Do you consider Usyk to be Fury's toughest test?

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  1. AdamT

    AdamT Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe? Maybe not
    I have a feeling I will be revisting this post on Sunday.
     
  2. Mickc

    Mickc Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Who was Usyks toughest test then ? Thanks for your reply
     
  3. Mickc

    Mickc Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Please enlighten me about Fury’s standing in the game ? Thanks for your reply
     
  4. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My point is that people claiming Fury is an ATG heavyweight should taken a closer look at who he has beaten.

    If a bulked up, ageing cruiserweight is Fury’s biggest test then he cannot be heralded as a genuinely great champion.

    I would have thought it was pretty easy to understand.
     
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  5. Mickc

    Mickc Well-Known Member Full Member

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    For these reasons I find it not pretty easy to understand,Fury has beaten everybody he has faced so far in his career picking up belts from English British Commonwealth European level and also held every belt available at World level and also held the Ring title as well as the Lineal title and at this point remains unbeaten,also we won’t truly know if Usyk is Fury’s biggest test until after the fight. I will say without a doubt who ever wins this first ever 4 belt Undisputed fight will be regarded as the best of this era without argument and then elevated off the back of this achievement to be a worthy mention into any of these mythical or H2H or ATG threads popular on here.
     
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  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  7. like a boss

    like a boss Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    On paper it could well be Fury's biggest test but let's see how it plays out. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
     
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  8. GGGunbeatable

    GGGunbeatable Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wilder 1 was his toughest test.
     
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  9. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

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    Take a wild guess.
     
  10. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

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    I'll eat my slice of humble pie if that's what's on the menu.
     
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  11. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Practically everyone thought Wlad and Wilder were KO'ing Fury. In fact most thought Wilder was KO'ing Fury the second time too.

    People like to reimagine history to suit themselves. Wlad and Wilder are now easy fights Fury made for his padded record etc.

    I remember the build-up for all these fights very clearly. Fury wasn't even an underdog in the Wlad fight, people were basically just hoping he'd make an interesting fight out of it before losing. Watching it live people couldn't believe what was happening and neither could Banks in the corner. It was completely surreal.

    As for the Wilder fight, it was the same, Fury was deemed not really ready, not what he was, and it was a huge gamble, a good performance before getting KO'd was what people expected. Fury shocked everyone again.

    Wilder II, Fury had 'ducked' the rematch and this time he was probably getting KO'd, that was the thinking. Sure he could win on points but most thought Wilder was catching him like before. Nobody believed Fury would come at him and TKO him.

    My point is that what happens in the fight with Usyk will determine how people rewrite history. If Usyk is destroyed then it was an easy fight against a cruiser who Fury knew was vulnerable due to the Dubois fight etc. If Usyk destroys Fury then Usyk was the hardest opponent or Fury was always bad, take your pick. And so on.

    Almost certainly Usyk is the best boxer Fury will ever face but not necessarily the most dangerous due to the power issue. We have to see how much he can hurt Fury, because that will also determine what Fury can do in there and how effective Fury is.
     
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  12. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

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    Wilder wasn’t really a tough test?
    He sit fury down a couple of times
     
  13. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

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    I love hating on fury, cause he is an ass. But if he beats usyk I’ll give him his props.
     
  14. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

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    Speed
    Fury 4
    Usyk 10
     
  15. miniq

    miniq Oleksandr Usyk Undisputed HW Champion Full Member

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    Usyk is the most skilled boxer and everyone knows skills pay the bills

    Fury can't win on physicality alone or boxing ability. It has to be everything and the same applies to usyk. Usyk has to overcome more physicality than he has ever done in this fight that's his test. On paper it's a great fight.