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It is difficult not to notice 20-year-old Tyson Fury as he stands 6ft9in and weighs in at about 18st. He has obliterated his first six professional opponents and is making waves both here and in the United States.
Decent white heavyweights are about as common as an MP without a second home, but Fury has shown he has all the attributes to become a world champion.
Colossally strong and equipped with a pulverising jab, he has wiped out some high-class fighters already, despite turning pro only in December.
His pro debut was a predictable one-round destruction of the limited Bela Gyongyosi but, since then, Fury has mixed in quality company and never gone beyond four rounds.
Lee Swaby, Mathew Ellis and Scott Belshaw, all respected heavyweights, were blown away and Fury, who fights in Wigan next Saturday, says he is ready for anything.
"I would fight [former world champion] Sam Peter right now if I could," he said. "I would smash him to pieces in a couple of rounds.
"The only problem I have is my impatience. I just don't rate many of the fighters around and I know I would blow a hole through them."
This is not just the usual bravado; Swaby, who sparked out former cruiserweight world champion Enzo Maccarinelli four years ago, believes he has never been hit as hard as he was by Fury a few months ago.
Swaby, who knows his way around a ring better than most, admitted he could not keep Fury off him and was eventually downed in four rounds in March.
"He's very, very good," said Swaby. "He's still very young but he has real power and a great jab."
His dismantling of one opponent after another is reminiscent of the original Tyson, who exploded on to the heavyweight scene in the mid-Eighties and, by the age of 20, had become the youngest world champion in history.
But while Mike Tyson was a human fireball waiting to ignite, Fury is quiet and unassuming - outside the ring at least.
"People say they see a different me when I step through the ropes and that is true," said Fury. "But I am not a wild man in the ring. It is controlled aggression which wins the day in boxing. You have to remain calm and loose to let your shots work."
Promoter Mick Hennessy says he is struggling to pair Fury with opponents as so many are running scared.
"It is tough because we have to keep pushing Tyson along, but one fighter after another just makes excuses," he said.
"In Tyson's second fight we matched him with Marcel Zeller, who had lost only three times in 24 fights. Zeller had knocked out 20 of his 21 wins so he could dig. Tyson dismantled him in three rounds. Zeller said afterwards he had never seen anything like it."]]>