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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthSubZero, May 15, 2007.

  1. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Fury is currently all bluff and bluster as he know no one can touch him.

    If he actually retires, his belt(s) get removed and the next TWO mandatory challengers fight for the prize. The fact his hasn't happened says he's not yet retired.

    Joshua/Usyk is next week, the winner will fight Fury. Joshua is the preferred challenger from a monetary perspective and based on his longevity prior to him becoming really crap but in all honesty, I'd rather see a fighter like Usyk take on Fury than a now broadly ineffective puncher in Joshua take on Fury.
    Fury/Joshua fills the Brit on Brit desire but Fury would win with one hand behind his back. Have him take on a real boxer. Fury would still beat Usyk but it would be a real fight.
     
  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    As good a boxer Usyk is, Tyson is just as good and far larger. Fury easily beats him.
     
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  3. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, Fury is just too big for Usyk. I like Fury, but I’m getting a little bored of all the “announcements” and chatter from him and his camp. I’d like to see Fury fight again, but I can’t think of a genuinely exciting opponent for him.

    Maybe Fury’s future is just exhibition fights against guys like Francis Ngannou. I wouldn’t blame him for cashing in, but I wouldn’t be so interested in watching.
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    joshua looks totally outmatched tonight. very slow start, don't know if he's got a round in the first five.
     
  5. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    That was a pretty low blow from Joshua. Borderline at best.
     
  6. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Joshua will only win this through KO. He's not going to out box Usyk


    He's also not likely to get a KO now as he'll tire and tire rapidly
     
  7. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    He’s trying to bank body shots to slow Usyk down. It’s not working so far.
     
  8. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    he's five rounds too late on the body shots. usyk is clinical, and totally in control.
     
  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    best round by Joshua yet.

    Only good round in all honesty

    Better last couple from Joshua but Usyk's won this with ease
     
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  10. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    split decision, lol what the ****

    even for a sport soaked in corruption, that's bad
     
  11. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    AJ’s having a wee tantrum.
     
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  12. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    next stop, wwe
     
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  13. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i hate to see golovkin like this, slow and posing no threat whatsoever to canelo. i hope he didn't have to take this fight for the money, and that he can properly retire soon. never worth the damage.
     
  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    So this sounds like Tyson/Usyk is happening?

     
  15. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    Fury vs Chisora III on 3rd December. The fight nobody wants to see. I hope PPV and ticket sales flop.
     
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  16. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    I guess it's happening because the Joshua fight fell through and Fury wanted to stay active in the ring because he might fight Usyk early next year.
     
  17. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Fury/Joshua is never going to happen now but that's probably a good thing as Joshua is now well on his way to being a busted flush
     
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  18. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    I don’t think Fury/Joshua was ever a serious possibility. Tyson’s call-out was another one of his pantomime performances, which have grown tiresome. If Fury genuinely wanted the fight, I think he could have made it happen. I also think he would have destroyed Joshua.

    I still like Fury, but I want to see him fight someone new. Fury said he’ll fight 3 times in 2023. Usyk, then maybe Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois. Those are fights I’ll gladly pay for.
     
  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    Found this concerning all of this.

    And his end comments:

    And while Fury says he was sincere about announcing his retirement previously, he realizes that he doesn’t have the wherewithal to live a normal life outside of boxing.

    In fact, Fury openly admits that he’ll likely need professional help to assist his brain to make the transition from being a life-long fighting man to his post-boxing career.
     
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  20. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Thats an issue that applies to most professional sports people. The fact he recognises it now is a good thing for him and the fact he's been open about his mental health issues in the past and is being open about recognising he'll need help in the future is actually good for general awareness of mental health issues but may also help with the toxicity that can exist around the need to ask for help.
     
  21. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    credit to jake paul and anderson silva, that was a pretty good fight. anderson silva is in incredible fighting shape at 47 years old.
     
  22. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    In what seems a lifetime ago, my childhood friends used to hang around my parents house watching boxing since my dad is (or rather was) a massive fan of it and would even get some of the big pay per views. Never dreamt that one day my sons friends and a few of their dads (including my best friend since kindergarten who was obviously for those fights growing up) would be hanging around my house to watch the replay of a celebrity YouTuber (gags) take on a former MMA champ in a boxing match but here we are. There are worst reasons to get together with your friends and besides watching boxing, they are also watching college football, playing video games (which my friends and I used to do growing up and still do) and their friends are helping them organize their Halloween candy something I also used to do. I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
     
  23. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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  24. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    Tyson Fury fought last night:



    Kind of an odd, quick stoppage but what are ya gonna do? he was getting battered.

    And then Fury and Usyk came face to face:

     
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  25. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 4

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    I didn’t watch it, but it sounds like it was pretty one-sided. As I’ve said before, I’m getting a bit bored of Fury bumping his gums. That said, I do think he’s a great fighter and I’d be genuinely excited to see him up against Joyce and Usyk. He’s too big for Usyk, but it’ll be interesting to see how Usyk attempts to counter the weight/reach advantage.