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.”

Tags: Tyson Fury image  
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 larryxxx.. 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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight Wilder: I'm Convinced Joshua, Hearn Are Definitely Scared of Me! Buitrago Pulled From Hard Rock Card Over Murder For Hire Beef Frampton Slams Quigg, Not Buying His Excuse For Missing Weight Golden Boy Matchmaker Reacts to 'Neno' Calling Out Ryan Garcia Kautondokwa is Ready For War on Namibian Independence Card Roach Impressed With Jose Ramirez, Wants to Improve Defense Lolenga Mock, Mogens Palle Part Ways Over Money Isaac Ekpo, Rafael Mensah Train With McKinley, Praise Don King Povetkin's Manager: Drug Tests in Order, No Worries For Price Alberto Melian Drills Countryman Julian Aristule in Two Rounds Felix Verdejo's Trainer Expects His Fighter To Return Stronger Michael Dutchover Continues Winning Run at Doubletree Joshua vs. Parker - Giuseppe Quartarone Confirmed as Referee Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Finalized For May 12, Turning Stone Anthony Crolla vs. Edson Ramirez Set For Joshua-Parker Card Photos: Whyte, Bowne - Get Very Heated on 'Gloves Are Off' News: Sven Fornling, Brian Ceballo, Nikolai Potapov, More Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki - Undercard Information Arthur Abraham: I'm Not Ready To Retire, I Want World Title Again Joseph Parker: I'm Going To Come in Light and Fast vs. Joshua Gvozdyk: Stevenson is 40 & Inactive; Not Sure He'll Beat Jack Liam Smith: Canelo Ruined Legacy, Look How His Body Changed! Weekend Review: Jose Ramirez Rises, Felix Verdejo Crumbles Zou Shiming: I Don't Have The Courage To Retire at The Moment Lucas Browne Maintains Innocence in Drug Testing Beefs Floyd Mayweather Says He Will Apply For MMA License Horn's Coach: Crawford Will Be in For a Big Shock in First Round! Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez: Positive or Negative? WBC Prez: I'm Not Protecting Canelo, But We Have To Be Fair! Arum Says ESPN Momentum Building, Big Plans Ahead in 2018 Danny O'Connor Gets Off The Floor, Decisions Steve Claggett Felix Verdejo Very Angry With Decision To Stop The Fight Video: Crawford's Coach Shreds Horn - Warns Spence, Thurman Kyril Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky Showdown is Ordered

Latest Active Forum Threads