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Old 11-01-2023, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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It's a joke. A show. A exhibition. I guess people got their money worth. I have zero doubt Fury wins that fight easily if he chooses too, there was no reason or will to fight that hard. He made some lame statement that he was confused, and thus had to fight off his back foot the entire night. They both went southpaw at the same time, sure that was totally unscripted too.

I will credit both guys for going out and putting on a good show. A rematch will attract interest and money, but it's not Usyk or Joshua, or Wilder, or White.

As said, Fury is content to fight a few times a year, or not. As for his build.........think NFL lineman. There is 240 pounds of solid muscle there hidden under a "fat suit" that gives him the mass needed to punch harder but barely slows him. He looks like a Punch-out villain in the ring. Nobody that big should be that quick.
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Old 11-01-2023, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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It's a joke. A show. A exhibition. I guess people got their money worth. I have zero doubt Fury wins that fight easily if he chooses too, there was no reason or will to fight that hard. He made some lame statement that he was confused, and thus had to fight off his back foot the entire night. They both went southpaw at the same time, sure that was totally unscripted too.

I will credit both guys for going out and putting on a good show. A rematch will attract interest and money, but it's not Usyk or Joshua, or Wilder, or White.

As said, Fury is content to fight a few times a year, or not. As for his build.........think NFL lineman. There is 240 pounds of solid muscle there hidden under a "fat suit" that gives him the mass needed to punch harder but barely slows him. He looks like a Punch-out villain in the ring. Nobody that big should be that quick.
I will say this, I just got done watching a documentary on YouTube about Ngannous preparation for the Fury fight training with Mike Tyson. I wish Ngannou was 17 instead of his actual 37 years of age. He has the physical gifts but unlike say Joshua, he also has the heart and desire to be great as can be seen from his mma career. With some expert boxing training I honestly think he would be a problem for all the top heavyweights today including Fury. Alas hes just too old now.
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Old 11-02-2023, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Well I guess I sold Ngannou short. I've only read the accounts of the Ngannou/Fury bout but apparently Ngannou came within a whisker of beating Fury. I have seen a few of Ngannou's UFC fights and even in his UFC work, you wouldn't say that he was the most technical or athletic striker, but, he was clearly the hardest puncher in the UFC's heavyweight division and surprisingly fast for his size as well. That elbow that Fury threw - those aren't legal in boxing rules are they? If not, I wonder why the ref let it go? - it looked pretty mean.
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Old 11-15-2023, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Well the WBC has issued a ranking to Francis Ngannou - he's been ranked 10th by them. Apparently this is quite unusual as he hasn't won a fight yet. Of course if he fights the #1 in his first fight, and comes away with a split decision, I'd say that's pretty unusual as well. One could even argue that he should be ranked higher.

https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/...yson-fury-loss
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