If Wilder actually beats or KOs Fury it will go down as the greatest HW redemption of all times

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Zulu King, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Zulu King

    Zulu King Member banned Full Member

    Jun 17, 2021
    From a purely in-ring comeback sense, I would put this above both Louis v Schmelling or Patterson vs Johanson.
    I know most people will still rank Louis vs Schmelling higher, but they are looking at it from a sociological, pro war, anti Euro perspective....from a purely boxing standpoint, it was a great redemption, but certainly not the greatest ever

    Wilder was dominated by Fury, an enormous HW in his current prime, then he was forsaken by the fans and left for dead by the media. Almost no one is giving him a chance in the rubber match. Those were certainly not odds that Louis faced in the rematch, many people even expected him to get the run back against Schmelling.
  2. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Active Member Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    Wilders only real chance is a big right hail mary.

    He's not going to outbox Fury, he's been completely outclassed in a boxing sense in both fights so far... That power is an equaliser, but it's his only path to victory.

    For me, a somewhat flukey KO win in a trilogy that all honest fans would still have as 2-1 to Fury doesn't really carry much redemptive weight.

    TL;DR - no, not even close.
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Langford's KO over Wills is the greatest HW redemption story ever.
  4. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
  5. Quina74

    Quina74 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    No because it would be 2-1. Fury has proven and it's quite evident he is the far superior boxer. If you give Wilder enough rounds he'll land a big right hand because of his reach speed and athleticism (to a degree) and basic statistics.. I could see Wilder landing it but he doesn't deserve to be a world champion with such an embarassingly pathetic skillset and relying on one punch.

    The best thing Fury could do is knock him so unconscious that he is no recollection of being a boxer so he could no longer fraud the public like he had been doing for 40 fights under the Wilder Protection unit WBC
  6. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Yes, it would be the biggest redemption in history considering the complete skill an all round better fighter Fury is in general
  7. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
  8. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    lol, no. its just his turn on the coinflip between 2 mediocre hw fighters.
  9. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Wilder could beat anyone in history with enough rematches. That's the biggest reason I hate this trilogy so much. It proves absolutely nothing that we don't already know. Fury is the better boxer and the better fighter but Wilder can still KO anyone with one shot. What is the point in rematching until Wilder finally lands that shot?
  10. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    No. If Christopher Lovejoy regains the WBA top 15 ranking he once had ... that would be the greatest HW redemption of all time.
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  11. UFC2020

    UFC2020 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2019
    Let him actually do it first. Fury knows the ko is Wilders only way to win and hence he is going to be fully switched on to ensure there is no lucky punch on offer.

    Wilders challenge is to find a way to disguise it and to set it up and choose, mix up his punches unpredictably
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  12. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Why else?
    But to milk a 4th & possible 5th match Arum $tyle! :deal:
  13. boxingjunky

    boxingjunky Member Full Member

    Nov 8, 2020
    Cut it out. Despite your opinion, the record books show a Draw. Two knock downs in two separate rounds gives him a 10-8 for each respective round. Its not unfathomable that he got an additional 2 rounds out of the other 10 rounds in the fight.
  14. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    No, it would be 1-1-1.

    And Wilder would start the series as WBC Champ and, if he wins, end it as WBC/RING/Lineal Champ.

    I wonder how many times Wilder will knock Fury down in the third fight?
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  15. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    It will help that his left actually works this time.

    Needs it to set up the straight right.
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