We lost on an unification fight, but got two better fights instead....what's not to like?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by timeout, May 18, 2021.

Whats better?

  1. Unification fight all the way - AJ vs FURY

  2. Two for one - AJ vs USYK / FURY vs WILDER3

  1. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Fury vs AJ in Saudi Arabia would of been a bore fest. It probably would of resembled - Wlad vs Fury x2
    but with no atmosphere or proper fans. So I am not too sad about seeing it disappear into the Arabian dust.

    At least this way we get to see two great fights, instead of one boring one in 2021.

    In AJ vs Usyk we get to see Usyk smash AJ to a comfortable point decision and watch Eddie Cry again. Always plus. And it will probably happen in Wembley stadium, with a much better atmosphere. A++


    We also get to watch Fury vs Wilder 3. Ok.......ok.........the fight might not be great, and it will be a lopsided battering but at least we will all giggle when chicken legs Wilder gets KTFO again. Comedy value alone of that fight will be amazing.


    What's not to like?
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  2. Finkel

    Finkel Active Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    I'm going with the second, as much as undisputed is the end goal.

    This whole affair has dragged on so long, whilst clearly causing the top division to grind to a halt. Getting things moving again has to be seen as a positive.

    Plus for me, Usyk has waited long enough.
  3. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Agree the Heavyweight title has ground to halt so things moving is good.

    Unsure how it could be said Usyk has waited long enough, i have no issue with him fighting AJ for title, but he has only fought twice in heavy division.
    Beating Witherspoon and Chisora is good but does not necessarily mean you are deserving of being the man at head of queue for title shot.
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  4. Eastern Iron

    Eastern Iron New Member Full Member

    Dec 7, 2019
    So long as Fury and Joshua both win, this thing will become the hugest boxing event in history because of all the High Stakes DRAMA.

    Will top Mayweather vs Pacquiao, and be the most special event of our generation. So I really look forward to it, and am rooting for Fury Joshua STRONGLY.
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  5. Finkel

    Finkel Active Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    He was undisputed Cruiserweight champion. He moved up under the rules that he would be WBO mandatory. Same as Bud Crawford did at 147.

    WBO made Usyk their mandatory 2 years ago. Joshua has never fought a WBO mandatory. So there's not much to discuss beyond that.

    But aside from that, looking at his time at HW, beating Chisora is on par if not better than the majority of what title challengers have achieved in recent years at Heavyweight.

    So he has waited long enough.
    Last edited: May 18, 2021
  6. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    I agree with you but I'm fearful we end up with
    AJ Whyte 2,
    Usyk Parker for the vacant WBO
    , and Fury retires leaving Wilder to fight Ruiz for the WBC
  7. pernellaaron

    pernellaaron Active Member Full Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Just make the two best fighters in the division fight each other please. Usyk is a decent fight but hardly deserving enough to impede complete unification (have him fight Joyce for an interim). I have zero interest in the Wilder fight
  8. Heavyrighthand

    Heavyrighthand Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    The fact that we won’t get to see a unified champion is what’s to not like.
  9. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    One potentially exciting fight in Fury vs AJ vs a semi interesting fight with AJ vs Usyk and boring fight in Fury vs Wilder. I would have rather had Fury vs AJ.
  10. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Rater know who the best is
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  11. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Most see it 2 -0 Fury and the last being a complete ass kicking , don't think there is that much interest in Wilder Fury III as people make it out to be.
  12. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Are you ******$ really celebrating Fury bs Joshua not coming off... y’all are a disgrace to boxing fans everywhere, you can ban me for the language idc this is bull**** and y’all clowns are happy
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  13. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Wilder - Fury just has no appeal to me. Fury was coming off his sofa the first fight and it was 3 years ago. 3 years for Wilder to get slower and 3 years for Fury to find his feet properly again which he already done by the 2nd fight.

    If you’re going on about boring fights, I really don’t see AJ - Usyk setting many fireworks alight. AJ won’t be taking any risks and Usyk doesn’t have the size/power to impose himself against somebody that big.
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  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Two better fights? :thinking:

    You can argue Joshua vs. Usyk is better than Joshua vs. Fury, sure, but Fury vs. Wilder II? Nobody that has seen them fight twice has any desire to see it again, except maybe delusional Bomb Squadders thinking third time's the charm (it isn't, Gyppo Rex just has his number)
  15. rapscalion

    rapscalion Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Fury-Joshua without question for me. We’ve seen Fury beat Wilder twice, there’s no need for a third right now.