Did Wilder Cement his place among the ATG because of the Fury 3 fight?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by UFC2020, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. UFC2020

    UFC2020 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2019
    A lot of boxing experts feel so. Mike Tyson his long time critic also tweeted so.
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  2. deadACE

    deadACE Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2014

    His stock did go up for me. Not because he showed any improvement with his boxing but he showed good heart, almost recklessly stepping in with hands down at times. Have to give him credit for putting up a fight.
  3. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Absolutely not. It was a gritty gutty performance but that alone doesn’t make you an ATG. That would mean provdnikov is an ATG for his performance against Tim Bradley etc. That fight proved Wilder has heart. He showed it before too. I will also go as far to say that was the best version of Wilder I ever saw.
    The media wants to keep the shine on Wilder to keep the gravy train flowing. ATG hyperbole is bad for the sport.
  4. aviator

    aviator New Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    please tell me this is a troll thread
  5. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    We throw HOF, ATG way too flippantly these days , if we're being honest Wilder shouldn't even make the shortlist for induction in HOF.

    A modern day Earnie Shavers without the resume and as many losses, that's what he is and even then Earnie was levels above Wilder in terms of boxing skills.
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  6. Nz1111

    Nz1111 New Member Full Member

    Jun 29, 2021
    Would fury even be considered an atg? I think this is a discussion best left until they retire.
  7. Sean weir

    Sean weir Member Full Member

    Jan 29, 2017
    Wilder was never the number one guy in the division. It was always either Wladimir, Fury or Joshua.

    If you’re never the number one guy in your own era, you can never be an all time great.
  8. realshocks

    realshocks Member Full Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    It doesn't matter what anyone says. We know Fury>Wilder. If Wilder and Fury beats Usyk/Joshua then we will know the order. Until then it's just opinion.
  9. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
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  10. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Of course, he's an all-time great. All-time greats think he's an all-time great.

    They vote. They decide.

    Message boards trolls don't have much of a say in the matter.
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  11. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    ATG fight, not ATG heavyweight. Until he beats more top contenders I won't consider him at that level.
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  12. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    ATG based on what, losing 3 times to a good fighter.

    He has 1 notable win over an old past it ortiz who BTW was outboxing him in both fights and not close to being on anyone's ATG list.

    He was a padded record hype job before losing 3 times in a row.

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  13. TMLT87

    TMLT87 New Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    No way, it just further exposed his limitations and vulnerability imo. I was more impressed with his initial body attack that he was finding success with than anything else tbh, but he abandoned it quickly once he started to panic.

    Hes a massive puncher and very entertaining to watch though, I already thought that long before this fight and this was just further proof.
  14. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 23, 2007
  15. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Wtf? The General needs to be cleaned up.
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