By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Warning, contains strong language: Canadian heavyweight champion Neven Pajkic wasn’t holding back anything when contacted by Fightnews following a week of press releases from fellow undefeated fighter Tyson Fury of England. The 12-0 Fury was hand at ringside last Saturday night at Casino Rama to watch the Canadian champ win every round of an eight round fight but not able to finish 47 year-old Andreas Sidon of Germany. Fury who called the effort “pathetic” earlier this week via press release made his ringside to personally offer up the challenge in an exchange of words that was brief as Pajkic made his way back to his dressing room.
“He came up to me after the fight and introduced himself and I didn’t quite understand him because he was speaking dumb, and I don’t speak dumb,” said Pajkic. “He was making faces I told him, ‘look you f-ing gypsy, what are you looking for?’ and he was all, ‘what now, what now,’ that’s when I threw a towel in his face. Once I pushed him, then he finally backed off.”
Bothering Pajkic more than the challenge at ringside following a victory was the aggressive and negative tone of the press releases from Fury and his Hennessy promoters. “All these press releases and shit that they’re talking really doesn’t matter when we step in the ring. They came like bums, they came like gypsies. They came like bums trying to provoke the fight like that. They should have approached me professionally because I’m a professional fighter. They didn’t talk to my team or my management. They thought they were just going to come and suck me in, and for shit money I might add.”
Fury had hoped that bout would get turned around and be put on the undercard of the Pascal-Hopkins fight in Quebec City December 18. Something that became abundantly clear would not happen once Pajikic was cut in the final round in his fight Saturday.
So while the short term is not possible, Pajkic seemed more than eager to get the fight done for the future. “I’m so shit that I’m going to beat this bitch Fury that I’m willing to bet what I’m taking home. My challenge is winner take all.
“They have good marketing and they have an aggressive approach, but they do things so stupidly. Girls in high school do this shit. I do my talking inside the ropes and this is my message to Hennessy Sports and Tyson Fury, 2011, Canada, winner take all. I’m not saying any of things these guys are saying, all I’m saying is that Tyson Fury will lose to Neven Pajkic.”
It appears that a 2011 fight is unlikely according to Hennessy Sports, “He said he won’t operate on our timeline,” said Adam Harris, “So I guess we’re supposed to put Tyson’s career on hold so that Pajkic can take a vacation.”