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Two Fury fight offers rejected

ESPN staff
August 11, 2011
Tyson Fury is scrambling to find his next opponent © PA Photos

Recently-crowned British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been left searching for his next opponent after Martin Rogan reportedly rejected the chance to fight.

Northern Irishman Rogan, 40, was ringside for Fury's points victory over Dereck Chisora last month, and has made no secret about his desire to fight and beat the Manchester-born fighter in the future.

However, it seems things may have changed, as Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy revealed the former Commonwealth champion has turned down a good offer to fight in Belfast.

"I can't believe that Martin has turned down the offer to fight Tyson," said Hennessy. "He was given all he wanted - one of the best purses he's ever had, a chance to fight for both titles and fighting in his home city.

"In the end Martin talked a good fight with Tyson but that was all, he just didn't want to fight him and that's a shame."

The unbeaten Canadian Neven Pajkic - reportedly Fury's second choice opponent - is also believed to have rejected the offer of a bout.

Audley Harrison has made positive noises about fighting Fury in the future, and his chances could be strengthened by the recent rejections.

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