Hennessy Sports press release courtesy David Kelly, Belfast Telegraph
Tyson Fury has been left fuming by Martin Rogan’s decision to reject a highly lucrative offer to face the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion at the King’s Hall on September 17.
Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy was yesterday informed by Rogan that he would not be willing to face Fury. This came 24 hours after he reportedly stated, regarding Fury, that he would “knock him out and beat him senseless”.
Hennessy said: “I can’t believe that Martin has turned down the offer to fight Tyson. He was given all he wanted — one of the best purses he’s ever had, a chance to fight for both titles and fighting in his home city.
“In the end Martin talked a good fight with Tyson but that was all, he just didn’t want to fight him and that’s a shame.”
Unbeaten Canadian Neven Pajkic was the second choice but he has also refused to face Fury who is now one of the hottest properties in world boxing.
Fury, who was denied the chance to box for Ireland at the Olympics three years ago, will now move on and face a new opponent.
Hennessy added: “Tyson can’t wait to get back in the ring after such a great win against Dereck Chisora.”