Belshaw ready to accept Tyson challenge

British Steve Willings18th May, 2009

Lisburn heavyweight Scott Belshaw is ready to accept the challenge handed out by hot prospect Tyson Fury. Belshaw accepted the fight late on Sunday evening and once the contracts and money is sorted out, he will become Fury's sixth professional opponent.

"I'll be ready to make a move on the British or Commonwealth titles this year and what I saw in Belfast on Saturday night with Sam Sexton taking the Commonwealth title from Martin Rogan backs that up. I offered to take on Sexton in his back yard in just my third pro fight but he didn't want to know so he's already running scared," Fury told ITV.

Belshaw is looking to put aside the disappointment of missing out on a crack at Dave Ingleby on the big Odyseey bill last weekend. It's sure to be an explosive encounter for as long as it lasts, between two heavy handed fighters. Scott has only been beaten once, which he later avenged, while Fury has stopped all five victims thus far