Tyson Fury: Klitschko is getting knocked clean out and that’s a promise!
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated Tyson ‘Too Fast” Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) was in fine form last Saturday night in bragging about his boxing skills when interviewed at the Josh Warrington vs. Joel Brunker mismatch in Leeds, England. Fury, 27, isn’t known as a puncher, yet he’s promising that he’ll go out and knock the talented IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) clean out next month on October 24th in their fight on Sky Box Office at the ESPRIT arena, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Fury-Klitschko and Kell Brook vs. Diego Chaves will be part of the Sky Box Office card, which easily one of the better programs compared to what we’ve seen in the past in my view.
Fury says he’s going to take the fight to the much harder punching and faster Klitschko right from the start and look to blast him out immediately. It’s a style of fighting that has worked for the 6’9” Fury when facing 3rd tier opposition like Martin Rogan, Joey Abell, Neven Pajkic, Nicolai Firtha, Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and John McDermott. These type of opponents account for most of the opposition that Fury has on his well-padded resume.
What we don’t know is if Fury’s aggressive punching style will work against a talented fighter like Klitschko or even some of the top contenders, because Fury still hasn’t faced any of the talented guys. He’s fought guys like Dereck Chisora, Christian Hammer and Steve Cunningham, but I don’t recognize those guys as being true top 15 contenders.
I know the World Boxing Organization has Chisora as their #1 guy last year at the time that Fury fought him, but I didn’t see that ranking as being reality based. I thought it was a sad ranking because there were arguably at least 25 contenders in the division that were better fighters than Chisora at the time that the WBO gave him a No.1 ranking. As such, Fury is still a completely untested fighter without much punching power, hand speed or experience.
“I’m just going to go in there and do what I do best and war it out,” Fury said to Sky Sports. “I’m the man to do it because I’m Tyson Fury. Tyson ‘Too Fast’ Fury. I’m undefeated, young, hungry, good looking, entertaining, can talk, I’m the full package. If a man can beat me at 40, then I don’t deserve to be a world champion. Although Klitschko hasn’t been beaten in 11 years, he’ll be beaten this year, I promise you that. Basically what I’m going to do is get right in front of him and rip his heart out and feed it to him. I’ll do what Tyson Fury does best and that’s win, win, win and win. Listen, I’d go to Hong Kong, China, Germany or wherever you want. Listen, it’s not the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog. Take me to Germany and you’re going to unleash the dog in me, and I’ll rip his heart out like I said. He’s never fought anyone like me. Tell me one thing has he ever fought a Gypsy warrior before? Never. Klitschko’s getting done. I tell you he’s getting knocked clean out, and that’s a promise. No pressure. I can go in there and do me best. Win, lose or draw, I’ll put on the most entertaining that’s ever been on Sky Box Office. In this fight you’ll see something special. Not only will you see something spectacular, I’ll be the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Beat that,” Fury said.
If you put Fury in with a little fighter with only marginal talent, yeah, he’s going to knock them out. We’ve already seen that with his 18 knockouts during his career against lower level opposition. But in this case, he’s going into the fight against someone who actually has talent, size, hand speed, power and experience in Wladimir Klitschko.
If Fury does opt to stand directly in front of Wladimir like he’s now saying, I think it’s going to end badly for the Fury. He doesn’t have the chin to stand in front of Wladimir in my view, and it would be foolhardy for him to try and engage with Klitschko. I think it would be far better for Fury to fight like a big bird such as an Ostrich, and to focus on trying to hide his head in the sand as much as possible so that Wladimir can’t land anything big on him.
This means Fury should lean backwards with his head as low and as far away as Klitschko as possible so that the big Ukrainian can’t tee off on Fury and shut his gob in lightning fashion. You have to remember, Wladimir is an older fighter, so it makes sense for Fury to fight like an Ostrich for as long as possible to try and wait the Ukrainian fighter out until they get to the later rounds of the contest. Fury can then maybe start with the slapping that he always does and hope that Wladimir can be slapped to the canvas.
It’s not like Wladimir is unbeatable or anything. I mean, he has been stopped by Ross Puritty, Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster. However, the difference between those guys and Fury is that they had much better punching power, and in the case of Sanders, he simply was a far better fighter than Fury can ever hope to be. It’s like night and day when you compare a prime or even the 37-year-old version of Corrie Sanders to a slow, lumbering heavyweight like Fury. The power that Sanders had was huge in comparison to the slapping shots from Tyson Fury.
Like I said, if Fury chooses to fight aggressively like he’s blabbing about, then I see him getting knocked out fast on October 24th by Klitschko. I can only hope for Fury’s sake that he realizes his own limitations and fights as defensively as possible, because he clearly doesn’t have the chin or the talent to fight in a war against a guy with the punching arsenal that Klitschko has going for him. There are levels in boxing, and Fury occupies the lower level than Klitschko and dare I say Deontay Wilder in my opinion.
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