If Fury Became Undisputed Would He Surpass Lennox ?

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Would Tyson Fury Surpass Lennox Lewis

Poll closed Aug 4, 2022.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    If Tyson Fury beat the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs the Oleksandr Usyk rematch would he surpass Lennox Lewis in the all time great heavyweight ranks ?
     
  2. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    No he is barely top 10.
     
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  3. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

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    He's not even top 10.
     
  4. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    Agree.
     
  5. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Poor resume Fury.
     
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  6. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A lot of Lewis's opposition is ridiculously overrated. He also bored people to tears. He was sparked by two mediocre opponents.

    Fury is certainly better than Lewis. It's laughable to suggest otherwise.
     
  7. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    yes. i belief if he win with Usyk he = surpass Lennox Lewis.
    i do not belief him & Lennox = "" top 10 ' all of time heavyweights.
    no. this is overrate
     
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  8. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If he beat Usyk or AJ winner he would certainly go up in my opinion and be a top 10 HW og time (same if the Usyk and AJ winner beat Fury).

    However Lewis is one the top 2 greatest HWs of all time in opinion.

    Comparing notable win

    Fury
    AJ vs Usyk winner (in this scenario for instance but I don't think he doea)
    Wlad
    Whyte
    Chisora x 2
    Wilder x 3

    Compared to

    Lewis

    Hollyfield x 2
    Tyson
    Vitalli
    Tua
    Mercer
    Golota
    Morrison
    Bruno
    Briggs
    Rahman
    Grant
    Akinwade

    There's a big difference in quality of depth between the two records. Lewis would still be way clear of Fury even if he somehow he beat the Usyk vs AJ winner.
     
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  9. Guerra

    Guerra Active Member Full Member

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    No way, Fury is more like riddick bowe currently.
    It would take a lot of work to surpass lennox lewis who has a vast resume.

    If AJ beats Usyk and Fury andvreigns for a few more years he would possibke sccomplish it since he has more names on his resume.
     
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  10. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 42-6 SR: 42-6 banned Full Member

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    37 year old Holyfield
    Old Tyson, actually, in 2002.
    Controversial decision vs Mercer
    Golota won a lawsuit showing he was poisoned vs Lennox
    KOd by Rahman
    Also KOd by McCall, never truly avenged this one for reasons outside of his control

    Fury isn't as great but Lennox's resume/dominance is probably the most overrated in history. If you look past name value and the actual fighters he fought and beat without controversy, you get Vitali, Tua, Bruno, Briggs, Rahman and Grant. It's unfair to write Holyfield off completely, but he was definitely past his best at that point.
     
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  11. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Holyfield is the top achievement & is of almost 10 years passed the peak.
    Tyson is passed by likelihood of 15 years & no longer good boxer

    most other names of here = not outstanding. very much of the ordinary as boxers. mediocres. averages boxers.
     
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  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hollyfield might be 37 but he was still top quality.


    Tyson was old but still quality as he proved by beating Bruno on his return.

    Mercer wasn't controversial, close but not controversial. I had Lewis winning by 2 points.

    Avaneged Rahman by KOing him.

    Mccall I agree with due to Mccall mental health in the second fight hence why I'd didnt mention his name on the list.


    Even with just the names your counting in Vitali, Tua, Bruno, Briggs, Rahman and Grant is still very impressive list of names which is still better than Furys record at present.
     
  13. Thunderstorm

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    Lewis resume is extremely overrated
     
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  14. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    No Lewis has a very deep body of work. Fury doesn't even have a top ten win list.
     
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  15. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson v Bruno 2 is March of 1996. Tyson v Lewis is June 2002.
     
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