Fighting Talk with Ray Yeomans

This is Nottingham Ray Yoemans30th May, 2009

Tyson might well be a breath of fresh air - and how the British heavyweight scene needs one - but he still has a long way to go as far as I am concerned.

Of course, Fury can only beat what Mick Hennessy puts in front of him. And he's made a pretty good fist of it with six out of six so far - forcing a disappointing Scot Belshaw to quit with body shots last week.

Fury has benefited from sparring with big Ukrainian heavyweights and should do even better now he's had his own gym built in Manchester.

But when you examine the opposition in detail, it puts a different complexion on things.

Tyson 'beat' Bela Gyongyosi, a small cruiserweight, on his debut in Nottingham in December.

Marcel Zeller and Daniil Peretyatko lasted five rounds between them while experienced Lee Swaby at least made a fight of it, unlike Mathew Ellis.

And anyone who saw Belshaw lose to Peretyatko at Harvey Hadden knows just how limited he is (although Belshaw did avenge that defeat four months later).

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