Fury closes on Klitschko brothers
By Jonny Stapleton
TYSON Fury moved a step closer to a world title fight with one of the Klitschko brothers after he stopped Vinny Maddalone in Bristol on Saturday night.
As expected the Irish heavyweight champion easily brushed aside the American veteran to extend his undefeated record to 20 fights.
The referee rescued a bloodied and marked Maddalone in the fifth round of a WBO intercontinental fight that the Irish traveler dominated from start to finish.
Fury, who had the American hurt in the first, impressed a world wide TV audience- and the fighter all ready earmarked as the heir to the all conquering Klitschko’s throne will be further linked to the brothers supreme, even if the win came against routine opposition.
The 23 year old giant had previously stated he wanted to secure mandatory position before stepping in with either of the world champion brothers, but after his hand was raised last night he claimed he is ready for anyone.
“I’m still undefeated. I would like to say I’m ready for anyone in the world. Klitschkos: bring them on. Americans: bring them on. Bring on Tomasz Adamek. He’s too small for me and I see an early win for me,” commented Fury before he discussed the stoppage.
“I knew it was a matter of time. I actually called the referee over, he was taking some big shots.”
Mick Hennessy, however played down any thoughts of a Klitschko fight in the near future. Indeed the promoter, who twice brought Fury to Belfast, believes a Klitschko fight is two or three wins away and hinted Pole Adamek was next on the agenda for Fury.
“It (a Klitschko fight) is getting closer. We’re still one fight at a time. He’s 23. To pull off a result like that tonight was unbelievable. That was a master class. I’m liking Adamek (next), either here or in the US.” “The Klitschko’s are two, maybe three fights away. We’ll go into that fight when he’s ready to do a job on them.”