So, who will Fury fight this year?

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  1. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    We have pretty much established that no one has faith that the Wilder contest will come off:

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    At the time of this writing, 31 to 1 say that the fight is not going to happen this year. However, Fury is going to fight someone, and Warren is working on it. I am on record saying that it is going to be Agit Kabayel.

    1. No big fights are available due to Covid and all other A-listers being booked.
    2. Kabayel is credible for a WBC 15 ranking, an undefeated record, and a win over Chisora
    3. Kabayel, I believe, has some promotional ties.
    4. He poses no risk whatsoever, which is in line with Fury's strategy of only taking risks for big fights.

    Alternatlvuely, I think Charr, Milas, Huck, or Romanov would be about the level we are going to get.

    I genuinely want to hear you you think the opponent will be, but here is how I see things:

    Wilder- the money isn't there due to Covid, very few want to see this fight anyway, and I am not sure Wilder is in any hurry.

    Joshua- booked with Pulev and Usyk, and I think he honestly will want a couple more re-builders. Also, the fight is too big to do without a live gate.

    Usyk-Chisora- booked with each other. Chisora III would be the one fight that is not in any way credible, and Fury himself said that there is no money in Usyk (yet).

    Povetkin-Whyte- booked with each other. Fury doubted Whyte as a big money opponent even when he was hot. It would just be credible to get Povetkin to break contract and fight him, but again, the money isn't really there with Covid.

    Ruiz- booked with Arreola, and not ready yet.

    Joyce-Dubois- busy with each other. I am not sure either have done enough to earn shot. Conversely, both can punch and would be dangerous.

    Hunter- Intriguing. I think he is just a little too good to be a tune-up defense, even if not a big puncher. More doable than most of the others.

    Bakole- another interesting one with nothing on the board, but I think he punches just a bit too hard to be a tune up

    Hrgovic- too busy fighting a guy who hasn't fought in six years.

    Parker- they are trying to make the Fa fight, although Fury and Parker are friends and this would just be credible.

    Helenius, Martin, Rivas- good second stringers, but too high risk due to punching power. Yeah, I know he could beat them with his eyes closed, but he just doesn't take dangerous fights except at the high level.

    Hugh Fury- there are those out there who think that this is a make-able fight...I do not.

    Washington, Breazele, Ortiz- too used. There would be no point in fighting them after they were part of Wilder's fraud show.

    Miller, Kownacki- currently disgraced.

    So, if Fury fights this year, Kabayel it is. Or Charr, Huck, Romonaov, etc. Maybe just on the outside, Hunter, Parker, or Bakole.
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  2. RB1702

    RB1702 Active Member Full Member

    May 7, 2020
    His wife after a few too many Stellas.
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  3. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

    Oct 11, 2017
    All those names you listed ....yet no ortiz ...i rest my case....
  4. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I did mention Ortiz. I that who you think he is going to fight?
  5. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Why would he be on the list anyway? What's so special about Ortiz?
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  6. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Without a ranked contender, what this fight is gonna need is a novelty. This is the land of opportunity right? So, Tyson Fury on January 1st gives a local underdog fighter an opportunity.
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  7. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Whyte doesn't appear to be WBC top 15 ???? That's pretty dodgy ...

    Povetkin would actually be a great match-up IMO.

    Whyte and Wilder are hanging on by contract terms, but I have the feeling Wilder is going to hold onto his high ranking until it's absolutely clear he's on his way out. Wouldn't surprise me if Wilder was delaying fighting anyone until Fury drops the belt to fight Joshua, so he can fight Ortiz again for 'his' WBC belt.
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Fury wont fight this year.

    He will wait too long for the crowds to come back and end up without a fight. The so called "big names" have decided to take the year off because the money is cut signficantly without the crowds.

    If by a small chance he does get a fight in, it will be against a scrub to get rid of the ring rust. The kind of opponent that Joyce and Dubois had. A lay down job.
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  9. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I think he’ll ‘fight’ in the WWE. I don’t follow the sport but I see Fury has been calling someone out who is apparently high profile. Maybe that’s instead of Wilder.
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  10. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    TR will find him an undefeated guy whom only the hardcore fans will have heard of. It's the TR model. Get someone who looks good on paper, but will end up on the A sides highlight reel.
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  11. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    James "Tommy's Son" Morrison fits the bill.
    Undefeated, while he probably shouldn't be. Good KO %, looks like his dad, but noway near his level.
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  12. cleglue1

    cleglue1 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    I actually like this idea. Trey actually has more power and better KO% but I believe he is a bit inactive. Like you said Kenzie has the looks of his dad and would be a decent draw.
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  13. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    The fact Eddie Hearn hasn't come out and said Fury Wilder rematch won't happen and is waiting around for that announcement before he makes a move with AJ Pulev says it all.
  14. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "Let's get ready to mumble" Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    I hope Fury does fight this year to keep his momentum going and keep him in good shape. And Kabayel would be a decent opponent. Doesn't pose any real risk but is credible.

    Make the fight Frank.
  15. Usercom

    Usercom New Member Full Member

    Jan 24, 2020
    Key thing to remember, how many fights does Fury have on his contract with Top Rank. Bob wants the Wilder fight or a Joshua fight, there is no way he is wasting one of the fights on that contract where they have to pay Fury x million per fight on another knock over job.

    In the time honoured Top Rank manner, Fury either extends his contract or he waits until Bob can make money out of the fights.

    This means that the only likely opponent for Fury this year is in the WWE if Deontay fails to find his nuts.
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