Fury Vs Holyfield

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by UndergroundBoxing, Mar 3, 2022.

  1. UndergroundBoxing

    UndergroundBoxing Member Full Member

    261
    377
    Feb 2, 2022
    In an interview recently Evander Holyfield said he believes Oleksandr Usyk will cause Tyson Fury big problems if they fight, because “small guys are usually better fighters than the big guys.”

    We’ve discussed Fury Vs Usyk plenty of times… But what about a fantasy fight between Evander Holyfield and Tyson Fury. Holyfield in his heavyweight prime Vs Tyson Fury of today… Who wins?

    I think it would be a gruelling fight for both but Fury would be the one that comes out on top. Holyfield would have success but Fury would lean on him and frustrate. It’d be similar to Lewis-Holyfield but closer.
     
  2. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic covid-19 is not a disease, but ecumenism is Full Member

    1,471
    1,154
    Nov 3, 2021
    Fury only resembles Valuev in size (Fury has a wider range of arms), otherwise he is a better al around boxer. I don't think Holyfield could handle that. Fury by TKO.
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    21,093
    21,623
    Jan 8, 2017
    Gruelling fight for sure. I like Fury, just, by decision.
     
  4. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    1,030
    1,543
    Jul 6, 2021
    Holyfield UD, works the body for several rouds and takes Fury to a place he's never been.
     
  5. The G-Man

    The G-Man Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,001
    2,281
    Jul 24, 2020
    What Evander means it that really big guys more often than not rely on size and not on skills,reflexes,rhythm or movement and the skilled smaller guys would use their agility against them.
    Like he did vs Valuev at age 46 or in his prime vs Douglas.
    But evidently he doesnt take into account the overall skillset of Fury of which I am not sure he is aware.
     
  6. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,240
    4,725
    Sep 8, 2013
    Evander by UD. Fury is completely overrated. He had problems with Otto Wallin and Steve Cunningham for Christ's sake.
     
  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    45,293
    48,819
    Aug 21, 2012
    Usually in Holyfield threads I'm going "if Holy can keep it technical, he will win".

    In this thread I'm going "Holyfield needs to turn it into a war to win". He's not going to box Fury from the outside and come out with a W; he's got to convince Fury to fight him or he's going to get outpointed.
     
    swagdelfadeel likes this.
  8. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,486
    1,156
    Mar 17, 2006
    Ugly,scappy fight where Fury has to pin Holy down to win which he just might do.

    Holy would land the cleaner more aesthetically pleasing shots more often than Fury who would probably land those ugly hooks out of the clinch and his wide often open handed left hooks that can look a bit slappy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2022
  9. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Active Member Full Member

    716
    789
    Sep 26, 2021
    Holyfield wide points
     
  10. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    2,129
    2,328
    Oct 7, 2020
    Fury via SD. Holyfield has a lot of succes. I see him scoring a KD. Fury looks like sh*t with a questionable victory. I only picked him because he's good at using his size to smother & neutralise smaller fighters while holding & landing sneaky shots. I think he'll be able to do this enough to barely scrap a decision.
     
  11. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    2,129
    2,328
    Oct 7, 2020
    Nope. Decision yes, but I don't see him stopping Holyfield. Maybe Post 00s Holyfield.
     
    ikrasevic likes this.
  12. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    20,795
    27,617
    Aug 31, 2016
    Fury on points and convincingly on that matter. :deal:
     
    White Bomber likes this.
  13. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    7,427
    9,052
    Mar 23, 2019
    Holyfield keeps plugging away in the face of Fury's big dude moves. By the 11th Fury is a big mess and getting staggered regularly. Ref stops it early in the 12th.
     
    Smokin Bert likes this.
  14. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    45,830
    13,439
    Jan 3, 2007
    I love Evander Holyfield who happens to be one of my favorite all time fighters. But sadly I don’t see a pathway to victory for him here.
     
    White Bomber likes this.
  15. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,943
    6,133
    Feb 21, 2009
    Tyson Fury's 2 wins and a draw with Wilder, and his win over W. Klitschko, haven't shown me enough to pick him over Evander Holyfield. I'll go with Evander by decision, in an enjoyable, action packed, 12 rounder. IMHO, of course.
     
    young griffo and Philly161 like this.