Former British and Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury added the Irish title to his belt haul last night when he stopped Belfast veteran Martin Rogan in the fifth round at the Odyssey Arena.
Fury, who boxed with a safety-first attitude, dropped Rogan twice using a southpaw stance and deconstructed the veteran with right jabs and left hooks en route to a fifth round technical knockout.
Chris Eubank Jr has promised double trouble for his opponent Paul Allison tonight on the undercard of Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan’s Irish heavyweight title clash in Belfast - because this time he will be using both fists.
Eubank Jr won a points victory in his second pro fight against former cage fighter Jason Ball in February despite suffering a hand injury while sparring and only being able to jab with his left fist.
Tyson Fury came in at his career lightest yesterday for his Irish heavyweight title fight against Martin Rogan tonight at Odyssey Arena in Belfast but the high drama occurred once the fighters stepped off the scales.
Having promised in the build up that he had shed the weight and was in his best shape Fury clocked in at a career low of 17st 7lbs 12oz (245lbs) while a ripped Rogan came in at 16st 4lbs 4oz (228lbs).
In what has been one of the merriest build ups to a fight ever; Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan came together for the final press conference of their Irish heavyweight title showdown this weekend. The show dubbed ‘Unfinished Business’ has so far felt more like show business than any sort of unresolved animosity and things finally get a little bit heated in the final presser but not without that Irish wit that has made it so enjoyable.
Channel 5's promo for the upcoming Irish heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan on April 14 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Fury tries to live up to his name and become the first man to win Irish, British and Commonwealth titles.
Tyson Fury has been overwhelmed by the support he expects to receive when he battles with Martin Rogan at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on April 14 on Hennessey Sports’ ‘Unfinished Business’ show.
The titanic battle between Fury and Rogan will be broadcast live on Channel 5 and Fury, who has been locked away training in Manchester, believes he’ll have more support on the night than the Belfast hard man.
Former British and Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury says winning the Irish heavyweight title will be like standing on the Olympic podium with a gold medal around his neck.
Fury meets Belfast hard man Martin Rogan for the vacant Irish title at the Odyssey Arena on April 14 four years on from being denied the opportunity to box for Ireland at the Olympics in Beijing.
Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announced this weekend that his next outing would be against local cabbie Martin Rogan in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on April 14.
Belfast boxer Martin Rogan, last night, gatecrashed a press conference in his hometown to announce Tyson Fury’s first British and Commonwealth title defence on September 17.
Fury was at the King’s Hall in Belfast to announce his upcoming title fight in the same venue but is still without a named opponent for the fixture after negotiations with Rogan fell through.
Belfast cabbie and Prizefighter winner Martin Rogan wants to fight newly crowned British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in Northern Ireland.
Rogan was ringside to see Fury outbox Dereck Chisora on the weekend and believes the prospect of fighting for the Irish and Celtic titles will entice the Manchester man over due to his Irish roots.