be ready to win the world title — and win it in style. I didn’t think I would be out again so quickly after beating Dereck Chisora but it just shows you that Mick is doing a good job. I’m a fighting man and I like to stay busy.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 09-03-2011

ive been backing this guy for years.firtha is a great opponent at this point.he is a solid opponent who will give fury some issues.he's big & can take a good punch.he always comes forward & has some experience vs some…

Comment by tyger on 09-03-2011

Staying active and continuing to learn, the best thing for a fighter like Fury. He shouldn't go for a title til he has alot more experiance.

Comment by Clegg on 09-03-2011

Nothing wrong with having stay-busy fights, but it's a shame that some of the more interesting possible opponents either didn't get offered the fight or turned it down when it was offered.

Comment by larryusa on 09-03-2011

Awww sh1t now Floyd-Ortiz won't sell anything

Comment by Evil Abed on 09-03-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11074586]Short notice though, mate. Perez and Rogan turned down the fight. Firtha is BoxRec #70 at heavyweight. He's gone the distance with Povetkin and has a TKO 2 win over Tony Grano. (Deontay Wilder's last opponent was BoxRec #245 and…

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