What will people remember Fury for?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Brixton Bomber, Mar 27, 2023.

  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    We know he won't go near a certain middleweight. So i ask you, members of the board: is Tyson's legacy forever tranished? Does ducking the real gypsy king undo his snorefest in Hamburg or wherever the hell it happened, and having a trilogy with a one armed hype job? I think so.
  2. Furious

    Furious Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I think if he retired today.. I’d remember him as being a very talented fighter who didn’t quite fulfil his potential. The Klitschko fight, comeback and Wilder fights were all big achievements in their own right and deserve respect imo. But would be a huge shame if he retired right now as he’s clearly got unfinished business.

    If he was to never fight again - he’ll always be remembered for never fighting Usyk and Joshua and ultimately letting his ego scupper his legacy. Hopefully the last week is a wake up call to him - he will never be marketable enough to receive the Joshua money he clearly craves.

    He’s one of those people you either love or hate - it’s rare people are ambivalent to him. Whether you like or dislike him, he bought drama to the division.
  3. Manning

    Manning Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I think Fury Usyk could still happen. But the way Fury thinks will be along the lines of, he's roughly the same age as me. We're both declining. His game is far more based on movement and speed. The longer this fight doesn't happen the more chance I have of winning. A 40 year old Fury with no speed and movement against a similar aged Usyk would just have to get hold of him and rough him up. Fury would like that fight.
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  4. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    If he retires now he’ll be remembered by history as the guy who ducked the feather fisted cruiser for undisputed. There’s no getting around it however true it actually is that’s the optics from a historical standpoint right now. Fury’s historical standing is Klitschko, lineal, undefeated, the comeback story, the epic wilder trilogy. Joshua won’t feature in fury’s story if they never fight.
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  5. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Talented fighter with his wins over Wlad and Whyte being most notable.

    Unfortunately known for pulling out of negotiations multiple times for a undisputed fight against AJ and Usyk.
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  6. 08Horacio08

    08Horacio08 Member banned Full Member

    Jan 20, 2023
    The best boxer of a generation and so so entertaining
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  7. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    1).Klit, Lineal, umdefeated, comeback, trilogy, duck. Thats fact.
    2) Regarding Josh. Thats like saying you will never win the lotto if you dont play. Duh brain.
  8. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    A good and balanced post.
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  9. BoxingAddick

    BoxingAddick Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2021
    He would go in the Riddick Bowe catergory
  10. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Bowe was a greater fighter and still the first thing people mention about him is the Lewis duck.
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  11. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Wow. The 9th Fury thread on the first page.

    Is British boxing this bad?
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  12. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    A hypocrite.
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  13. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
  14. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Fury's not going to retire now, but if he did, he would go below Bowe. Bowe's duck of Lewis was horrible, just horrible. But at the end of the day, he was undisputed champion alongside that trilogy with ATG Holyfield.
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  15. MAD_PIGE0N

    MAD_PIGE0N ... banned Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    Will know after he stops boxing.
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