If AJ defeats Usyk does Fury become yesterdays news among the public?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by MixedMartialLaw, Apr 24, 2022.

  1. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw Boards don’t hit back Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    I don't think there is much way to dispute that the Gypsy king right now is the king of UK boxing. However when/if AJ fights Usyk beats him and becomes the 3 time champ is Fury all of a sudden an afterthought among the British public especially if he really is retired?

    Would 2022 in Boxing go to AJ in this scenario?
  2. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    IF IF IF.

    The big chinny weightlifter loses to the featherfisted cruiser ten times out of ten.
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  3. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
  4. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    If Joshua beats Usyk, legitimately, and not some dodgy decision, then it just makes Fury vs. Joshua an appealing and sellable fight again and I think there would be huge public demand for it in the UK. However, Usyk will beat Joshua again anyway and Fury vs. Usyk will be the fight in demand.
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  5. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009

    Fury will still be regarded as the #1 in the division (like he was before AJ v Usyk 1) and the public will demand that they fight for all the marbles.
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  6. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    No. Fury would still be looked upon,quite rightly,as the number one. Tyson-AJ would be in demand again but not as much as it was a couple of years ago
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    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    What makes Tyson the No.1 and not Usyk? I have both at No.1
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  8. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    The public seem to have no idea how good Usyk is, so no.
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  9. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    The ring magazine belt.
  10. BrokerNYC

    BrokerNYC Member Full Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    Is AJ Usyk actually gonna happen? there's been no news as of yet, plus UAE is 50 plus degrees in the summer so I don't see anything happening there until October maybe.

    I've got a feeling that this fight will not happen I'm hoping I'm wrong but it just doesn't feel like it will.

    Similar to AJ Wilder...
  11. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    It is in Saudi in July according to what Kugan said to Froch in an interview.

    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I've never rated it.
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    It's never rated you either
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  14. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I don’t think so. I think that the public actually prefer Fury as a person now. Joshua isn’t particularly likeable imo and now this opinion is shared by the public.
  15. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    If you think about it, when you're top of the sport, unbeaten and attracting huge crowds then you say you're retired, with every month of inactivity that passes the cost of how much it would take to 'convince' that fighter to come out of retirement just goes up and up.

    He has a huge bargaining chip now by saying he's retired. Whoever fills that vacuum especially if it's Joshua will always get given the tag of not being the true number 1. Fury commanded around £32m for that fight against Whyte. Seriously, how much money would it cost someone to get him out of retirement in 12 months time? He holds all the cards more so now. I'll admit it's cynical of me to say but no matter what he comes up with I believe he really loves the wedge.
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