Wilder and Fury announced that they have agreed to a heavyweight showdown later this year

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Fighting Pride, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Fighting Pride

    Fighting Pride Guru

    Aug 2, 2016

    Fury can win this but only by KO. Las Vegas judges won't favor him. An in shape Fury can beat anyone except Las Vegas judges.
  2. GiovaniMarcon

    GiovaniMarcon Mentor

    Mar 2, 2008
    Westwood, California
    I think the Fury that beat Wlad would murder Wilder, but I'm not as certain about 2018 Fury. I still think he's miles better than either Joshua or Wilder, but he might not be all there upstairs, and if he mentally falls apart, either of the other champs might win it.

    If Fury brings his A game, he wins, if he half-asses it like he often does against lesser competition, he might lose, although I don't think he'll be knocked out. I think if he was on the point of being KOed he might do something ridiculous like resort to headbutts, running out of the ring, low blows, etc. Anything for some drama and entertainment and controversy.

    Both Joshua and Wilder are total bums compared to either Klitschko, especially Vitali, who at 35, 40 would have murdered either of these clowns.
  3. Charles Martel

    Charles Martel Hall of Famer

    Mar 14, 2007
    Fury's strength has been decreased by his 100 pound weight loss, he couldn't even KO Pianeta yesterday. He needs to postpone the Wilder fight until he gets his strength back, until next spring at the earliest.

    He still boxes very well, better than Wilder. But he won't win a decision over an African-American boxer in Las Vegas, he's a fool if he agrees to fight Wilder there.
  4. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Mar 16, 2008
    Northern California
    I have to say Wilder is not the same spindly novice we enjoy getting stopped in the amateurs ten or more years ago.

    But that said Wilder has been exposed for limited boxing skills though he does have bailout power. Fury is just the guy to get him all turned around.

    If Fury can stay on the rails between now and the fight.
  5. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Feb 16, 2006
    I tend to agree, Fury looks like he is on a Biggest Loser type weight loss regiment. That's fine to shed weight but it could affect your punch resistance in a tough brawl type fight.

    On the surface the Wilder bout looks like a cash out type fight as having two no hope opponents in a row is really not the preparation to fight a dangerous puncher like Wilder. Jennings while not the same size as Wilder would have been a perfect test to see what Fury has in the tank as Jennings wouldn't roll over and die or be resigned to his fate like the ethnic Italian opponent was yesterday. Also Jennings would probably be willing to sign for a fight as his road to a title shot isn't an obvious one as Fury's was.

    In between the dying Brooklyn dialect Shannon Briggs suggests what we have been saying in this thread that the Wilder fight is probably a fight or two too soon....
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  6. whiteathlete33

    whiteathlete33 Hall of Famer

    Mar 18, 2007
    New Jersey
    Fury needs more time and a few more fights under his belt. He can beat Wilder 100 percent but he is not ready yet. Only way Wilder wins is by knockout.
  7. NWsoccerfan

    NWsoccerfan Guru

    Jun 3, 2014
    I agree about his strength. I didn't see the Pianeta fight but I saw a 5 minute highlight clip. Fury looked light on his feet and had good movement. He was letting Pianeta tee off while he slipped and ducked a lot of punches. He looked impressive to be honest, but his punches didn't seem to hurt Pianeta very much. Wilder is a very basic fighter. He wants to sit at a comfortable range and throw bombs. Fury doesn't want to allow him to do that. I think Fury is bigger and stronger than Wilder and he should be physical and never let him just sit at range and throw. Wilder probably hasn't been given the credit he deserves and he has passed every test presented to him but he is absolutely not an elite champion. He lacks in certain areas and his handlers have done wonders guiding him through his career. An in shape game Fury should be able to dispatch of Wilder. But, the questiom remains as to what kind of Fury will show up.

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