Tyson “too fast” Fury- The hard facts…
By Donal McKenna: After watching Tyson Fury V Joey Abell on Saturday, I felt it was time that the Manchester man got a good write up.
Tyson is one of the most entertaining heavyweights at present-Fact. At a time when the welterweight is bringing all the Boxing entertainment, Tyson is bringing something different. When he fights there is trash talk, bold statements, show-boating in the ring, ring chat during fights, entertaining post match chat and all the calling out you could ask for.
Just follow him on Twitter, over recent months it’s been David Haye, Chisora, Wilder, Roy Jones Jr, Lennox Lewis, Cain Velasquez, Ruiz, Jennings the list is endless. Never in the years that I’ve been following boxing have I known a boxer to call out people the way he does and so often.
The good thing is Fury’s fights are a must watch too, largely because of all the hype he injects into them & I honestly have to say I wouldn’t miss his fights for pure entertainment purposes. I mean just watch the Steve Cunningham fight- such a roar I let out of me when he hit the deck at the start of Round 2 because he was asking for it with all his messing around and back chat.
Skip forward to Saturday night past and you see much of the same, lot of trash talk, messing in the ring, back chat but a good victory for Fury in the end with 4 knockdowns and you cannot deny that it was entertaining stuff from start to finish. I mean even look at the way Fury came into the ring- a career heaviest and he looked physically very heavy. Sometimes I wonder if he does it for a laugh to make the opposition think they have a chance!!
But being honest and as much as I enjoy Fury’s fights, I honestly don’t think he is good enough at the top level. Yes, Fury has been hit hard and got back up. Yes, he has knocked out quite a few opposition, but I just feel that against a really good boxer like Klitschko, he is absolute toast. I really like the guy and I think he brings a lot but in terms of boxing skill he is not up there with the best.
The people he has faced up until now are on an international scale very limited. His best opponent I feel was Steve Cunningham who was 37 and a cruiserweight fighter- not a heavy weight & Tyson genuinely was under serious pressure for periods of that fight.
I think it can be easy to think Tyson can turn it on when he needs to and that when he has been rocked he has gotten straight back up to win, but do you really think that if Wladimir caught Fury with a good stiff jab that he would let him get up and let Fury beat him?- I honestly don’t think Tyson could get up never mind fight on and win.
Maybe he’s young & immature and as he gets older and wiser he will get better but I don’t see things working out like that. I feel that sooner or later Fury is going to have to meet a serious heavyweight contender and he is going to get stopped. He hits well and moves ok but he just leaves defences wide open at times and against a good puncher it will be lights out.
What I do hope though is that Fury meets someone serious in the next year. I would really love to see him face Wilder who rate him or not would be huge victory for Tyson due to the interest he has gained. I think it would be an interesting fight as they both have limited skill and with Tyson’s antics it would be another hugely entertaining fight.
Price would also be a good fight for Fury (although pointless) as there is always that feeling that Tyson ducked him a bit earlier in his career. One thing I would say about Price though is at least he went and faced a serious heavy weight contender like Tony Thompson although we know how that ended for David and I honestly don’t think its something that career wise he will recover from- so maybe Tyson done the right thing in holding out for a few years before meeting a “big boxing name”.
But if Fury beat the likes of Price/Wilder or even wins the up and coming bout with Dereck Chisora I am afraid that will be as good as it will get for Tyson. As much as I hope I am wrong I think that if Tyson faces Wladimir/Pulev/Povetkin or Stiverne in the next year, unless things drastically change I am afraid its curtains.
Love him, hate him or just love to watch him, a future heavy weight champion of the world I am afraid he is not. All the best though and keep those entertaining nights coming!
Look forward to hear all your comments
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