Days after capturing the world heavyweight championship in front of 55,000 fans in Dusseldorf, Germany, Tyson Fury has leant his support to promotional stable-mate Lenny Daws ahead of the Carshalton man’s European title fight with Ruben Nieto this Saturday night (December 5), live on Channel 5.
Daws, like Fury, has been with promoter Mick Hennessy since day one of his professional career – all the way back in April 2003 – and now, having won two British titles, is on the cusp of grabbing the elusive European crown. And Fury couldn’t be happier to see the 36-year-old get his moment in the spotlight.
“Lenny is an all-action, no-nonsense fighter who always makes for good television,” said Fury. “He’s not a prima donna, he’s a good, old-fashioned, hard-working pro. He never takes a step back, he’s always in entertaining scraps, and he’s a proper fighting man.
“Also, it’s good to see Lenny’s loyalty to Mick over the years. While some have jumped ship and been completely disloyal during tough times, Lenny has focused on his boxing, improved his record, and now he’s on the verge of winning the European title and breaking into the top ten. It’s at this level when the fighters really need the support of the nation.
“I’m hoping Lenny will look at the recent run of results we’ve had – Nick Blackwell retaining his British title, Lee Haskins becoming IBF world champion, and me beating Klitschko in Germany – and continue that good form. I know he’s more than capable of becoming European champion on Saturday night.”
*** Destiny: Daws vs. Nieto takes place on Saturday, December 5 at Carshalton’s Westcroft Leisure Centre and will be televised live and exclusively in the UK on Channel 5 from 10.30pm ***
*** A limited amount of tickets for Destiny: Daws vs. Nieto are priced at £100 and £40 and can be purchased from the Ticketline on 0844 888 4402 ***