Is Tyson Fury becoming underrated ?

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  1. jmb1356

    jmb1356 Active Member Full Member

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    I do believe he is the best of the current heavyweights. Size, movement, ring IQ, ability to adapt, and recovery are all strengths he possesses. I don't know where he would rank on an all-time list.
     
  2. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

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    He’s a very good fighter in that he’s beaten top guys, I don’t think he can do it regularly tho. He doesn’t possess the discipline and mental toughness to do it 3 times a year and you don’t have to these days so fair enough. Personally tho I think if you’re a champion you should be defending it regularly to preserve its integrity, whatever integrity is left that is.
     
  3. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That all sounds impressive but Wladimir Klitschko only threw 6 power punches in 6 rounds, that's a pathetic output and I've seen better sparring sessions.
     
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I have a feeling that Fury's resume will age like milk. It really all hinges on beating Wilder. Wilder is a dangerous puncher to be sure but everybody knows that Deontay's resume is stuffed with breadcrumbs. If Wilder carries on fighting I expect him to get whooped by lesser fighters and that win will devalue fast. Looks like Fury is never going to fight AJ and Usyk.
     
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  5. fencik45

    fencik45 Member Full Member

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    It was a staring match.
     
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  6. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

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    What does Tyson Fury need to do to be recognized by boxing fans?
    To beat AJ who has already been beaten by Andy Ruiz and Usyk?
    Go back in time and beat peak Lennos Lewis?
     
  7. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    It's pretty much the consensus among historians now that he's the GOAT
     
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  8. ShortRound

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    According to Compubox Wlad threw 69 power punches over 12 rounds.

    He also threw plenty of power punches against AJ 17 months later coming off an extended layoff, with 2.5 times as many landing over a fight that didn't make 11 rounds.

    The elusiveness of the opponent is a massive factor in how much you can safely throw and land. Fury was rarely in position to be hit and throwing punches at thin air risks gassing out, being hit with counters and incurring injury.
     
  9. G Man

    G Man Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think his stock has risen massively since his comeback and remained steady even since retirement.
     
  10. ShortRound

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    It's interesting that the PED saga only reared its head when Fury was viewed as public enemy No.1 by the establishment for comments he made about LGBT, Zionism and gender relations. Whereas AJ's highly controversial, politically charged comments were completely swept under the rug. I don't expect drug testing agencies (which accepted Fury's explanation for the elevated levels of nandrolone in 2015) to be any more impartial than the government or the media.

    "The man is very hot and cold, and can basically lose anytime because of his antics."

    Yet he hasn't, despite running the Wlad + Wilder x3 gauntlet, away from home, as the B-side. Even on his off nights Fury has proven extremely difficult to beat. No one (or virtually no one) was picking the likes of Kevin Johnson or Christian Hammer to beat him.

    However, are these quotes familiar?

    "Seriously now Fury is "exposed" a little in his last couple of fights, I hope Price can do something to keep the hope for a decent contender alive"

    "I'm not a big "safetypin" Johnson fan (far from it actually), but I believe he will stop Fury."

    "Vitali beats Fury easily, and probably beats Haye"

    "Can't see Fury beat Pulev."

    "I expect Haye to win rather easily by TKO (against Fury)"

    "like others said, he's in much better shape, has momentum, more experience, and now knows the key to beating Fury that Firtha, Pajkic and USS provided him. Plus Fury has been inactive and distracted. The more I think about it, the more I believe Chizzo is going to beat him."

    "Who would really be surprised if the Hammer of Christian hurts or drops Fury in their coming matchup?"

    "I actually agree with that (Helenius would KO Fury)"

    "The guy almost got beaten by Pajkic and USS (that's why he doesn't have much of a chance against Wlad)."

    "Wilder is going to win by KO, despite being limited. I would really be surprised if Fury pulled it off."

    "I'm so hoping for an upset for the ages (Wallin TKO)"

    etc. etc. etc.
     
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  12. AdamT

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    Mega overrated
    He has only beat one top guy in his entire career in a nothing fight and in his own words 'an old man near 40'

    I have overrated him a lot, but he is really a fraud. Still a good boxer, but not close to the Atg champions
     
  13. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    overrated/underrated...who gives a **** about those labels. Fact of the matter is, Fury has a very thin resume. Especially for how crappy the HW division is.
     
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  14. FastLeft

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    he better than the other all current heavyweights . he was a devastating in his last 3 fight .
    with some of rated opponent. brutal .
    this guy Fury who they calling feather fist !

    is he All Time Great ? no. he is not. just best of this currents heavyweight
     
  15. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The fact you mention Chisora tells you how threadbare his resume is.

    He’s a good fighter but the division is so poor it’s hard to know how good he actually is.