WBO International Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and challenger Christian Hammer came head-to-head on Friday at the Cineworld in The O2 ahead of Saturday’s big showdown, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Undefeated Fury’s risks his title and WBO mandatory shot against reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko if he loses to the number three ranked challenger.
But Fury is fully aware of what’s at stake and say he’ll retire if can’t defeat the hard-hitting Germany based Romaninan.
“If I can’t beat Christian Hammer I’m going nowhere and may as well retire. If I can’t knock him out with one clean punch then something’s seriously wrong. I’m on a mission to become world heavyweight champion.” Said Fury.
Hammer said, “I respect him for risking his position, but he won’t get a chance to beat me. I’m also risking my position to take this fight and to come over here and fight him. I’ve been waiting a long time for this fight and I’ll not waste it.”
Promoter Frank Warren added, “This is a significant fight for Tyson and he can’t afford to lose because the winner of this fight will definitely get a shot against Wladimir Klitschko after he fights Bryant Jennings in New York. Tyson has to come through against Hammer, he asked for a fighter in top 10 and Hammer is at number three. That says a lot about him that he wants to keep busy for Klitschko.”
Tyson Fury’s WBO International Heavyweight title defence against Christian Hammer and Chris Eubank Jnr’s challenge for the Interim WBA World Middleweight title against champion Dmitry Chudinov headlines a quality packed card featuring Cromer ace Liam Walsh defending his British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight titles against rival Joe Murray; Bradley Skeete returning to action and challenging for the Vacant WBO European Welterweight title against Anzor Gamgebeli; big-hitting Enfield star Frank Buglioni makes the first defence, in his second reign, of the WBO European Super-Middleweight title, against Ivan Jukic; plus exciting welterweight Ahmet Patterson defending his English Welterweight Championship against Sunderland’s undefeated Glenn Foot; Erith talent Lewis Pettitt; undefeated Manchester light-heavyweight prospect Dempsey Fury; plus the pro debut of Essex super-featherweight prospect Boy Jones Jnr.
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