Tony Thompson claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.
Thompson (36-3) has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko for world titles lasting until the 11th round in July 2008 and six rounds last summer.
An offer was made to Tyson Fury guaranteeing him a £650,000 purse to challenge David Price for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
Tyson’s promoter Mick Hennessy turned down the offer, describing it as a ‘joke’ and added that David would have to ‘step up to the plate on our terms’.
Since then I have sent Mick an email asking if there is a way for myself and him to sit down to try and make the fight.
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When Channel 5 invited Tyson Fury to give his thoughts on Saturday night, they clearly had no idea the man was simmering with pent up frustration. His outburst caught the reporter totally on the hop as he railed against Harrison, Price and Frank Maloney. However he let Fury back in, to unleash a quick dig at Tony Bellew, before snatching the mic away. Subsequently, a storm erupted on Twitter and our appetites are whetted.
Sheffield's unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook had one of the toughest nights of his boxing career in front of his home town crowd. Kell started the bout strongly and showed a lot of class, dominating the early rounds, but Carson Jones dug deep and really battled in the later stages. In the eighth, blood was pouring from Brook's nose as the American pressed forward. Brook did enough to win however, with two judges scoring in his favour 116-113 and 115-113 with one judge calling the fight a draw.
Former British and Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury will take on Vinny Maddalone, the Italian Stallion from New York, in his next outing on July 7 at the Hand Arena in Clevedon, Somerset.
Irish Heavyweight champion Fury will take on the 38-year-old journeyman, who has won 35 of his 43 fights with defeats to Evander Holyfield and Jean Marc Mormeck.
With just under four weeks to go until the big heavyweight dust-up at Upton Park between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546), leading British fight figures give their verdicts on the fight…
Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will headline big time boxing’s return to the West Country next month when he tops a 10-fight card presented by Hennessy Sports and local promoter and trainer Chris Sanigar.
Also on the bill, local favourite Lee Haskins will take on former British champion Stuart Hall for the vacant European bantamweight title, while rising star Chris Eubank Jr will continue his development in the pro ranks with his fifth outing.