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.”