Heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury is to defend his Commonwealth title against Canadian champion Neven Pajkic on November 12 in Manchester, England.
Both men will put perfect 16-fight winning records on the line at EventCity, Trafford Centre, and Fury’s manager Mick Hennessy believes 34-year-old Bosnian-born Pajkic (16-0, 5 knockouts) will seriously test the talents of the British beltholder.
“Once again, Tyson will be fighting a dangerous, undefeated fighter. In his last six fights, including the upcoming one against Pajkic, Tyson will have fought four undefeated fighters, which is unheard of for a top heavyweight coming up the ranks,” Hennessy said
“Tyson is old school, and he’s doing everything the proper way. I honestly believe that, within 18 months to two years, not only will he be the number one heavyweight in the world but the biggest name in the sport as well.”
Fury (16-0, 11 KOs) is climbing the heavyweight ladder fast and, after stopping American Nicolai Firtha in the fifth round last month, the 23-year-old Manchester man is ranked 13 with the WBC and 15 with the WBA.