Tyson Fury: The clock is ticking

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  1. Holler

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

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    A lot of things in boxing come down to money. In this case I wonder if we're talking site fees and the marketplace?

    Everyone agrees this is a huge fight, with or without US interest, the undisputed HW title is a big deal. It's also realistically the biggest payday in either man's career and likely the second fight will see the finish of one or both guys. So expectations are likely to be high.

    Without either giant stadium sized crowds or Las Vegas high roller ticket prices, UK and US are both uncompetitive and out of the reckoning. Only state/oil wealth backed entities need apply. However, there's only a small number of those, many of them related and without competition from elsewhere they have little incentive to bid over the odds for this fight.

    So the revenue that Team Fury may have been expecting just may not be reflected in the incoming bids. Team Joshua may not be as worried. They've already earned vast sums, they have enormous sponsorships and an established 'brand' to fall back on, they negotiated their deal with Matchroom from a position of strength and their actual earnings from this fight are thus likely to be much higher than Fury's even with an even purse split. Fury on the other hand doesn't have those sponsorships, hasn't made as much money and has yet to prove himself a big draw without a suitable dance partner. He also has whatever constraints Top Rank may have built in to their 5 fight deal.

    Put all this together with the additional inactivity due to the uncertainty around Fury v Wilder 3 and signing the fight this summer and accepting less than it would likely make in a years time looks less enticing to Fury than it does to AJ.
     
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  2. chico g

    chico g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tick tock bodybuilder Joshua, Ronnie Coleman's waiting for you back at the gym. That's right, step aside cupcake, your in the way of Deontay's rematch. And the bomb squad don't take kindly to unified paper champions! Lol
     
  3. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fury is in a tricky position. The longer Hearn drags this out - or is struggling to clinch a venue and date - the longer Fury is inactive. You could argue Hearn has an investment in dragging it out and keeping Fury inactive, but it's also possible the delays are genuine. Either way, Fury will reach a point when the waiting will become increasing detrimental to his ability to perform at his best and will have to move on from hanging around and seek an alternative fight - stay busy or a legit opponent.

    I'm interested in what Hearn says if Fury steps away from this fight. Joshua last fought four months ago, Fury, 14. He needs to fight soon; AJ doesn't...
     
  4. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wow, Hearn is really living in your head rent free isn't he?!

    You do realise Arum (Top Rank) and Warren (Queensbury) are also involved in trying to secure venues and sites it's not a one man show.
     
  5. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    As much as I love watching Fury box if your in the camp that thinks Wilder is a bum then Tyson Fury literally hasn't done jack **** other than play spoiler against an aged klitchko 6 years ago. Furys "greatness" right now is completely built off of smoke and mirrors and while I once found it entertaining i'm honestly tired of the guys schtick at this point
     
  6. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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    So the narrative is Hearn is dragging it out to hurt Fury ? LOL. What is everybody else doing. Why is it on Hearn to do everything ?
     
  7. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How do you *know* it’s only Hearn? Because that’s what he’s told you and he’s far better at creating sound bytes than dinosaurs Warren and Arum.
     
  8. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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    Because thats what everybody's been saying, not just Hearn himself.
     
  9. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And why have they been saying that? Because Hearn is great with the media. Warren and Arum are much slower off the mark. Hearn sets the pace - and soon whatever he says becomes the 'truth'.
     
  10. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Fury's good, but I feel like hardcore fans will call him overrated in the future. Beating an old Wlad and a dangerous but one dimensional fighter in Wilder isn't impressive.
     
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  11. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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    He already is overrated, well i mean most world class boxers from the past or present are overrated but Fury especially.
     
  12. deadACE

    deadACE Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fury was only going light in that sparring vid but looked sharp enough to me. All the talk of being inactive is right but sparring can get rid of some of the cobwebs, if it's done correctly.

    I feel Fury is ready and wants the fight.
     
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  13. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Looks like Fury is looking for an excuse to get out of the fight.
     
  14. JDub

    JDub Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah as somebody that likes both Joshua and Fury that’s the impression I’m getting here too.

    All the excuses are coming from team Fury.
     
  15. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    'or is struggling to clinch a venue and date'

    Learn to read the whole post before barfing up words in reply. That way you won't be wasting my time having to reply...