Aj v Fury

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  1. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The AJ resume nonsense is ridiculous. If AJ had knocked out Wilder, he'd be his best win and Matchroom fans would talk about it for years.
     
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  2. WrightStuff

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    Who has a better resumè at heavyweight ?
     
  3. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's fairly subjective I'd say. AJ has a good range of fighters on his CV, but there's a strong argument to be made that Fury has the better two high profile wins in Klitschko and Wilder 2.

    I think that both are true - AJ's CV is probably deeper but Fury's two big wins are better than anything AJ has. You could also argue that at the time, Chisora was seen as a better fighter than he is seen now for example.

    Also it's important to note that both of those big Fury wins came away from home. AJ has never truly been the 'away' fighter - everything has always been in his favour - yes, even in the Ruiz defeat.
     
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  4. Brixton Bomber

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    He doesn't need to be the away guy with what he brings in.

    Tyson can't even sell out an arena in his hometown.
     
  5. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not really the point though. I think it adds a bit to the wins if they’re achieved as the away fighter - especially when one was on points.
     
  6. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Why does he need to be the away fighter when he's the money man?
     
  7. Double J

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    Hate to be the guy, just watched Hearns interview with Sky.

    ‘As confident as ever that this gets done’
    As he says that, he shrugs his shoulders slightly, and is shaking his head at the same time. He doesn’t believe what he’s saying.

    ‘I believe you’ll see this fight in the summer’
    As he says that, he closes his eyes. Again doesn’t believe what he’s saying.

    Simple body language movements that even the best salesman can’t hide.
     
  8. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think you’re arguing a different point - whether or not he’s a bigger commercial draw is irrelevant to a discussion about their CVs.

    Whether he’s the bigger commercial draw or not, an away win is massively more impressive than a win as a home fighter.
     
  9. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

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    The person I was replying to said he had the best resumè in the business i.e boxing. Which he doesn't. If it's specifically heavyweight boxing then Joshua does have a strong case for best resumè, as does Fury.
     
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  10. Jurgen

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    Tyson Fury with three away fights against long reigning World Champions is the best CV.
     
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  11. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Josh Taylor has a more impressive record than AJ in my opinion, the way he has dealt with his opposition has been incredibly impressive, taking 0's and taking belts with an entertaining and effective style.
     
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  12. DramaShow

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    Damn bro going from talking about Heavyweights to Super-Lightweights is like me going from here to Mumsnet - steady on lad!
     
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  13. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Haha, I was just following up on what Smudge said, I probably should have quoted Smudge's post
     
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  14. jimmyonebomb

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    Arbitrary figure of 100 million each could be stumbling block. I find it bizarre. The fights worth what it can generate. If it can "only" generate 50 million each that's what it's worth. Don't get this god given right to earn 100 million each
     
  15. Scissors

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    I think you’re probably right. I don’t think they’re going to satisfy the financial demands of ALL PARTIES (not just the fighters) in the current climate. Wait until the end of the year when crowds can be a big help.