There has been quite a bit of speculation over the last month or two as to whether 6'9" Irish Mancunian Tyson Fury is a credible world heavyweight contender.
It seems to be a case of differing opinion.
Legendary boxing trainer, Emanuel (Manny) Steward, of the world renowned Kronks Gymnasium in Detroit, Michigan, appears to be of the opinion that Tyson really can cut the mustard, without necessarily biting anybody's ear off like his namesake.
A friend of Steward's told Skoob Sports News:
"Manny thinks this guy can cut the mustard. The kid's only 22 years old, and he's gonna need a lotta woik (sic) but he's powerful, he's big, he hits hard - we just gotta woik (sic) on his footwoik (sic) and his hand speed, then we figure we got an unpolished gemstone. Dis kid can be a champeen, like Balboa - he just needs to loin (sic) how to take a shot and cover up in the clinches."
Optimism not quite matched on the streets of Fury's hometown, Manchester, England. Lifelong Mancunian fight fan, Ernie Buttmunch of Ardwick told our reporter:
"The lad's got potential right enough. But from what I've seen of him, he's like another Frank Bruno. I can't see him going for the kill when he gets the chance. And then there's the Ricky Hatton syndrome - as soon as he comes home, he'll go on the piss with his mates and start getting up to naughties. They all do, the fighters from round here. That's just the way it is. Where's me glasses? I'm as blind as a bat without 'em... Mavis..."
So there you have it fight fans - Tyson Fury may or may not be destined to become a big name, but it's certainly a name you'll remember for a long time.
More as we get it.