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Tyson Fury Says Andy Lee Helped Get Irish Title in Play

London - TYSON Fury and Martin Rogan will fight for the vacant Irish heavyweight title at the Odyssey Arena on April 14.

The Boxing Union of Ireland have confirmed that Fury has the right to box for the title after proving his Irish ancestry with some help from his cousin and World middleweight title contender Andy Lee.

Undefeated former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Fury says he is “thrilled” to be boxing for the Irish title and thanked Lee and his family after they backed his campaign to prove his Irish roots.

“Andy’s father went to the Boxing Union of Ireland and signed an affidavit that my grandmother was Irish so all the talk about me being Irish or not has been put to bed,” explained Fury.

“Fighting Martin Rogan at the Odyssey Arena was always a fight that I wanted and now for it to be confirmed for the Irish title is fantastic.”

Fury says that he is going to be in the shape of his life for the fight, even better than when he won the British and Commonwealth titles from Dereck Chisora last summer.

“I’m not going to make excuses, I had some problems that I was going through in my last two fights but this time I will be in unbelievable shape and I think everyone will be shocked by just how good I look,” added Fury.

Mick Hennessy said: “Tyson has already won the English, British and Commonwealth titles, he now wants to add the Irish and European belts to his collection on route to winning a genuine world title.  In doing this he will become the first ever boxer to do so .”

Joining Tyson Fury, Martin Rogan will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jr from Brighton, Former Commonwealth Champion Irishman John O'Donnell from Shepherd's Bush, Belfast fighters Jamie Conlan, Dee Walsh, Darren Corbett, Tommy Tolan, Ciaran Healy, Marc Mccullough, Conall Carmichael, Moses Matovu and County Mayo’s Michael Sweeney.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the UNFINISHED BUSINESS event at the Odyssey Arena on April 14th are priced at £155, £105, £65, £44, £33 and £27.50 and can be purchased from the Odyssey Arena Box Office on 028 9073 9074,  or via Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour).

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Odyssey Arena Box Office and the usual Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets are also available to purchased online from www.ticketmaster.ie

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 03-25-2012

[QUOTE=grape drink;11931232]Why does Tyson Fury pretend that he's Irish?[/QUOTE] Like everyone wants to be Irish, like the great ALI???

Comment by gingeralbino on 03-25-2012

come to think of it, why his grandmother? I coulda swore Fury's ma was born in N.Ireland, pretty sure they said she was from Antrim when he fought in Belfast, and came into the ring in the Antrim GAA jersey.

Comment by grape drink on 03-25-2012

Why does Tyson Fury pretend that he's Irish?

Comment by edgarg on 03-25-2012

Fury has size and power in his favour. But he could have fought Rogan any time he wanted to. What honour does he get from fighting a 41 year old fighter who was never much good at best? Rogan has…

Comment by tripper on 03-25-2012

[QUOTE=gingeralbino;11930179]Fury has said from the get go that winning the Irish title was something he wanted to do, he tried to fight for it about a year ago and couldn't. But yeah, his team wants no part of Price; for…

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