“The heavyweight division has to sit up and take notice because there’s going to be a changing of the guard and crowning of a new King in 2015 in Tyson Fury” —Tyson Fury
“I’m ready for him.”— “Fury
“…“Floyd Patterson was dull, quiet, and sad … and Sonny Liston was twice as bad… The fight game was dying… promoters were crying…”–Casius Clay
This 26 year-old giant –he stands 6’9”– has a lot going for him; his arms seem to go on forever and his reflexes and ring vision are extraordinary for a man his size. He fights relaxed, is not impatient and seems to fully enjoy what he does. Fury also has superb range as he works behind his jab and keeps his opponents frustrated when they try to close the gap. But once he has someone hurt, he quickly closes the gap himself and prepares for the close. Here is Fury finishing Steve Cunningham in a malicious manner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6g2jevCxdQ
Some think his temperament might be a big problem and that he should be more self-deprecating, but I suspect he could care less what others think about him. All the rhetoric and loud mouthing is likely a load of blarney and he knows it better than anyone. Oh sure, he could take himself more seriously and embrace humility, but then he wouldn’t be Tyson Fury.
Maybe it’s the inherent Irish in him, but he possesses a wit. The thing is, he’s putting everybody on half the time, and it’s all a joke with him. Fury, and for that matter Deontay Wilder, is a showman. They are rarely at a loss for words or afraid to throw bold craziness out there. Heavyweight boxing hasn’t had this type in a long time. David Haye came close but he was too self-absorbed. In short, boxing needs guys like Fury and Wilder.
Now that Fury has soundly beaten Christian Hammer, it’s up to Klitschko to beat Jennings. Then we could see these two meet in late 2015 and that one could equal Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson. Fury will get in Wlad’s face much like Mike did with Lewis and will focus on calling Klitschko an old man and ‘chinny.”. It would be the Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston hyperbole all over again. Still, my thinking is that Fury will take another tune-up fight while he waits for Wladimir who, of course, will call the shots on the where and when of any proposed fight because that’s what long-standing champions do.