Can fury have any historical relevance being in such a weak era?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Sandmanboxing, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. Sandmanboxing

    Sandmanboxing New Member banned Full Member

    Dec 25, 2021
    It's a question one must ask considering he presides over the worst era in heavyweight boxing history.

    This is an era in which a bodybuilder with very little boxing ability, questionable heart, pitiful endurance and a whole host of other physical frailties became "the guy" for multiple years.

    An era where a record paddler like Chisora rose to PPV stardom

    Where a gym sweeper like dillian Whyte is arguably top 5

    Let's not mince our words, AJ wouldn't be top 20 in any other era, and Chisora and Whyte? They'd be so lowly nobody would ever hear their names.

    I don't know about you, but in light of those facts I can't rate fury at all.

    Even the klitschko he fought was degraded to the point he couldn't even beat Joshua 2 years later, considering that fact I have to say klitschko must only have been 10% in that fight, so let's be generous and say Fury beat a 3x better version, because the version he beat was multiple times better, a 30% klitschko.

    My surmation is that Fury, ruling over the most pathetically dreadful division in the history of boxing can't rate in the top 50 of heavyweights.

    Pinklon Thomas would be undisputed in 2021, Earnie Terrel would also, they'd be unbeatable vs today's division.

    Considering this fact, Fury's achievements and titles don't mean anything at all to me. I just hope the next generation might be better, and have some historical relevance.
  2. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    A living legend - end of thread
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  3. Sandmanboxing

    Sandmanboxing New Member banned Full Member

    Dec 25, 2021
    James "Quick" Tillis would be better than any opponent fury could find in this era though.

    I think a prime Dwight Muhammed Quawi could move up to heavyweight and fill Whyte and AJ in also.
  4. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    It's hard to tell how good Fury actually is.

    He looked very impressive in the 2nd Wilder fight but I really don't rate Wilder at all.
    Wilder's resume is absolutely dreadful. He's got a big right hand but has fought bum after bum his whole career.

    Fury is certainly one of the best around in a bad era. But for me I think Usyk beats him even with the massive weight and height difference. And if Usyk does pull it off I think Fury's legacy will disappear as quickly as Joshua's
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  5. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Active Member Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
  6. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    How can you call this a weak era? I've enjoyed a lot more heavyweight fights than when vitali and wladimir were beating everyone.

    I think a motivated fury does very well in the 90s. I Don't know why Joshua is getting as much stick as well. He could have given up the wbo belt but decided to test himself against usyk.

    Wilder is unknown but undoubtedly hits very hard. A few fringe contenders as well with Joyce, dubois, hrgovic and yoka all on there way to fight. I think it's in good shape
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  7. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Also don't forget a lot of what went on in the 90s era. Bowe throwing a belt in the bin to avoid lennox Lewis. Tommy morrison
  8. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010

    Tommy morrison was very unprofessional in his build up to fights. George forman won a belt at nearly 50 years old. You can **** on any era.
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  9. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    No way Joshua could have given up the belt. He would lose all credibility.
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  10. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Fury is one of our best, ever. An awesome fighter with all the ingredients required to compete in any era of boxing.
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  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Mitch will be all over this post soon mate with his destruction of Fury's CV

    3,2,1 over to you @Mitch87
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  12. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    @Vegan Beast
  13. smithshaun

    smithshaun Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    This era is quite weak overall but Fury is without doubt far superior to anything in it , you can only beat what's there like Klitschko did for years on end.

    I think what people don't get with current heavyweight boxing is the fact that they are giants of men , most now make Lewis look like a cruiserweight the current top 5 would stand a chance in any era due to that alone.
  14. Rick Rude

    Rick Rude New Member banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Plus a shitload of crack, cocaine, and booze. That era could have been even better had the drugs not ravaged a lot of fighters
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  15. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    This 100 times, Tyson raised the profile of the sport and in particular the division and with that came huge bucks and huge temptations. Lewis v McCall 2 is a fine example of how messed up things could get, a World Title fight and he's out of his mind.