Tyson Fury Vows 15-Year Undefeated Heavyweight Run
By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star
TYSON FURY is plotting a 15-year reign of terror in the heavyweight division.
A worldwide TV audience of 10 million viewers is expected to watch the Mancunian take on American Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden tonight in an IBF title eliminator.
Most will tune in to US terrestrial network NBC - but millions will also watch in Britain on Channel 5.
Fury, 24, has had plenty to say ahead of his New York debut, but even though he is only hours away from having to walk the walk, he pulled no punches.
The 6ft 9in KO king said: "The next 15 years are my era.
"I'm going to take on whoever people think is the best fighter and there will be no stiffs in the other corner.
Brawl "I could even ask fans to name the best challengers so every fight, when I become world champion, is against a real contender."
If Fury remains unbeaten it seems inevitable that he will get a crack at the biggest prize in boxing inside 18 months.
Tonight's Big Apple brawl will move him closer to a showdown with IBF, WBA and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.
The Ukrainian's older brother Vitali, who holds the WBC title, also remains an option.
But Philadelphia's ex-IBF cruiserweight champion Cunningham is no slouch even though Fury is expected to outweigh him by 40lb.
Cunningham, 36, will be boxing at heavyweight for only the third time but in December dropped a disputed decision against world-class Tomasz Adamek.
Fury, who boasts a perfect 20-0 record and will be looking for his 15th KO, added: "I'll run you through the fight… Fury comes out jabbing, Cunningham's running around the ring and boom - spark out. Game over. That's all I have to say.
"Let's get it on, no more playing. I'm just too big for him. It's a cat and mouse job - the cat always wins. I'm expecting him to come and have a fight and go home with his pay cheque, just like the rest of them do.
"Twenty have been in the ring and this guy is no different."
Fury's plans were left in chaos when his trainer, uncle Peter Fury, was refused entry to the US.
Peter has served a prison sentence in Britain meaning a delay in obtaining a visa to get into the country, and will now relay instructions over the phone to his assistant Clifton Mitchell.
He said: "It is an inconvenience but Tyson rest assured is ready and knows his game plan."
Fury v Cunningham is being shown exclusively live on Channel 5 tonight at 9.30pm.
What aggravates me is there is **** talking when you can back it up and it is realistic and then there is **** talking and it looks foolish because the person is not good whatsoever. Fury is the latter. The…Comment by Curtiz on 04-20-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13272005]Fury isn't slow, like DeGale said tonight he has good speed for a genuine heavyweight. Haye's defence isn't good either, he's chinny and his power is not particularly great at heavyweight. Fury is only 23, Wlad has had…Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 04-20-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13272005]Fury isn't slow, like DeGale said tonight he has good speed for a genuine heavyweight. Haye's defence isn't good either, he's chinny and his power is not particularly great at heavyweight. Fury is only 23, Wlad has had…Comment by Weebler I on 04-20-2013
[QUOTE=Own3d;13271978]LOL no it isn't, Fury is slow, has poor defence and average power.[/QUOTE] Fury isn't slow, like DeGale said tonight he has good speed for a genuine heavyweight. Haye's defence isn't good either, he's chinny and his power is not…Comment by vacon04 on 04-20-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13271965]It's the same for Haye, that's why he wouldn't engage Wlad when they fought and Wlad is not exactly iron-jaw himself.[/QUOTE] Well Wlad has at last 10X better defense than Fury, that's why we don't see him getting…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)