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Fury / Wilder overrated

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Steerpike, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Steerpike Blue Belt

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    This is more or less what i'm getting at. Only thing i would add is Tyson's bullying was necessary because his footwork and conditioning looked way off compared to previous fights. Overall, looking at all the fights, this isnt an all time trilogy, but it is the best we've had in a long time.
     
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  2. Zarathustra611 Yellow Belt

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    I saw it as Tyson wanted to throw a different challenge at Wilder. He respects Wilder's power (he's on video saying it was next level power) and knows he has to have Wilder guessing and off balance or he's likely to land that killer right sooner rather than later.

    So he used a 3rd strategy, this one to take the edge off Wilder during the early rounds & go back to Fight #2 strategy once he sees him tire.

    Whether he used that strategy because his camp was bad & he came in too heavy, or whether he chose to come in heavy is I guess up for debate. But publicly before fight #2 he said he was going to walk right at Wilder, pound him and exchange, force him back with his own power. And he did. No one believed it until they saw it, but he did.

    This fight he said he was going to come in 300lbs and squash Wilder, throw him around. And he did. Whether he anounced that plan in order to lure Wilder to bulk up as a counter and it worked like a charm? That's the legend of the gypsy boxers- sneaky cunts.

    Was it the most technically pure fight? No. Wilder was in it, for one. And Fury fought two beautiful examples of technique in fight #1 & fight #2, in totally contrasting styles. So we already have technical mastery in the series. This was a great fight because they just went to war, there were some competitive rounds early, big knockdowns, comebacks, a tense period where one guy is getting on top but every now & then WIlder lands & we know that can be lights out or a 10-7 all of a sudden. We had Wilder showing the heart & courage he told us he would, battling until he went out on his shield. I thought it was pretty epic. Seen it 3 times now <45>
     
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  3. Hagler Man of wealth and taste Platinum Member

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    The use of the word « overrated » is pretty much overrated in the aftermath of high-profile showdowns.
     
  4. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    I agree, but people are so hungry for anything remotely resembling a war that they'll take it. I liked it, exciting fight. Still don't know why Fury fought that way, he should have made it just like a continuation of fight 2. Thus gave Wilder a shot to pull it off.
     
  5. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    it's nothing unusual, as is the talk of "is so and so the greatest thing since peanut butter and jelly?"
     
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