Adam Smith: "Fury one of the greatest of all-time"

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Safin, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019

    @Mitch87 I'd rather you heard it from me first (hopefully). This must feel like a right stab in the back coming from the head of your organisation. Take a seat and brace yourself.

    "...but the skills that Tyson Fury showed and to come back from again adversity ranks him as the number one heavyweight of this time. Anthony Joshua, for so long, had those belts and his loss against Oleksandr Usyk a couple of weeks ago... Tyson Fury stands definitively as the number one and one of the great heavyweights, now, of all-time."

    "His technique is phenomenal. His ring generalship..."

    "...but Tyson Fury has done absolutely everything. I thought the win against Klitschko in Germany was one of the great away wins. The second fight against Deontay Wilder definitively the best"

    "...but you've got to start comparing him now to some of the top, top heavyweights of all-time."

    "He looks pretty unbeatable at the moment, to me."
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    If he beats Usyk, we can call him one of the great heavyweights.
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  3. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Fury an ATG, there will always be another man coming along who he "has to beat"

    This twenty stone Gypsy TANK version of Fury walks through the division with ease. Big Joe Joyce the only possible exception.
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  4. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    We can already call him that. Usyk / AJ would be great wins but there’s no doubting Fury is already one of the greats - beating a dominant Klitschko, away, and beating an unbeaten Wilder, again away. Usyk / AJ wins solidify his position of the best of the last 20 15 years but without a doubt he is already an all time great.
  5. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 New Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    What's happening with Joshua and sky sports?
    I thought he was going to stay with Sky but Smith and a few others at Sky recently have openly been saying Fury is the best heavyweight in the world.

    It would be a turnaround if Joshua gets beat again and Eddie has him exclusively on DAZN and Sky were to tie up with Fury/top rank
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    SKY have desperately wanted to broadcast a Fury fight again, ever since Fury beat Wilder in the 2nd fight.
    He's the best, and he's British, and he's fighting on BT in the UK, which undermines SKY.
    Joshua is a valuable commodity but no one can say he's #1 currently, and even while they could still make that claim, they wanted AJ and Fury.

    I think Whyte has a contract with SKY, and is being lined up as Fury's next opponent, so SKY might try to get in that way.
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  7. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    If AJ was still with Sky sports we all know that Adam Smith wouldnt be talking in such glowing terms about a rival.

    He would still be chomping away on the AJ manmeat like the worst fan boy around.

    But it is nice for the first time ever to see Tyson Fury getting a little bit of credit.

    However the Guardian or the BBC is probably working on another attack against his character as we speak...
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  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    They're no longer yoked to Matchroom and they're seeking credibility with boxing fans by pushing a more independent editorial line. Commentary and pundit scorecards have already reflected this.

    AJ will fight Usyk and Sky Sports will carry it. If he wins then they'll be pushing Fury v AJ with Joshua as the underdog, which would be accurate in any case.
  9. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Not often I agreed with Smith again I don't here (didn't realise you take his word as gospel).

    I just don't see why the most notable win in 5 years is beating a guy whose best career win wouldn't get AJs top 5 or Whytes top 3 (Ortiz) and his next best wins aren't even high Euro level guys (Duhaupas and Spzilka). Had anyone with similar resume to Wilder been beaten and Victor had only beaten top people outside the top 40 this would have been laughed at.
  10. MrBarry465

    MrBarry465 Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2021
    AJ does not beat that Wilder from the other night, nor does Whyte.

    Fury just finds a way to win, which is why I don't see any other fighter in the division beating him and Fury for me is absolutely a once in a generation fighter.
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  11. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Disagree , there's over a dozen in the divison that beat the very limited, flawed Wilder that had resume of cherry picked soft opponents and has history of avoiding big punchers.
  12. MrBarry465

    MrBarry465 Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2021
    Fair enough you are entitled to your opinion, but you are really underestimating Wilder in my opinion. He has the biggest knockout power of any heavyweight in history and refuses to go down, he's a massive massive problem for anyone.
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  13. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Name 'em.
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  14. MrBarry465

    MrBarry465 Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2021
    People love to discredit Fury by saying now 'Oh yeah but Wilders ****'.

    Despite the fact the thoughts on this forum and the boxing world as the fight drew closer was that 'it was a 50/50'.
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  15. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    I would back the following:

    Usyk, AJ, Whyte, Fury, Hunter, Parker, Ruiz,Joyce, Pulev, Hrgovic, Sanchez, Gassiev, Bakole, Hughie, Dubois, Chisora and Makhmudov. A lot of which have better resumes and rest are a bad match for Wilder styliscally.