Fury makes it look easy at the O2 in London…
Tyson Fury enjoyed an easy night’s work on Saturday as he claimed an eighth round win over Christian Hammer after his opponent opted to quit on the stool.
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Fury moved closer to a world title shot against Wladimir Klitschko with his comfortable win, as he produced a performance that would have impressed his rivals in the division.
The 26-year-old dominated all eight rounds before the towel was finally thrown in by Hammer’s corner. The Romanian put up a brave display to hang in with an undoubtedly more talented opponent, with Fury listening well to his own corner and getting the job done.
Fury was in his typically jovial mood after being introduced into the ring by an Elvis impersonator, and as well as goading his rival through the fight, he was more than happy to call out Klitschko again.
The heavyweight king is back in action on April 25 at Madison Square Garden when he takes on Bryant Jennings. Should he come through that bout unscathed, he is likely to be forced into defending against his mandatory challenger.
Fury’s camp have previously insisted that the Ukrainian’s promotional team have ignored them, but it remains to be seen whether or not they finally get their title shot later this year with WBC champion Deontay Wilder also looking on intently.