Tyson Fury

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  1. moose

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    I have been reading about tyson fury on the internet and he seems to be the next big thing, has anyone seen him fight?
     
  2. whiteathlete33

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    I have never heard of him. He is only 1-0 so only time will tell.
     
  3. white is right

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    I heard big things and saw his pro debut. He looks very good offensively. He beat a stumble bum, but the way he put his shots together he looks like he has a future. One problem is he looks weak at the weight. Almost like he is being force fed to make heavyweight. He is also about 6'6".Also on a trivial note he is named after Iron Bite Tyson.
     
  4. Charles Martel

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    I've seen his first pro fight. He's big and strong but he wasn't physically fit - had a lot of flab around his waist - and showed no boxing skills. I was not impressed.

    By the way, if you're a member of boxingscene you can download an excellent quality video of his first pro fight.

    There are many thousands of fights available in boxingscene's videos section. They are of MUCH better quality than YouTube videos, especially the recent ones.
     
  5. whiteathlete33

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    According to some websites he is 6'9.
     
  6. Maple Leaf

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    He is not worth mentioning at the moment. He looks like a damn amateur.
     
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    Do not underestimate Tyson Fury. He could easily be Britains top heavyweight in a few years. So far, even the caste-media has had some good things to say about him.

    It's being reported on a different forum that Fury stopped Zeller (21-3) in the third round. 21-3 is definately a great second fight for a pro! They also said he looked to be in better shape physically this time around.Edited by: Sean
     
  11. JD074

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    Kretschmann KO'd Zeller in two rounds in his 13th fight, and Fury did it in three rounds in his second fight. So far so good![​IMG]

    Yeah, it's been said that he was just coming back from his honeymoon and didn't have a lot of time to train for his first pro fight![​IMG]
     
  12. The Hock

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    Fury looks okay. Reminds me of a young Gerry Cooney a little bit, without the big left hook. He needs to keep working at it, and add some muscle. We'll see.
     
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    Yeah, I'd heard that too. You can't really blame him for not training under those conditions. I think he can be very very good, he has the skills to be, now he needs the conditioning and desire.
     
  14. white is right

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    His promoter has faith in Fury as he was fighting a decent opponent for his second opponent. Fury looked fitter than the last fight. On a side note his father was a journeyman British heavyweight who is a descendant of the Irish travelers. Picture Brad Pitt in Snatch... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    <div ="story">
    <h1>Tyson Fury the new British giant on the heavyweight block </h1>
    <h2>Tyson
    Fury, the 20 year old 6ft 8ins heavyweight from Manchester turns his
    back on Olympic glory in London for the professional ranks under
    promoter Mick Hennessy </h2>
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    By Gareth A Davies


    Last Updated: 4:55PM GMT 06 Dec 2008

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    Father and son: Tyson Fury (left) with his father 'Gypsy' John</span>
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    Heavyweight boxer 'Gypsy' John Fury looked down on his son, born prematurely
    at six and a half months and weighing 1lb. The vulnerable baby was the size
    of his hand.




    "The doctors told me there was not much chance of him living, and I had
    lost two daughters in the same way who had been born prematurely," Fury
    said as he related the events of 20 years ago to The Sunday Telegraph
    this week.




    "They told me there was not much hope for him. It was 1988, Mike Tyson
    was in his pomp as world heavyweight champion, and so I said 'Let's call him
    Tyson...' The doctors just looked at me and smiled."




    History is hard to fathom two decades on when confronted with the 6ft 8ins,
    18st superheavyweight Tyson Fury of today, holder of the Amateur Boxing
    Association superheavyweight title of 2008, who signed to the professional
    ranks last night under promoter Mick Hennessy.




    Baby Tyson Fury passed in and out of consciousness several times in those
    first few harrowing days of life, yet is now a huge, handsome man with the
    most exciting name in world boxing - the neophyte prize fighter hardly needs
    a ring sobriquet - and could soon become another heavyweight aiming for
    title glory in a slumbering world division.




    "It seems it was meant to be," explained Fury Sr, a barndoor size
    man from Wilmslow, Cheshire, who had 14 professional fights in the Eighties. "I've
    never encouraged Tyson to fight. In fact, I've tried my best to discourage
    him from being a boxer, but it's in him, he wasn't interested in anything
    else. He's been in the gym since he was 12."




    Young Fury has an amateur record of 34 fights, with 30 victories, 26 by
    knockout and four losses, and evidently, fighting genes. He comes from a
    well known family of fighting travellers which includes former professionals
    Peter and Hugh Fury.




    The heavyweight fighting lineage goes back another generation with young
    Fury's grandfather Tiger Gorman, one of nine children, who came over from
    Ireland, and had 60 heavyweight bouts as a journeyman in the 40s and 50s.




    In the same week that four of Britain's Beijing Olympic boxers joined the paid
    ranks - James DeGale, Frankie Gavin and Billy Joe Saunders (under Frank
    Warren) and Tony Jeffries (under Dennis Hobson) - and openly criticised the
    set-up and vicious in-fighting within the amateur sport, 20-year-old Fury
    insisted he has also turned his back on hopes of glory at the London 2012
    Olympics for the same reason: Boxing politics.




    Fury was frustrated at playing second fiddle as an amateur to experienced
    Liverpool boxer David Price, who took a bronze medal in Beijing in the
    summer.




    "I fought David Price three years ago, when I was 17. It was my ninth
    amateur bout, I knocked him down in the fight, but lost it on points,"
    explained Fury.




    "Of course, it would have been great to try for the Olympic team and box
    in London in 2012, but I could see from the start that boxing politics was
    going to get in the way.




    "It seemed nailed down that Price would be the superheavyweight fighting for
    Britain. I wasn't selected because of politics. Staying amateur would have
    restricted my opportunities. That's why I've turned pro."




    Hennessy believes the ABA made a mistake in not grooming Fury for Beijing.




    "I honestly believe that if the selectors had taken him to Beijing, he
    would have won the gold medal. We have to be careful because the pro game is
    very different to the amateurs, but his style is far more suited to the
    pros.




    "He could be winning domestic honours within six months and be a world
    champion within four years. He is the best heavyweight I have seen since
    Lennox Lewis - and he is still only 20."




    Hennessy added: "He has a brilliant jab which reminds me of Larry Holmes,
    and is very athletic, like the old heavyweights used to be. He also throws
    punches in bunches, brilliant combinations, and he has a great chin. He
    could be an absolute sensation."




    Tyson Fury has just been unleashed on the heavyweight division. It could prove
    to be a fascinating journey.

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  16. ironfist

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    The British Tye Fields. [​IMG]
     
  17. Sean

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    Here's a link of the lead up to his secon fight (but no fight)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9o_fplORo

    Gypsy John said his son could beat Michael Spinks and George Foreman. Nice confidence. Also, I've read that one of the commentators after the fight said Fury reminded him of a young George Foreman. He has also been compared to a young Gerry Cooney. Not too bad.

    And what was up with Marcel Zeller? He's an interesting fellow.Edited by: Sean
     
  18. white is right

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    He is a better prospect than Tye Fields ever was. He is former World Junior Bronze medalist. If he is brought along properly he can be a factor in the heavyweight division. Also his father can help steer him away from the parasites in the business.
     
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    Wladimir Klitschko was 20 when he turned pro, I'm really excited for this dude.[​IMG]
     
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    It is way too early to make judgements on Tyson Fury. After 10 fights and some better opponents we will be better able to judge him.Edited by: whiteathlete33
     
  21. JD074

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    Here's the fight (except for a minute that was cut out in the second round):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62fHZuUnkFc

    Obviously I'm not going to get too excited about any prospect, especially "post-Alexeev."[​IMG] But he looked very good. Good jab, power, accuracy. I liked how he slipped those punches around and in between Zeller's gloves. He is what I call a "fluid puncher," whatever that means![​IMG] And he barely got punched in the entire fight. We'll see how his defense holds up against better fighters, or even taller fighters (Fury dwarfed the poor guy.) He punched himself out a little bit in the first round, but he paced himself better after that. Of course, I would expect some conditioning issues from a fighter in only his second fight. Unfortunately, people will criticize him for his physique. His career is off to a promising start.
     
  22. The Hock

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    He really does physically resemble Gerry Cooney, hands not as heavy but better boxing skills and a more varied arsenal. Jab, uppercut, left hook, right cross. I like that he's only twenty with some amateur cred.

    Yeah, much better with his honeymoon over. Now he's on his boxing honeymoon till he gets in there with someone who can check his chin.
     
  23. WXYZ

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    He looks slow and lumbering. Where is all his muscle?
     
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    I see him getting brutally knocked out the minute he fights someone who has a decent combination of strength and speed. I wish him well as I do all the white brothers who are trying to make it. Just my honest assessment though.
     
  25. The Hock

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    Gotta love the heavyeights. Just two fights and Fury's already under the microscope. He did look better in his second fight, albeit against Buttermean Jr. in a skirt.

    So far so good, but he could well vanish in a puff of smoke with the first decent punch that finds him.

    We'll be watching.
     

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