Roman Fury, brother of The Gypsy King, is set to make his debut at Doncaster Racecourse on October 8th. He will fight in a cruiserweight contest on the undercard of Reece Mould vs Hamed Ghaz.
The Fury name has become synonymous for belonging to ‘fighting men’ over the last decade. This is mainly down to WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, but also through the rise in celebrity of Father John and half-brother Tommy, who are fast becoming household names.
However, Roman is slightly different from the other Fury fighters, admitting he has no amateur experience and only taking up boxing up recently, having previously been focussed on his rugby league scholarship. Although, in an interview with VIP Boxing, he admitted it that he would preferred to have experienced the amateurs before stepping into the professional game.
“Amateur fights would have been a nice experience, but I would rather go into the pro ranks and learn. These shows will improve me. “I started late and don’t have time to waste two or three years in the amateurs, so I have to progress quickly.
“Tyson, Tommy, our Dad and Jimmy [Harrington, trainer] all said just get straight into professional boxing.”
Despite clearly having to play catch-up, Roman Fury is certainly daring to dream big, having been in-and-around the inspirational return and rise of brother Tyson. He will not want to taint the Fury name, especially seeing as though both Tyson and John told Tommy Fury to retire, if he was to lose to Jake Paul. With that in mind, Roman has his eyes on titles, regardless of the fact that he only began boxing during lockdown, as a way to lose weight.
“I have been around boxing my whole life and I don’t consider myself a complete novice who has just put the gloves on. “I want to go for titles. I am looking for British titles and like any boxer have ambitions to win World titles. “I would even love Central and English titles. I would be privileged to win them because that is very, very good. Not many boxers even win Area titles.
At 25-years-old, who is to say Roman can’t go on to achieve some of his goals in the sport and the fact that he is beginning on the small shows should be respected by boxing fans, as he could have easily ridden off of his family name into a televised fight.
However, it remains to be seen if he possesses any of the ‘fighting man’ genetics that have helped his brother achieve so much and if his debut away from the spotlight is to protect the family name.