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Fury dominates Johnson, but shows little power

By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) showed tonight why he’ll never be able to beat the Klitshko brothers or the likes of Deontay Wilder with his slapping 12 round unanimous decision over (28-3-1, 13 KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The judges gave Fury the win by these wide scores: 119-110, 119-108 and 119-108.

Fury, 24, looked weak as heck and vulnerable on the rare occasions that Johnson would actually throw a punch. Luckily for Fury, Johnson didn’t throw many punches, as he just looked like an older fighter that didn’t have the ability to pull the trigger anymore. Johnson looked like a shell of his former self from the fighter that was beaten by WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko back in 2009.

Fury threw a whole bunch of shots in every round, and his job was made easier by Johnson not throwing any punches back at him.

This fight was won by Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy, who did a great job of scouting out Johnson and getting him on three weeks notice. Johnson didn’t look in shape, and he just looked old.

It’s too bad Hennessy didn’t get an opponent that has good offensive skills like Wilder or Chris Arreola because I think they both would have knocked Fury out tonight.

Fury is going to have problems in his career when he faces opposition that can throw with power because he doesn’t have the power of his own to get them out. He’s going to be forced to fight a lot of long 12 round bouts due to his lack of power, and that’s going to cause him to take a lot of punishment against punchers.

Fury is now going to try and line up a fight with either Vitali Klitschko or Wladimir Klitschko. Believe me, Fury’s not ready for either of them and I can’t say when he ever will. They punch too hard and Fury won’t be able to slap his way to a decision against them. They’ll take his head off with right hands and left hooks.

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