Byrd impressed with Fury and Price
By Scott Gilfoid: Former two time heavyweight champion Chris Byrd is really impressed with what he’s seen of the two giant British heavyweights David Price and Tyson Fury, and he thinks they could be talented fighters in the future if they keep progressing. Byrd believes Price and Fury would give anyone in the division problems, including the Klitschkos.
Speaking with secondsout.com, Byrd said “Well Vitali is 40 something and Wladimir 36. I look at David Price and he’s got a ton of talent. He can pop, he knows how to keep his distance, and he makes you think before you come in. Both these big guys (Price and Fury) can really fight. They are a tough matchup for anybody in the division.”
Byrd went on to say that former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye would have to prove himself against Price and Fury if he decides to fight again. I can’t say I agree with that. It would be nice if Haye were to fight Price and Fury because we could see how good or not so good those heavyweights are, but to say that Haye has to prove himself against those guys is nonsense.
Who has Price and Fury fought aside from older guys and/or 2nd and 3rd tier opposition? Price’s last two opponents have been 40 and 45, and his next bout is against 41-year-old Tony Thompson. Fury’s opposition has been horrendous. He recently beat 40-year-old Martin Rogan while fighting in the southpaw stance the entire fight.
These awful, awful mismatches that these two heavyweights have been involved with are just so, so sad that it brings sadness to ones’ eyes. What has happened to this once great sport? Okay, so that’s a big no as far as Haye having to prove himself against Price and Fury if he decides not to hang up the gloves in the summer. I’m busy Haye’s retirement threats, though.
I don’t think Price or Fury would be competitive against the Klitschkos. Both Fury and Price have questionable chins and their defense is just lacking in a huge way. It would be too big of a jump up if they were to face the Klitschkos and I fear they would knocked out quickly if those fights were to happen.
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