Klitschko’s sparring partners fear for Tyson Fury: ‘There’s a huge difference in level’

first_imgTyson Fury is in line for an unforgettable destruction at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko, according to a report in Sunday’s papers.The Sunday Times spoke to several boxers who have dared to step foot in the ring with the world heavyweight champion, the journalist who wrote the piece coming to the question that Fury “will, for all his size and bluster, most likely be felled like some gigantic pine tree.”Sparring partner Adrian Granat, an unbeaten Swede who at 6’8” is just an inch shorter than Fury and two inches taller than Klitschko, put it this way: “Three rounds with Klitschko is like eight or nine with anyone else… If you don’t concentrate every second, you’re going to get punished.”Another, 6’8” Richard Towers from Sheffield, expanded on that: “We earn seriously good money,” he said. “But we earn it. Wladimir likes to land shots and he takes no prisoners.”I came here three years ago and he dropped me. I felt like I had never been in a ring before. “Now I’m better but I have to be very careful. When he throws a punch, nine out of 10 times it lands, and he’s always in position to throw shots.”He may be 39 now, but there’s no deterioration at all, believe me.” Fury takes on Klitschko next Saturday for the first time, but they almost faced off once before: the Anglo-Irish boxer himself was once called up to Klitschko’s training camp as a potential partner, but never got a chance to step in the ring.”According to Fury, that was because Klitschko was scared,” writes the Sunday Times’s Nick Pitt. “According to Klitschko, it was because Fury was so obviously raw that Klitschko’s trainer at the time, the late Emanuel Steward, decided he was not up to the task and should be spared a bad beating.”Towers added that he has huge regard for Fury, having sparred with him as well – but he still only sees one possible outcome for the bout. “Tyson is one of the best fighters I’ve shared a ring with,” Towers said. “He will be coming to fight and he’s very game. I wish him all the best, but there’s a huge difference in level. Wladimir is the complete professional and a very consistent performer… “Tyson will either be knocked out or beaten over 12 rounds.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Mike Yoder, who has served under seven Sumner County Sheriffs, has now retired

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow – When Sheriff’s Captain Mike Yoder was 20 years old, he was hired by Sheriff Jerry Wiley and couldn’t even legally purchase ammunition.“You didn’t have to be 21 at the time, unless you were going to the academy,” Yoder said. “I went to Gibson’s to buy ammo, and was dressed in uniform and had my gun. I went to the counter to buy the ammo and they asked for my ID. They wouldn’t sell me bullets because I wasn’t 21, so I had to have my mom buy my bullets.”Yoder worked for the Sheriff’s Department from early 1978 to late 1979, then began working as a police officer with the Wellington Police Department, who sent him to the academy. After four years, he came back to the Sheriff’s Department in 1983.“In 37 years, I’ve gone through seven sheriffs, and I’ve been undersheriff for three of them,” Yoder said. “I’ve been very fortunate.”Yoder’s father, Fred Yoder, was a police officer in Wellington for about 12 years, leaving the force as captain.“He was my biggest influence in law enforcement, and also shooting,” Yoder said.Yoder’s wife, Frances, is a detective with the sheriff’s department. She was formerly a sergeant with the Mulvane Police Department. The couple has four children and three grandchildren.“She is a wonderful detective,” Yoder said.His son, Andrew Yoder, has been a detention deputy with the Sumner County Jail for four years.Yoder said the most rewarding thing while being on the sheriff’s department was forming the S.W.A.T. team here in 1997, which he will still be in charge of and assist with training.“We started that in response to the school violence and shootings at the time, that was the driving factor behind it,” Yoder said. “We wanted to have a special team here to deal with critical incidents.”Yoder was sent to firearms training in 1981, and is now a state certified firearms instructor. He now assists the state training with new recruits.“I really enjoy firearms and teaching new shooters,” Yoder said. “Competitive shooting is what I love to do.”Yoder’s favorite part of law enforcement was that although it was the same routine daily, you always ran into something different.“You could be outside patrolling, and see different people and different things,” Yoder said.He said if he hadn’t worked in the sheriff’s department, he wouldn’t have experienced a lot of things, like transporting prisoners from state to state.“The county has been great to me,” Yoder said.He opened Trigger Guard, the local shooting range, five years ago this July.“I always had people calling and asking if they could use the sheriff’s department’s shooting range to shoot or sight in guns, and I had to say no, and Wichita was the closest place to go,” Yoder said.One day Yoder looked down the path on his property where he hunts pheasants, and thought it would make a great shooting range. A burm was already in place, as there were old railroad tracks there, so he built on that.“I build as I go, and it worked out, we’re open now and have a good customer base,” Yoder said.Although he has retired, he plans to still work part time for the sheriff’s department, and will remain in charge of the S.W.A.T. team. He will also be able to focus more on Trigger Guard.A retirement reception was held for him at the sheriff’s department Thursday afternoon.“I’ve met some great people and a had great time,” Yoder said. “I would do it all over in a heart beat, and wouldn’t change a thing.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 227 weeks ago Congratulations on your retirement, I’ve heard good things about you but have never personally met you…I guess in a way that’s a good thing. Hopefully I can meet you through your other endeavor at Trigger Guard through one of your classes. Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Rod Oldridge · 227 weeks ago Where did the time go Mike? Seems like just a few weeks ago we went to NRA FA Instructor training together at KLETC. Now we are both retired. Congrats Mister. It indeed was a very good gig, and glad to have been working with you a part of it. Law Enforcement is not about what you do…it is who you are. See you later. Rod O Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Robbie Kogle · 227 weeks ago One of the best Law Enforcement officers I ever had the prevledge of knowing and working with. 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