Fury set to face New Yorker

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MORECAMBE’S heavyweight boxing sensation Tyson Fury will take on New Yorker Vinny Maddalone in his next fight.

Irish Heavyweight champion Fury will take on the 38-year-old journeyman, who has won 35 of his 43 fights, at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on Saturday, July 7.

Maddalone, who has defeats to Evander Holyfield and Jean Marc Mormeck on his record will be looking to inflict a first loss on Fury, who has won all of his 18 fights, with 13 of his victories coming by way of knockout.

Fury, currently at a training camp in Essen, Belgium said: “He’s a good opponent, a real tough guy, who leaves nothing in the changing room, he certainly comes to fight.

“Training has gone well and I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m looking forward to some good rounds and after I beat him maybe we can go out and get something to eat.”

Maddalone said: “I’m looking forward to fighting in England.

“The Brits may be rooting for him in the beginning but I guarantee they will be cheering for me by the end of the night.

“I promise to give everything I’ve got — the Brits are going to experience one hell of a fight and I plan on making lots of new fans. I respect Tyson Fury, hats off because he shows lots of balls. I’m really happy for this opportunity.

“Two guys with balls will make for a great fight.”

In his last fight, Fury stopped hometown favourite Martin Rogan in the fifth round of their Irish Heavyweight title clash at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast in April. Middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jnr will be on the undercard at the Hand Arena along with Tyson’s cousin Phill Fury, from Lancaster. The fight will be live on Channel 5.