Monday, February 13, 2012

Fury dodges Price

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has vacated his British and Commonwealth titles in a bid to step up to world-title level, in a move that has had some claiming the 23-year old was dodging David Price.

Fury, unbeaten in his 17 professional fights, had won the titles after his victory against Dereck Chisora in 2010, defending his Commonwealth belt in a comprehensive knockout of Canada's Neven Pajkic last year.

It had been thought, and hoped, that Fury would go on to fight Price in his next defence following the Liverpudlian's sensational first round knockout of John McDermott, however, the 23-year-old will instead seek a crack at the big time, despite previously insisting he would continue to defend his titles.  Fans of in-play boxing betting should bear this in mind.

Price will now take on Sam Sexton for Fury's vacated belts, but that hasn't gone down well with the Olympic bronze medallist, who believes Fury has ducked a fight which he felt was too risky, instead choosing to keep his unbeaten record rather than give the fans the bout they want. 

"I can't believe Fury has shown himself to be what he truly is, which is a coward."

"After my last fight against John McDermott I came out and said that Tyson Fury is a fighting man. Well, he's proved me wrong," added Price.

"He's embarrassed himself and the sport of boxing, but he's let the fans down the most. The fans deserved to see the fight."

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