Is Fury the biggest star in world boxing now?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by On The Money, Apr 24, 2022.

Is Fury the biggest star in boxing?

Poll closed May 15, 2022.
  1. Gypsy King is biggest

    31 vote(s)
    49.2%
  2. Canelo still hanging on

    30 vote(s)
    47.6%
  3. Other dude has my vote

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I sit down to pee

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It’s absurd to have Fury behind Joshua now, surely even you can recognise this.

    I’d probably go for Fury over Usyk on account of his heavyweight record although I believe if they fight it’s a real toss up.

    Silly to have Whyte as 4th, last night showed how limited he is.
     
  2. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Whyte has beaten many opponents better than wilders best opponent in Ortiz.
     
  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

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    Do you think Fury will get inducted into the Hall of Fame?
     
  4. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't think Fury has star quality, no matter what he does, he's not got that aura, he's a great boxer but everything else, no, he's just a big man with a big mouth.
     
  5. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

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    I'd say Fury is the biggest star in boxing. It depends on the criteria you use to define "biggest" but I think Fury is more well known worldwide and had more strings to his bow in regards to being famous. He's appeared in the WWE, brung a book out, energy drinks etc. and seen as a role model for mental health awareness to lots of people. Maybe Canelo has energy drinks and a book out too, I'm not sure, but I'm still saying Fury is boxing's biggest star today.
     
  6. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The role model for Mental Health Awareness status that he has is disgusting in my opinion, he's jumped on a bandwagon and used it to his advantage, it's really, really wrong.
     
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  7. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    :risas3::risas3::risas3:

    Firstly, Hunter was not robbed against Povetkin. Povetkin was robbed against Hunter. It was Povetkin whose knockdown of Hunter was not counted! Hunter gassed after 5 rounds. This is bollocks.



    Based on your "resume" algorithm, how can you choose Takam as a name on anybody's record? I thought your "resume" algorithm was based on "resumes". Who has Takam beaten?

    Here is some context (although I know you don't do context):

    39 year old Pulev whose best wins are Hughie Fury and Chisora = crap. He was absolutely crap.

    Paint Dry = hopeless. In one of the most boring fights I have ever seen. People bang on about Fury beating Klitschko in a borefest. Well, Joshua Parker was a hell of a lot worse than that. It was so bad and the referee was dodgy.

    Povetkin = old and had just been dropped by David Price. A good heavyweight but nothing more. Looked good in the early 2010's because it was a crap era.

    Ruiz = morbidly obese and hadn't trained properly. Hadn't beaten anybody except Joshua. It shows Joshua's level, more than anything.

    Takam = old and crap.

    Whyte = in crap shape, gassed, inexperienced and injured. Still had Joshua do a funny dance.

    Joshua would have his head blown off by Wilder. Joshua's had two 50/50's in his entire career. Went life and death in one and got schooled in the other. Took him over 4 years to have another 50/50. Carefully managed, manufactured product. He would lose to quite a few heavyweights these days.

    Funny also how you still refuse to factor in losses.
     
  8. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

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    I don't disagree, it's a sign of the times unfortunately.
     
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  9. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

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    Canelo is the biggest. Fury is up there.
     
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  10. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You don't like the man fair enough. But to suggest that he isn't a star is just plain wrong.

    94k were there to see Fury fight in the flesh not Dillian Whyte.
     
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  11. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Be interesting to see what the PPV figures are.
     
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  12. BoxingAddick

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    Weird agenda. When did Price knockdown povetkin ?

    Fury is the best in division by far, focus on his achievements as opposse to letting someone who doesnt know you exist live rent free in your head. Weird guy.
     
  13. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The ropes held Povetkin up. Pretty sure it was called a knockdown.
     
  14. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    The crowd would be 50-50 for that fight. Joshua has a whole different segment of the market than Fury, backed by his array of sponsors.
     
  15. BoxingAddick

    BoxingAddick Member Full Member

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    Nah just rewatched it. It wasnt.