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Fury Stays Calm Over Klitschko Fight

No rush for Fury

Posted Jul 28, 2011 by Chris White

Fists of Fury

Tyson Fury is keeping his feet firmly on the ground having beaten Dereck Chisora at Wembley, with the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion setting his sights on the Irish title, rather than a fight with WBO, IBF and WBA champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The victory, Fury’s 15th in his career, was a comprehensive points win at Wembley arena, and he has set himself up for a crucial run of career-defining fights with the win against Chisora. But, by keeping his feet firmly grounded, Fury is now in a position that these career-defining bouts can come where and when he wants them to.

By delaying the fight with Wladimir Klitschko, Fury can build up his record and take on the Ukrainian, who beat David Haye earlier this month, when he is ready to, rather than going in too soon and too inexperienced and being taught a lesson.

Fury is eligible to fight for the vacant Irish title, thanks to his Irish family, and he looks likely to fight 40-year old Martin Rogan from Belfast.

Fury has already announced his plans for the immediate future, putting an end to the Klitschko rumours before they could even get going – a bit like he did with Chisora – saying “I’ll go for the Irish title then a defence of the British. Then maybe I can go for Alexander Dimitrenko who’s got the European title.”

That makes unbelievable sense for a man who is clearly ambitious. Just having ambition is great, but it can be detrimental if you’ve got blinkered ambition, wanting to get to the top too soon. Earning the Irish title, then defending his British title will make him a much more attractive prospect, not just for opponents, but for television too, getting onto the main cards on the main channels and letting the world see just how good he is, and can be.

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