Originally Posted by beadybea
Fury is great for the sport. I've always watched the big fights Hatton, Calzaghe and other high profile until I caught the ITV4 documentary on him (where he claimed he didn't get selected for the Olympics because he was a traveller, he'd had one pro fight). I was captivated by him due to being a 6'9 traveller and ended up putting a bet on him to win a world title (I got 16-1 by the end of 2013). Since then I've seen every one of his fights and as a result have followed many other fighters, nowadays I'll watch any boxing on TV and even started boxing sparring a little. So for me at least he's massively raised the profile of the sport.
Good to hear, mate.
People will actually be surprised how high Fury's profile is. Since he's been on Ch. 5 it's gone up exponentially. He's known now by pretty much most of the sports enthusiasts and not long till he crosses over big time to the mainstream.
I just hope he keeps improving and proves to be the real deal. That would be great for boxing.