Opinion | Apr 17 2017

Spare a thought for Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury's conquest ushered in the new era of heavyweight boxing writes Andy Clarke
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I’VE just been watching The Gloves Are Off, I don’t think I need to tell you who was in it. We’re not far away now from one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes of the century; “A fight for the ages,” as Johnny Nelson described it.

It was a good watch. I did wonder, as we got nearer and nearer to battle, whether relations between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko might become a little strained. Whether the younger man might get tired of his adversary and what has seemed to me to be his deliberate attempt to write his defeat to Tyson Fury out of the record books and once again wrap himself in the regal cloak of invincibility he wore with such style before that night in Dusseldorf 17 months ago.

Like it never happened.


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