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 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.