As a rule I don't usually pay much attention to what John Fury says. But after the first Fury vs Wilder fight he claimed that Tyson was only at 60% of his previous level against Klitschko, and it's something I can fully believe. I think he saw Wilder getting outboxed by the likes of Gerald Washington and losing basically every minute of every round against an ancient Ortiz, and thought that even a shadow of his former self would also win every round that he isn't knocked down in. I'm starting to think the smoke and mirrors behind Wilder's career (and all those voluntaries) has led into smoke and mirrors with Fury's post-Wlad career and has left the heavyweight division a complete basket case. For what it's worth I think the version of Fury that beat Wlad would stand everyone on their head today and be a real problem for any past heavyweight. Remember how much of a step up that was and, if he didn't start to smash the drink and drugs, I think he would have come out of that a much better fighter with more confidence to throw harder punches. But I don't think we've even seen 70% of that level since. The subsequent Wilder fights just showed Wilder's limitations, Whyte looked beyond pathetic against ancient Povetkin, and a 50-year old version of Fury could still beat Chisora just using the jab. The Ngannou fight just underlined what should have been obvious all along. It puts all of Fury's decisions (ducks) into perspective. He had the belief (and courage tbf) that he was stylistically so suited to beat an overrated Wilder that it didn't matter what state he turned up in, and everything else is just a massive smokescreen and a bonus for him. I wouldn't even be surprised if there was some truth about the beers he was apparently drinking before Wilder I. He knows the game is up if he ever faces Usyk, and in reality there's a whole host of other fighters who could beat him at this point (the ones he's said there's no point in facing). The only question is how long he can keep up the charade - unfortunately with the WBC getting a good slice of the action it could be quite a while yet. TL;DR - Fury has been almost completely past it since the Wlad fight. Everything since is pretty much smoke and mirrors.