Hughie Fury vs. Chris Norrad - 25th May

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Smudge_, May 8, 2019.


  1. pow

    pow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You must be joking right? Hughie is an exceptional talent and a very skilled boxer. I think the Fury name is more of a hinderance than help as he will always be compared to his cousin. There is a reason nobody at British will go near him and it's because they know they will get beat.
     
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  2. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    "Obviously I don't find him dull to watch as you and the causals do."
    That is your statement what does it imply, if not that not finding him exciting makes you a casual fan??
     
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  3. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

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    That comment was in reply to destructions comment in which he stated: "You are interested in a fighter with a style so dull that he turns casuals off boxing."

    I don't suppose many casuals would enjoy watching Hughie Fury, or appreciate his style, but not liking Hughie Furys style in itself does not make someone a casual.
     
  4. Scissors

    Scissors Up the reds Full Member

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    Literally 95% of all boxing matches.
     
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cannot stand the style of the running skirt - he calls himself a fighting man then runs away in 50/50 fights
     
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  6. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He has a talent I fully agree.
    Just nobody wants to see a dancing heavyweight who unfortunately couldn't crack an egg.
     
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  7. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    What's the reason he is fighting this 4th rater at the age of 24 ,after 6 years into his career?
     
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  8. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    Has anyone had a look at the top 10 Canadian heavyweights? Hughie is better than this, I know it's a tune up but this is pretty poor, what next, Peter McNeeley in a comeback fight?
     
  9. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    You already know the answer to this but...

    He’s been injured...lost 2 of his last 3 fights, had 3 fights in 3 years...his last fight wouldn’t have done anything for his confidence. I would guess that they want to get him back under the lights, shake off a bit of ring rust and this is what they could probably afford with the budget they had at this stage.
     
  10. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    Ring rust? He fought less than 6 months ago! lol
     
  11. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    Yes. 3 fights in 3 years at a time in his development when he should be fighting 3-4 times a year.
     
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  12. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    He fought less than 6 months ago, end of.
     
  13. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    And got beat & injured. End of.
     
  14. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    Smashing good fight, Chris Norrad must be one of the most underrated heavyweight prospects ever!

    Mark My words Norrad will completely outbox Fury come fight night. Ridicule me if you want to but Hughie has proved he is not an elite level boxer, there is levels to this game and Norrad is head and shoulders above Fury.
     
  15. Shrewd_dude

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    I'm a fan of fury and would probably be kind and call him incredibly frustrating rather than boring as even when he get in decent position to throw his shots with some snap or conviction he doesn't. I understand he needs to find an opponent a fair bit below Pulev and Parker given the position he is in but this is garbage.

    Sometimes I think these fights are just as bad for the sport as the PPV's we are being served up. This will be headlining primetime on a terrestial channel (on a day at the end of the football season on a weekend without much sport) and hardly any boxing fans will have heard of this guy he is fighting. It's not that long ago they couldn't find a tv channel for him to fight for a world title you think Fury's team would apply some sort of quality control when they have the opportunity for him to fight primetime on channel 5.

    I'm still a fan but if I was in the pub and More 4+1 was showing repeats of 'A Place in the Sun' I wouldn't even bother to ask them to change the channel for this.
     


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