|Tyson Fury after defeating 40-year old cab driver Martin Rogan.|
Maddalone is a relatively unknown fighter that is not even a slight step up from the likes of fighters that Fury has already been facing. No disrespect to Maddalone, but he even is worse than some of the men that Fury has beat. So, the fact that we were promised that Fury would take on a world level fighter has made this all a big anti-climax.
38-year old Maddalone (35-7, 26 KO's) has shared the ring with Tomasz Adamek, Jean-Marc Mormeck, Denis Boytsov and Evander Holyfield (the very old version) and lost to all of them. He was actually knocked out by Adamek and Holyfield.
Really, this is just a sideways step from Martin Rogan, who Fury stopped in five rounds in April of this year, as Maddalone is 38, and although he's still a full time fighter, he is long past his prime.
Fury and his team claimed that they gave up the British belt because he had bigger fish to fry than David Price (Fury's domestic rival) but there has been no sign of him fighting anyone better at all. It would be a lot better for the 6"9 and his team if they just told the truth and basically tell us that they want to take their time, instead of feeding us with promises that they will not fulfil.