Undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury easily outhustled and outboxed Kevin Johnson to a lopsided unanimous decision in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday. Fury won by scores of 119-110 and 119-108 (twice).
Fury (20-0, 14 knockouts), a giant (6-foot-9, 250-pound) 23-year-old native of Manchester, England, boxed a busy but controlled fight, outjabbing Johnson and soundly outworking and outmaneuvering the former title challenger from Atlanta.
Johnson (28-3-1, 13 KOs), a 33-year-old veteran who went the distance with Vitali Klitschko in a WBC title bout in 2009, did little more than jab and follow his towering opponent around the ring. He ocassionally landed his right cross, but Fury always answered back with combinations and body shots before repositioning himself.
Fury, THE RING’s No. 10-rated heavyweight, now positions himself to face with winner of the January Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne WBC title semi-eliminator for the right to face Klitschko.