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Fury Stops Pajkic to Defend Title

Champion gets off the canvas to retain Commonwealth championship

Posted Nov 17, 2011 by Chris White

Tyson Fury beat Neven Pajkic to retain his title

Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury defended his title by stopping Neven Pajkic in the third round of the fight in Manchester.

Both fighters went into the bout unbeaten in their 16 professional fights, and Pajkic had the champion on the floor in the second round, landing a huge right hand. However, Fury picked himself up and landed a huge hit of his own to send his Serbian opponent to the canvas in the next round, and the referee stopped the fight there, to the anger of Pajkic and his trainer.

The 6ft 9inch Manchester-born fighter admitted afterwards “I got myself a shock there for sure. He got me with a good shot, but I got up and stopped him. To be honest my legs felt strong as soon as I got back up. I was alright. It takes a true champion to get knocked down like that and get back up.”

Mick Hennessy, Fury’s promoter, already has plans for his man, with the next fight scheduled for 28th January in Blackpool, followed by a fight in Madison Square Gardens on 17th March against two unconfirmed opponents.

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