If Usyk defeats Fury will he be considered the best HW if this generation?

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  1. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He is already an ATG fighter with his accomplishments to date, spanning two divisions.
     
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  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  3. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    Hell no. They haven't proven themselves better than Yoka, Hrgovic, etc
     
  4. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Foreman knocked out Ali he would have been the best of his era with only 2 good wins. 3 if you want to overrate Ken Norton.
     
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  5. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Best example of how shotty this HW era is. Three guys.....
     
  6. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Meh.... 'woulda couldas' mean little to me. TOO many other factors to toss in to those.
     
  7. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    Fury hasn't come close to cleaning out his era though so his ranking in his own era is unknown. Ali fought the best of his era while Fury hasn't
     
  8. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That isn't the point. I chose that example because it would have been hard to argue against. Saying that only 3 good wins means you can't be the best of your era is kind of ridiculous. If we were talking about boxing as a whole then sure but when it comes down to a single division like we are talking about then it can be done with 3 wins. Nobody is asking if 3 wins makes you the best boxer of this generation, just the best HW.
     
  9. AdamT

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    People **** over Mike Tyson,but in his short reign he had some decent wins

    Guys like Tucker, Tubbs, Smith, Thomas, old Holmes, Bruno and Spinks are more talented than many of the lumps around now.

    The guys now have bigger breasts and larger waists though, I will give them that

    Maybe I'm being cynical, but I think the Heavyweight landscape is very poor. Usyk is obviously a very good fighter and Fury is a big guy with some boxing ability and speed. I just don't think Wilder and Aj are anything special. One guy literally can't box
     
  10. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I never said having three wins means you can't be the best of an era. I just said if three is all it takes, it's must be weak.
     
  11. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well said about Mike. The HW division today is just a wasteland of waiting around. Fury and Usyk are great talents though. It'll be a shame if they're wasted with the same 2-3 guys to fight over....
     
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  12. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Looking back at past eras its pretty easy to pick 3 wins that would make a fighter the best of an era. So rather than weak it seems very normal for any era to be the case.
     
  13. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    That might be the case in an era where guys actually fought each other. Wilder has avoided the top guys aside from Fury which makes it hard to know how good he is