• Tyson Fury v Martin Rogan

'Unbeatable' Fury ready for Rogan

ESPN staff
April 11, 2012
Fury intends to make Rogan his 13th knockout victim in Belfast © PA Photos

Tyson Fury has vowed to demonstrate the gulf in class between himself and Martin Rogan when the duo meet at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, claiming the Irish fighter "cannot beat me" and will be "begging" for the end on April 14.

Fury, the former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, who vacated both belts after a title defence with David Price fell through in February, is unbeaten in 17 bouts and is convinced that his new attitude to training has taken his standing in the sport to a new level.

Rogan hit back with claims that Fury is in danger of overlooking the the veteran Irishman as he eyes a potential showdown with world heavyweight champions, the Klitschko brothers, further down the line.

But Fury is adamant that he will make light work of Rogan as he lines up a 13th win by knockout.

"This has been a long time coming off," Fury said. "This is my world title fight, the Irish heavyweight championship of the world. It couldn't be any better. This is what it's all about.

"He [Rogan] may be a great fighter but there's a difference in great and supreme, world class and domestic. You're talking, listening, to a world-class athlete.

"I'm going to hit Martin Rogan with that many left jabs he's going to be begging for the right hand to come and knock him out. It's going to be crazy.

"It doesn't matter if he's [Rogan] run 500 miles, if he's trained with 14 armies, if he's had a million sparring partners, it doesn't matter if he's got 16 hands. He can't beat me."

After the niceties of their earlier press conferences ahead of the fight, there was an added bite from both men just four days before they step into the ring, with 40-year-old Rogan saying he is "prepared to die" against Fury.

"He'll be thinking Martin's over the hill, he's been round the block, all this pantomime crap, but realistically come Saturday night at 10pm, there will be a pantomime, and it will be Tyson Fury running around the ring on his tip-toes away from me," Rogan said, before warning Fury of the dangers of making plans before dealing with the task in hand.

"Fury is overlooking me once again," Rogan added. "He thinks it is going to be an easy ride for him. It's looks very much like he's already looked past me. I haven't looked past Saturday night. My eyes are firmly on taking him out and that's what I'm going to do. I'm prepared to die in the ring."

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