Fury looking to take out Kingpin


On December 1st Tyson Fury takes on former world title challenger and recent Prizefighter contestant Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson at Belfast’ Odyssey Arena to be te;levised live for Free on Channel 5.

Johnson who went the distance with Wladimir Klitschko in 2009 is looking to get another title show while Fury is looking to climb the heavyweight heights and take on the best to prove he’s a top heavyweight.

Fury told DAILY SPORT: “Johnson is just the kind of opponent that I want at this stage of my career. We needed a world class fighter and we have got one and when I take him apart the world will sit up and take notice.

“I’m not going around getting opponents out of graveyards, fighting guys well past their best like some other heavyweights in Britain, I’m taking on Kevin Johnson who has fought for a major world title and been the distance with Vitali Klitschko.

“I am getting closer to a shot at Klitschko myself and I’m going to show Vitali why he has to fight me because when I do a number on Johnson and get him out of there I’ll have done a better job than Vitali did on him.

“I’m really looking forward to fighting again in Belfast, the support I get there is great and to bring such a big fight there is terrific for the fans. Johnson is going to be tough, he’s a hard man but I’ll be in the best shape of my life. The fans can expect fireworks, that’s for sure.”

Daily Sport says – Should be an interesting outing for Fury and a stepping stone to bigger and better things.


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