Let's be real here, Tyson Fury would comfortably beat Prime Muhammed Ali.

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  1. Fesaine Brown Belt

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    I know nostalgia is real but I just can't see how you can favor Ali against someone like fury. not only is Tyson massively bigger he's also just as good as Ali technically. Ali is lighter and faster on the feet but Fury speed is not too far behind either. which is crazy considering his enormous size. Ali also struggles with guys that can jab with him. And Tyson has an amazing jab with way more power and reach behind it compared to Ali's jab.

    I mean if we look at it objectively, this is a nightmare matchup for Ali.
     
  2. Hagler Man of wealth and taste

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    Ali struggles with the jab but his legs allow him to get close if Tyson choses to move around him, and he can be fairly busier than Fury. If the mauling version of Fury shows up it's all about Ali's ability to dance away. I don't think Fury wins this "comfortably" but he has a shot. Interesting matchup.
     
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    Ali wins ez
     
  4. Athenry04 Red Belt

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    Nothing comfortable for either competitor, I'd also argue Fury is not as technically sound as Ali. However size is real, good fight to be fair.
     
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    Most modern day boxers would beat guys from the past. Its like that with every sport.
     
  6. Dutch1 White Belt

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    At heavyweight yes i agree.

    Other weights below i doubt it. Boxing jas been a professional sport for over 100 years. Imagine guys like Joe Louis, rocky Marciano, Jersey Joe etc fighting in todays Cruiserweight division. They would be easily competitive if not champions!
     
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    A very interesting matchup definitely, but to think beating the greatest heavyweight in history as a “given” is kind of silly.
     
  8. WklySportsMemes Black Belt

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    I hate fantasy match ups .
    However, I believe modern fighters are always criminally underrated. I also believe legends are heavily romanticized and put on some type of untouchable pedestal. I honestly think most people have only seen highlight reels of older fighters and rarely have watched any of their full fights.
    I do believe Ali to be the greatest of all time for his mindset, durability , movement,ring IQ, and confidence. However, Tyson Fury on his A game could give ANYONE major major problems. He's a tough puzzle to crack.
     
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    It might sound strange but I think he’d be tough to crack based mostly on his intangibles.

    It’s odd to see a fighter that large be so damn scrappy. Most of the big heavyweights are so tense and afraid of being hit. You can see this in his near KO loss to Wilder. I think most would’ve panicked but when he got up, he got right back in Wilder’s face. He even was even taunting him seconds later. The guy is 6’8”, can box and has a very strong mindset. Great recipe.
     
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    I think it would he competitive. However I’m not comfortable making any predictions as fury has fought a long list of nobodies throughout his career, other than his title shots and a perpetual gatekeeper. And even then Wad was well on the slide by the fury fight, and how good actually is wilder? Difficult to benchmark as he has one of the worst resumes ever (if not the worst) for a long-standing Hw champion
     
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  11. Cariñito Broner Brodie/Canelo Cartel/Errol Express/

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    No they wouldnt.
    Ernie Terrell would beat Fury.
    Ali would be so much faster than that lug of shit that it would look embarrassing for today's era.
    15 rounds of Ali just circling like an asshole and you think fat belly is gonna beat him? How? Hes mentally weak and out of shape. Slower, doesn't have the ring IQ. Doesnt have a single punch better than Ali.
    Hes a big slow easy hitting target for Ali.
     
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  12. treelo //Do something here

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    People give way way too much credit to Fury for his boxing skills, he is better than a lot of the heavies around now, but he still gets hit a LOT and hurt, i dont know why people seem to think that him doing a random jig in the corner of the ring against a crap European heavyweight means he has great boxing skills, the best thing Fury does is to tie people up and use his immense size, leaning and hitting
     
  13. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    This is why boxers try to dictate who will be the ref.

    If the ref is someone that allows grappling, clinching, and pulling on the arms, Fury wins.

    If the ref if someone who steps in anytime there is contact, then Ali wins.
     
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    He kinda gets hit a lot.....

    And I love Fury. But I guess my question is. Ali seemed to adjust to his opponents for the most part (although Frazier gave him issues no matter what)

    It would be interesting but I have a hard time seeing Fury win
     
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    oof

    Ali might be the greatest clincher in the history of boxing so I dunno about that. He literally beat George Foreman in the clinch
     
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    Agreed, he knocks him clean out inside 1 round.
     
  17. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Yellow Card

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    Probably.

    But I think Marciano and Joe Lewis would give Fury some trouble.
     
  18. defjaam Member of the Dmitry Pirog movement

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    Tough puzzle? Not too long ago Otto Wallin had Fury on the edge of a defeat. The ref had every right to stop the fight on cuts, but elected not to.

    Ali was a better cutter than Otto Wallin.
     
  19. defjaam Member of the Dmitry Pirog movement

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    You're drawing the wrong conclusions.
     
  20. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Yellow Card

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    I never came to any conclusions.
     

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