Thursday, 1 November 2012

Tyson Fury Vs Denis Boytsov - A Big Fight For Fury To Take.

This fight has since been called off, I await with baited breath who the replacement will be.

Tyson Fury Vs Denis Boytsov - WBC Title Eliminator.

On 1st December Belfast's Odyssey Arena will host a WBC world title eliminator for the right to have a shot at Vitali Klitschko's belt by becoming the mandatory challenger.

Tyson Fury

The 2 fighters are Tyson Fury (ranked 4 by the WBC) and Denis Boytsov (ranked 3rd). A very dangerous fight for both fighters who both bring undefeated records into the ring with them. 

Denis Boystov

Fury goes into this fight with a record of 19 fights, 19 wins with 14 KOs. He was Irish Heavyweight title holder and was also Heavyweight Commonwealth and British title holder. Belts he gave up to "pursue" his world title challenge. Others, myself included, believed it was because he didn't want to fight the mandatory challenger David Price, especially when his two fights since have been against the likes of Martin Rogan and Vinny Maddalone. Both durable journeymen, but not world level fighters. Fury received some harsh criticism for this but it since appears that TV might have had a hand in Price and Fury not getting it on. A fight between these 2 is one to look forward to in the future.

Boytsov goes into this fight having had 31 fights, 31 wins with 25 KOs. On paper a vastly impressive record and one which has drawn comparisons with another Tyson, Mike. However, on closer inspection the record looks ever so slightly manufactured, take his last two oppenents. Dominick Guinn had lost 8 fights before facing Boytsov, in fact his last 2 fights before Boytsov were both losses. Darnell Wilson had lost 8 of his last 10 fights before fighting Boytsov, so not as explosive as thought. However as the old say goes, you can only beat what's in front of you...

My personal opinion is that Fury's record is vastly superior than Boytsov's even though he has had 12 fights less. Chisora, Firtha & Pajkic are better than any of the fighters that Boytsov has fought. Both fighters have fought Maddalone, Fury winning by TKO in the 5th, whilst Boytsov was taken to points over 8 rounds.

Vitali Klitschko WBC Champion

How will the fight pan out? Well, even with a manufactured record anybody with a KO percentage of 80% after 31 fights needs to be shown some respect. My call would be a Fury win late, around rounds 7 or 8.

This is a genuine meaningful fight for Fury, although I have been a big critic of his, I wish him well...


  1. I agree with you, they look evenly matched but Fury's fought better opponents. One thing we'll have to watch out for is Fury's concentration. One cheeky hook from Denis and it could all be over.

    1. That's a great point about Fury's concentration however, I expect him to be ready for this like he's never been ready before.