Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Rumsfeld, Oct 14, 2021.
Long time poster here, Ted Spoon, did an excellent video on it too. He gets way less views than he ought to.
Great video. I would only say that I can't see any physical reason as to why Fury would not be just as good (should be better - this was nowhere near his best) going forward. He didn't take that many blows at all.
As someone who didn't watch it live, I definitely missed a lot of the magic that others got. It was a very good fight, but I'm not sure how much it'll hold up compared to the classics.
Wilder's effort was commendable, especially as I thought the second fight would have broken his will. I am wondering more and more if Fury's aggressive style is because he knows his defensive reflexes are gone. He was way too hittable in his comeback fights when he tried his old tricks. Still I found it odd how he used his faints way less in this than in the second. I'm not sure what to make of how good current Fury actually is. The unorthodox style that worked well when he was a defensive fighters, just becomes sloppiness when he's on the attack. Still I think he deserves a lot of credit fir so effectively reinventing himself in the face of physical decline. He's exceptionally big, very tough, and one of the best ring IQs in the division, probably only Usyk matches him of the current lot. It's enough to be very effective, but I suspect a truly slick boxer, like Usyk, could be poison for him.
Just thinking out loud really.
Fury's been off for 20 months and no longer regarded Wilder as quite the same threat, so he was a little bit complacent and out of shape.
He's 33 and he hasn't lived a clean athlete life.
He might be clear past his best now.
He certainly can't expect to have the mobile legs he once had.
If I would rank the top 10 Greatest HW fights of all time, it'd be like this:
1. Ali vs Frazier 1
2. Foreman vs Lyle
3. Norton vs Holmes
4. Jersey Joe Walcott vs Rocky Marciano 1
5. Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe 1
6. Bert Cooper vs Michael Moorer
7. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3
8. Tyson vs Douglas
9. Joshua vs Klitschko
10. David Tua vs Ike Ibeabuchi
It makes it more than ten, and I’m not suggesting any of yours be replaced, but I’ll add:
Derrick Jefferson-Maurice Harris
I have only seen the highlights. Did Wilder improve significantly technically or not?
Competitive bout but unskilled labor to say the least
A bit, a lot of it was "good at the start, but as soon as you get hit in the face hard enough you resort to bad habits" type feel. There was overall improvement yes, but honestly unless Wilder suddenly matures his mind like a 90s Foreman and adjusts strategy, I doubt that he will change dramatically.
Great fight though.
It was action-packed for sure but a very poor demonstration of the sweet science. I'd take Witherspoon-Thomas, Holmes-Weaver or Tyson-Douglas over this any day.
Agreed. I cringed often watching it. They were both bad.
yes, I believe this is the end for Wilder. Getting hit by Fury's right hand is like getting hit by a tree.
great picks. I am partial to Norton Holmes myself
It's not a fight, I would watch again in its entirety - but being able to follow it live was a super-exciting experience!