By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)
Tyson Fury is now the official mandatory challenger for two heavyweight titles.
Fury, who will be looking to take the WBO belt away from Wladimir Klitschko should they come head-to-head in the ring, has now been named as the WBA’s number one contender.
— Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz) April 28, 2015
The 26-year-old, who holds a ring record of 24-0 (18), saw Klitschko dominate Bryant Jennings in a routine defence of the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO titles at Madison Square Garden this past weekend, live on BoxNation, but insists the Ukrainian has nothing to trouble him.
“I still haven’t seen anything he does to concern or worry me at all, I’m just supremely confident that I’ll be the man to end his reign on the throne and begin the Fury era,” said the undefeated, enigmatic Wythenshawe puncher.
“[He] did what he had to do against Jennings and won.
“It was the same as it always is though: the smaller man trying to get inside Klitschko’s jab with him holding and leaning – although he was slightly more aggressive against Jennings.
“Let’s see him try that against someone who’s the same size as he is, younger, stronger, fitter, faster and with a knockout punch – me.
“The heavyweight division has been dull for over a decade, I’m going to shake it up and bring back the sparkle.”
Frank Warren, in association with Mick Hennessy, and K2 Promotions are now in talks to reach an agreement for the mouthwatering WBO showdown after a negotiation period was ordered by the governing body.
But with the news that Fury is now mandatory for the 39-year-old’s WBA strap, we could see the two titles on the line if, or indeed when, the pair clash – the finer details of which have yet to be decided.by