Boxing’s very own motor-mouthed Mancunian, Tyson Fury looks to do his talking in the ring this Saturday night when he takes on Romanian hard man, Christian Hammer at the 02 Arena in London.
The controversial heavyweight is aiming to stay undefeated this weekend to potentially make his dream of a big money showdown with either WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder or multi-world Champion Wladimir Klitschko a reality.
However, will he come to regret his decision to face the rugged Romanian, Hammer with so much at stake?
It is safe to say that Tyson Fury has offended almost everyone in the Heavyweight division at one time or another. The colorful 26 year old has bundles of talent as well as packing a very impressive punch, yet his mouth seemingly always gets him in trouble.
Undoubtedly, his outbursts coupled by his Jekyll and Hyde mentality is great for the media, as one cannot help but be engrossed by him both inside and outside the ring. Fury’s last contest in the ring was a career best triumph against old nemesis Dereck Chisora, who he pummeled for nine treacherous rounds until the fight was eventually stopped.
This victory brought to an end, what could only be described as a frustrating 12 months for Fury, after his two scheduled showdowns with David Haye were abandoned. That being said, Fury will be hoping he can continue on that rich vein of form with a win against the bruising Hammer on Saturday night.
The Romanian underdog is the polar opposite to his eccentric counterpart, as he carries a silent, but deadly persona. The 27 year old is currently on a 10 fight unbeaten streak spanning across four years, taking down former world title challengers Kevin Johnston and Danny Williams along the way.
It’s quite obvious that Hammer does not have the same devastating qualities that Fury possesses, however, his conventional style could cause Fury problems, as the 6′ 9” slugger seems to get tagged relatively easy when he loses his concentration.
Could Saturday be that night when his lack of concentration costs him dearly?
There is a reason why, the late, great Emanuel Steward took an interest in Tyson Fury. He has the potential to succeed in the Heavyweight division, although whether his outer ring antics derail that promise remains to be seen. Still, on Saturday night, Fury should have all the attributes to contain the quite limited challenge of Hammer, but if the Mancunian chooses to dismiss the Romanians assault, then he could find himself on the end of a monumental upset.
Against Chisora though, Fury did show an element of maturity in the ring, proving that as the years pass by, the Manchester lad is definitely developing into a genuine threat to Wladimir Klitschko’s throne.