Exclusive: Fury vs Perez in the works

Exclusive: Fury vs Perez in the works

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is being lined-up to face recent Prizefighter winner and fellow unbeaten prospect Mike Perez at the King s Hall in Belfast on 17 September. The fight will be screened live on Channel 5.
An offer has been made to Perez s team and we re waiting to hear back from them now, revealed Hughie Fury, the Uncle and trainer of Tyson to BoxRec News. Perez is a good fighter, a southpaw, and is well known in Ireland (the Cuban has based his career in Ireland) so hopefully we ll be able to get the fight on.Tyson sparred with Perez just prior to him turning pro he held his own in the first session and in my opinion he dominated the second session, added Hughie.
Tyson, who turned 23 on Saturday, is looking to build on his career-best victory over Dereck Chisora last month which has elevated the Manchester giant to a no.15 ranking with the WBC. Belfast cab driver, and former Prizefighter winner, Martin Rogan surprisingly turned down the opportunity to fight Fury last week leaving Tyson s promoter, Mick Hennessy, to explore other options, which have included Liverpool s David Price.
We can t understand why Rogan turned the fight down. We gave him everything he asked for, he dared to criticise Tyson in the press but when it came down to it he never had any intention of facing him, stated Hughie Fury.
We also submitted an offer to David Price and are waiting to hear back. We d like to get Price into the ring now while the fight means something as there is a real possibility that Price could come unstuck against John McDermott (Price and McDermott meet in a British title eliminator on 5 November), he added.
Should Perez and Price fail to oblige Fury on 17 September, the Canadian-based Bosnian Neven Pajkic, 16-0 (5), could be another potential option.

8/15/2011

 
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