Boxing: Southpaw Fury takes Irish title

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The Independent Online

The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury beat the veteran Martin Rogan in five rounds on Saturday night in Belfast.

Fury, 23, who surprised onlookers by using a southpaw stance, knocked Rogan down with a left hook in the third round. A body shot in the fifth put the 40-year-old Belfast boxer down again and his trainer, Bernard Checa, insisted that the fight should be stopped.

Explaining his decision to box southpaw, Fury said: "I found it comfortable to go left-handed in that fight. I'm a world-class heavyweight and I'm going to try different things."