Tyson Fury vs Vinny Maddalone Preview July 7th
Undefeated Irish Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury will be squaring off against New York’s Vinny Maddalone in a 12-round bout at the Hand Arena in Clevedon England on July 7. Fury has made a name for himself in Britain mainly due to his knockout power and height of 6-feet-nine-inches while Maddalone is known for his tremendous heart.
The 24-year-old Fury, who was born in Manchester, England, has a 14-year age advantage over the 38-year-old Maddalone as well as a seven-inch height advantage over the 6-foot-2 American. Fury has built up an 18-0 record with 13 KOs since turning pro back in 2008 while Maddalone is 35-7 with 26 KOs since 1999.
Maddalone’s been in the ring with some tough customers over the years such as Tomasz Adamek, Jean Marc Mormeck, Denis Boytsov, and Evander Holyfield, but lost to all of them. He’s got the heart to compete against the world’s elite fighters, but doesn’t possess the skill to be successful against them. However, the same could be said of Fury. The English giant hasn’t really met anybody of note other than an overrated Dereck Chisora, who he managed to beat by a 12-round unanimous decision. His last fight was a fifth-round TKO over 41-year-old Martin Rogan for the Irish title.
Maddalone is definitely an exciting fighter and has enough power to drop Fury, but the question is can he stand up to Fury’s best shots. The New Yorker knows only one way to fight and that’s basically to keep pressing forward and slugging it out. Both fighters have shown a lot of respect for each other before the bout as they realize each of them is quite dangerous. This fight should be a treat for the fans and it’s very unlikely that it’ll go the distance.
Fury has the sense to step up in class gradually instead of making a giant leap and taking on a top-10 fighter. He’s got the size and pretty good power, but his boxing skills aren’t that polished at the moment. But at the age of 24 he’s still learning the ropes and has tome to improve his skills. Maddalone certainly represents a step up in class from his last opponent Rogan, and he better be well prepared for the onslaught once the bell rings.
However, Maddalone’s been in several wars throughout his career and at his advanced age he might just run out of steam the longer this fight goes. His best chance is to go after Fury early on. If he fails to put him away by the sixth round Fury will likely stop him in the second half of the fight. There could be a couple of knockdowns in the contest and don’t be surprised if both men hit the deck at some point. If Fury can’t get past Maddalone, it’ll be a giant step backwards for him and may have to start all over at square one again.
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Written by: Ian Palmer