Firstly, I have to congratulate Tyson Fury on doing what I predicted all along and de-throning heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.
I always fancied Tyson to do it. He’s massively unappreciated because he’s a Brit.
If he was American, everyone would be raving about a man with his skills and record.
In modern sport, we are spoon-fed information, and while most follow what they’re told on TV, I decided to make my mind up on what I’d seen previous and I fancied Tyson to do it.
Talk quickly moved onto Tyson’s out-spoken and often controversial views on this and that after he made it on to the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
I have to say before I go any further that I have no interest whatsoever in the SPOTY.
They have zero credibility in my eyes and they’re organised and decided by corporates and I take no interest in them.
Whether or not I agree with what Tyson says (and often I don’t), what people think of that is irrelevant.
They’re his views, and just because he’s heavyweight champion of the world, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be able to say it how it is.
There are so many politically correct people about now, give me a Tyson Fury over them any day of the week.
I like Tyson Fury. He has a lot to say for himself and has something about him, and he’s also a world class British boxer.
I for one won’t be tuning in to watch the awards, and I’m sure Tyson Fury won’t lose any sleep if he doesn’t win them.
He’s gone and beaten Klitschko in Germany and has four world titles, I’m sure he’d much prefer the honours that he won in Dusseldorf.
The PC Brigade are always quick to shoot down outspoken people, and they’ve done the same with Tyson Fury.
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There’s a cracking night of boxing on Saturday at The O2 in London, with the big grudge match between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte topping the bill.
While I’m expecting both Joshua and Chris Eubank Jnr to win comfortably, the one I’m looking out for is one of our region’s top stars in Luke Campbell.
I’ve sparred with Luke a few times and he’s a special talent.
It’s great to see him doing so well and now on the verge of a world title shot in 2016.
I’m looking forward to seeing Luke progress even further. Everyone saw what he did to Tommy Coyle and I believe he’s light years ahead of everyone domestically and he’ll go on to prove just that over the next few years.
It would be fantastic for the city of Hull to enjoy another huge night of boxing, hopefully at the KC Lightstream Stadium, where my team Hull United play our games now.
Another fighter I’m excited to see develop further is Chris Eubank Jnr.
Eubank Jnr has teamed up with coach and trainer Adam Booth, who I believe is one of the best around.
The guy has already shown huge potential, but he can get that extra 25% by listening to and working with Booth.
He’s in a decent scrap on Saturday night and I think that’ll bring the best out of him.
He’s mentioned the name of Gennady Golovkin for next year, and he’ll need to put a show against Spike O’Sullivan if he’s to get that fight.