Costello, Bunce & Warrington review 2020
21/12/2020 | sport | boxing | 150
The BBC Radio 5 Live boxing team discuss the fighters and fights which stood out over the past 12 months.
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cjb
21/12/2020 13:17:31 13 2
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Provided he can retain the hunger and desire - josh taylor has it all to rise through the weights and prove himself greatest British boxer of the era.

It’s down to him.
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21/12/2020 16:47:45 5 0
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Agreed - I'd like Josh to subscribe to a year round VADA contract like Joshua, Whyte & Katie Taylor.

This includes pre-fight training camp random VADA testing for Josh and his opponent before any future fight.

This isn't guaranteed to protect Josh from the many US dopers but it's the best that can currently be done.
Josh should ask Top Rank to pay the $50,000 annual fee - Arum can afford it.
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21/12/2020 20:58:59 3 1
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I think pound for pound Taylor is the best British fighter right now
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21/12/2020 15:15:07 17 4
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Some bright spots in a pretty poor year because of the pandemic.

Best KO is probably Tank Davis turning Leo Santa Cruz’s lights out - with an honourable mention for Joshua’s final KO punch against Pulev.

Looking forward to better things to come for boxing, indeed everything & everyone, in 2021 ??.
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21/12/2020 16:18:52 10 0
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Damn I forgot Povetkin's KO of Whyte - definitely up there with Tank's KO of LSC.
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21/12/2020 15:31:08 1 0
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some great moments from this year after a a bad year for all of us.
tyson fury had a fantastic fight and made wilder look a poor fighter and joshua clearly put pulev away with very little trouble so the cant wait for the fight to happen.
great wins for katie taylor a real tough fighter and always looks in great condition.lets hope for fans to back back next year to live fights.
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21/12/2020 16:21:47 1 12
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Letting Joshua regularly and repeatedly bounce bursts of four or five uppercut after uppercut off his chin, proved that Pulev was no-longer even a top-20 opponent. Wilder was, and remains one.
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21/12/2020 15:32:30 4 26
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What does fighter of the year even mean? Different fight types (Judo, MMA, Boxing etc.) within same type, different weight classes. No to mention the male and female categories. So calling one fighter "Fighter of the Year" takes away from the performance and achievements of others in different categories. So in my opinion this title is useless and meaningless to say the least.
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21/12/2020 15:55:42 36 2
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Obviously they mean boxing as you found this article in the boxing section.
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21/12/2020 15:32:30 4 26
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What does fighter of the year even mean? Different fight types (Judo, MMA, Boxing etc.) within same type, different weight classes. No to mention the male and female categories. So calling one fighter "Fighter of the Year" takes away from the performance and achievements of others in different categories. So in my opinion this title is useless and meaningless to say the least.
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21/12/2020 15:55:42 36 2
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Obviously they mean boxing as you found this article in the boxing section.
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KR
21/12/2020 16:06:24 3 2
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Well said.
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21/12/2020 20:50:57 0 2
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You could have phrased this more tactfully.
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21/12/2020 23:37:46 1 1
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So why not "Boxer of the year"? Which will still mean nothing because of the different weight classes for males and females.
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21/12/2020 15:55:42 36 2
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Obviously they mean boxing as you found this article in the boxing section.
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KR
21/12/2020 16:06:24 3 2
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Well said.
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KR
21/12/2020 16:09:56 8 2
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I watch most televised world championship fights at all weights and I cannot disagree with the selections given. Costello & Bunce certainly know their stuff. It's a shame Covid has got in the way of everything but pro boxing has carried on regardless and all the credit to those who have made it happen.
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21/12/2020 15:15:07 17 4
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Some bright spots in a pretty poor year because of the pandemic.

Best KO is probably Tank Davis turning Leo Santa Cruz’s lights out - with an honourable mention for Joshua’s final KO punch against Pulev.

Looking forward to better things to come for boxing, indeed everything & everyone, in 2021 ??.
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21/12/2020 16:18:52 10 0
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Damn I forgot Povetkin's KO of Whyte - definitely up there with Tank's KO of LSC.
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21/12/2020 15:31:08 1 0
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some great moments from this year after a a bad year for all of us.
tyson fury had a fantastic fight and made wilder look a poor fighter and joshua clearly put pulev away with very little trouble so the cant wait for the fight to happen.
great wins for katie taylor a real tough fighter and always looks in great condition.lets hope for fans to back back next year to live fights.
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21/12/2020 16:21:47 1 12
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Letting Joshua regularly and repeatedly bounce bursts of four or five uppercut after uppercut off his chin, proved that Pulev was no-longer even a top-20 opponent. Wilder was, and remains one.
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21/12/2020 18:09:37 5 0
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Wilder has stilts for legs. Fair play to Fury for standing up to some of his punches and exposing Wilder for the windmilling amateur he is, but let's not pretend Wilder is a top heavyweight. He's just top-heavy!
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22/12/2020 17:41:52 0 0
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A tough man but over the hill , pulevs last chance of a decent pay day and with a 100 to 1 chance of a upset . AJ fans happy , although i dont think he learnt a thing from the fight
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cjb
21/12/2020 13:17:31 13 2
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Provided he can retain the hunger and desire - josh taylor has it all to rise through the weights and prove himself greatest British boxer of the era.

It’s down to him.
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21/12/2020 16:47:45 5 0
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Agreed - I'd like Josh to subscribe to a year round VADA contract like Joshua, Whyte & Katie Taylor.

This includes pre-fight training camp random VADA testing for Josh and his opponent before any future fight.

This isn't guaranteed to protect Josh from the many US dopers but it's the best that can currently be done.
Josh should ask Top Rank to pay the $50,000 annual fee - Arum can afford it.
call me old fashioned but women's boxing is undignified. Removed
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21/12/2020 18:11:48 8 1
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To be fair they are actually quite good and deserve their credit and status in the sport, unlike say womens football where they get front page status despite the fact that goalkeepers still can't catch.

Also there aren't many dignified men's fighters either. Mayweather was the closest i'd say and he's done time and smacked his wife up. May I suggest snooker as an alternative?
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21/12/2020 18:38:04 0 0
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old fashioned.
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21/12/2020 19:00:38 1 0
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In the old days hair pulling was allowed.
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21/12/2020 17:58:27 6 20
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What's most pleasing about SPOTY this year is hearing that Fury didn't even make top three.

Not quite the peoples' champion after all..... lol
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21/12/2020 18:10:42 4 2
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Careful this is a HYS about boxing last year, you should save such comments for those SPOTY HYSs .....

Still waiting Beeb.
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21/12/2020 18:13:15 9 1
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In fairness I suspect Fury's fanbase probably did exactly as he asked and didn't bother with it.

Terrible year for sport though, as shown by the candidates (for all I think Stuart Broad is great!).
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22/12/2020 02:03:56 0 0
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He only claimed he wanted his name removed because he knew the beeb would never comply. He was then banking on his fans backing him so that he could say that he won even though he never wanted to. Didn't quite work out for him that way though.
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21/12/2020 16:21:47 1 12
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Letting Joshua regularly and repeatedly bounce bursts of four or five uppercut after uppercut off his chin, proved that Pulev was no-longer even a top-20 opponent. Wilder was, and remains one.
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21/12/2020 18:09:37 5 0
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Wilder has stilts for legs. Fair play to Fury for standing up to some of his punches and exposing Wilder for the windmilling amateur he is, but let's not pretend Wilder is a top heavyweight. He's just top-heavy!
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22/12/2020 01:59:56 0 0
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Wilder is and always was a fraud. Up until Fury, he had fought nobody and being so tall yet only 15 stone you have to say that it was only a matter of time before he was going to get exposed as the weak boxer he clearly is.
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21/12/2020 17:58:27 6 20
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What's most pleasing about SPOTY this year is hearing that Fury didn't even make top three.

Not quite the peoples' champion after all..... lol
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21/12/2020 18:10:42 4 2
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Careful this is a HYS about boxing last year, you should save such comments for those SPOTY HYSs .....

Still waiting Beeb.
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21/12/2020 19:09:12 7 3
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They won't have one because they don't want to see the negative comments about the winner!
call me old fashioned but women's boxing is undignified. Removed
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21/12/2020 18:11:48 8 1
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To be fair they are actually quite good and deserve their credit and status in the sport, unlike say womens football where they get front page status despite the fact that goalkeepers still can't catch.

Also there aren't many dignified men's fighters either. Mayweather was the closest i'd say and he's done time and smacked his wife up. May I suggest snooker as an alternative?
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21/12/2020 18:42:11 3 0
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A league two side would easily beat any womens team in the world. That is why i cannot take womens football seriously.

At least the womens boxers can punch.
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21/12/2020 18:13:06 3 0
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Not a bad year considering.

I agree with Ozzy - for me it’s Tank’s beautiful uppercut against Santa Cruz for Knockout of the year. He’d tried it a few times before that perfect slip of the straight right and landing on the button. I thought LSC was winning the fight up to that point as well.

Povetkins was superb but I’ll take Tank’s for the occasion and opposition.

Whack.
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21/12/2020 17:58:27 6 20
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What's most pleasing about SPOTY this year is hearing that Fury didn't even make top three.

Not quite the peoples' champion after all..... lol
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21/12/2020 18:13:15 9 1
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In fairness I suspect Fury's fanbase probably did exactly as he asked and didn't bother with it.

Terrible year for sport though, as shown by the candidates (for all I think Stuart Broad is great!).
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21/12/2020 18:18:12 2 0
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Depends on what sport you follow, the young brits have been amazing in the world of cycling.
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21/12/2020 18:13:15 9 1
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In fairness I suspect Fury's fanbase probably did exactly as he asked and didn't bother with it.

Terrible year for sport though, as shown by the candidates (for all I think Stuart Broad is great!).
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21/12/2020 18:18:12 2 0
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Depends on what sport you follow, the young brits have been amazing in the world of cycling.
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SLR
21/12/2020 18:36:06 0 14
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When shall be see these columns having the opportunity to discuss great fights involving a transwoman boxer? Surely, it is about time to change the rules? Thoughts?
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21/12/2020 19:24:13 6 0
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If that ever happens then it would be a disgrace.
call me old fashioned but women's boxing is undignified. Removed
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21/12/2020 18:38:04 0 0
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old fashioned.
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21/12/2020 18:11:48 8 1
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To be fair they are actually quite good and deserve their credit and status in the sport, unlike say womens football where they get front page status despite the fact that goalkeepers still can't catch.

Also there aren't many dignified men's fighters either. Mayweather was the closest i'd say and he's done time and smacked his wife up. May I suggest snooker as an alternative?
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21/12/2020 18:42:11 3 0
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A league two side would easily beat any womens team in the world. That is why i cannot take womens football seriously.

At least the womens boxers can punch.
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21/12/2020 18:58:00 23 15
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And Fury is also most peoples sports personality of the year.
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21/12/2020 19:05:48 10 9
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Yeah they voted for him well last night
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22/12/2020 01:52:10 1 1
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Except he lost in a landslide and didn't even make the top 3. AJ is 10x as popular as Fury, as you can tell from their PPV figures where AJ destroys Fury's numbers.
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22/12/2020 02:06:17 2 1
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Fury's 'personality' is calculated and fake. When he starts spouting off it looks embarrassingly unnatural. Sorry Tyson but I'm not convinced.
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22/12/2020 08:54:22 0 1
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Most people? Is this alternative facts day
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22/12/2020 12:02:06 0 1
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Yet he came last
call me old fashioned but women's boxing is undignified. Removed
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21/12/2020 19:00:38 1 0
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In the old days hair pulling was allowed.
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21/12/2020 18:58:00 23 15
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And Fury is also most peoples sports personality of the year.
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21/12/2020 19:05:48 10 9
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Yeah they voted for him well last night
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21/12/2020 21:29:47 6 7
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It was decided months ago to give it to Hamilton, do keep up.
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21/12/2020 18:10:42 4 2
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Careful this is a HYS about boxing last year, you should save such comments for those SPOTY HYSs .....

Still waiting Beeb.
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21/12/2020 19:09:12 7 3
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They won't have one because they don't want to see the negative comments about the winner!
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21/12/2020 19:17:07 23 13
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Can't wait for Fury to knock Joshua out.
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21/12/2020 20:11:48 9 8
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Or just slap him in his road man head for 12 rounds - a bigger Calzaghe v Lacy
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SLR
21/12/2020 18:36:06 0 14
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When shall be see these columns having the opportunity to discuss great fights involving a transwoman boxer? Surely, it is about time to change the rules? Thoughts?
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21/12/2020 19:24:13 6 0
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If that ever happens then it would be a disgrace.
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21/12/2020 19:40:34 5 2
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AJ V Tyson has to happen in 2021 or boxing loses all credibility.
The heavyweight decision needs am undisputed champion now.
Let's have it.
We are sick of the games and politics and money grabbing.
Give us what we want Eddie. It's time
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21/12/2020 20:11:09 5 8
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Eddie has put it off for as long as possibly, he doesn’t want to stop charging £24.95 for fighting bin men and McDonalds addicts but he’s in a corner now. His boy going to get smeshed and if you disagree, as Mr Money Mayweather says, you don’t know sh*t about boxing!
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22/12/2020 00:50:06 1 0
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Boxing lost all credibility in 1983, when a two-bit hustler lost the election for WBA president and went off in a huff to form his own governing body (now called the IBF), just so he could continue to receive back handers.
The subsequent farce in 1988, that saw the formation of the WBO, just emphasized the loss of credibility even further.
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AI
21/12/2020 19:45:00 10 23
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Fury will be obliterated by Joshua no doubt. He was put down by Cunningham and smashed around by unknowns. Yep he beat Wilder but Joshua isn't Wilder. Joshua can fight, he can box and has never been knocked out (he was counted out on his feet).
Joshua will KO Fury 9th round or before....and no amount of wild boar will save Fury
Deluded, the knacker will take him out - sparko for Tony! Lights out kunti! Removed
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21/12/2020 20:07:56 9 6
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No I agree, Joshua isn’t wilder. Doesn’t have that killer right hand. Nearly all Joshua’s knockouts are an accumulation of strikes rather than pure dynamite.

He gets hit far too much and you’d have to pick Wilder to KO him, many lesser punchers have had him chicken dancing.

Fury v AJ will be a good fight but Fury will win.
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21/12/2020 20:36:38 3 1
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ha ha ha ha ha ha love your confidence Anthony
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AI
21/12/2020 19:45:00 10 23
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Fury will be obliterated by Joshua no doubt. He was put down by Cunningham and smashed around by unknowns. Yep he beat Wilder but Joshua isn't Wilder. Joshua can fight, he can box and has never been knocked out (he was counted out on his feet).
Joshua will KO Fury 9th round or before....and no amount of wild boar will save Fury
Deluded, the knacker will take him out - sparko for Tony! Lights out kunti! Removed
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AI
21/12/2020 19:45:00 10 23
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Fury will be obliterated by Joshua no doubt. He was put down by Cunningham and smashed around by unknowns. Yep he beat Wilder but Joshua isn't Wilder. Joshua can fight, he can box and has never been knocked out (he was counted out on his feet).
Joshua will KO Fury 9th round or before....and no amount of wild boar will save Fury
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21/12/2020 20:07:56 9 6
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No I agree, Joshua isn’t wilder. Doesn’t have that killer right hand. Nearly all Joshua’s knockouts are an accumulation of strikes rather than pure dynamite.

He gets hit far too much and you’d have to pick Wilder to KO him, many lesser punchers have had him chicken dancing.

Fury v AJ will be a good fight but Fury will win.
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21/12/2020 19:40:34 5 2
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AJ V Tyson has to happen in 2021 or boxing loses all credibility.
The heavyweight decision needs am undisputed champion now.
Let's have it.
We are sick of the games and politics and money grabbing.
Give us what we want Eddie. It's time
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21/12/2020 20:11:09 5 8
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Eddie has put it off for as long as possibly, he doesn’t want to stop charging £24.95 for fighting bin men and McDonalds addicts but he’s in a corner now. His boy going to get smeshed and if you disagree, as Mr Money Mayweather says, you don’t know sh*t about boxing!
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21/12/2020 19:17:07 23 13
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Can't wait for Fury to knock Joshua out.
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21/12/2020 20:11:48 9 8
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Or just slap him in his road man head for 12 rounds - a bigger Calzaghe v Lacy
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21/12/2020 22:16:53 1 2
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This comment is bang on for so many reasons
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21/12/2020 20:25:51 11 6
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For me a fighter beats a boxer as surely as night follows day. Joshua is a modern day Bruno, no movement lumbering and predictable. On the other hand Fury is not elegant but a fighter with natural instincts and will be too big for Joshua to handle. For me, if it happens it's all over for Joshua inside 7 rounds.
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21/12/2020 20:32:33 8 3
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I agree and feel AJ is too slow to hit fury. Feel fury moves too well for AJ who has only boxed smaller, older or fatter guys. However in the HW division with a guy who can hit like AJ never say never. I don’t mind either guy so interested to see and hope it happens (on UK soil hopefully). Do edge to Fury though and believe he will be too good
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22/12/2020 12:47:35 0 0
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nope, sorry AJ is far more mobile and skilled than frank ever was. Not sure what fights you have been watching.
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21/12/2020 20:25:51 11 6
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For me a fighter beats a boxer as surely as night follows day. Joshua is a modern day Bruno, no movement lumbering and predictable. On the other hand Fury is not elegant but a fighter with natural instincts and will be too big for Joshua to handle. For me, if it happens it's all over for Joshua inside 7 rounds.
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21/12/2020 20:32:33 8 3
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I agree and feel AJ is too slow to hit fury. Feel fury moves too well for AJ who has only boxed smaller, older or fatter guys. However in the HW division with a guy who can hit like AJ never say never. I don’t mind either guy so interested to see and hope it happens (on UK soil hopefully). Do edge to Fury though and believe he will be too good
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AI
21/12/2020 19:45:00 10 23
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Fury will be obliterated by Joshua no doubt. He was put down by Cunningham and smashed around by unknowns. Yep he beat Wilder but Joshua isn't Wilder. Joshua can fight, he can box and has never been knocked out (he was counted out on his feet).
Joshua will KO Fury 9th round or before....and no amount of wild boar will save Fury
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21/12/2020 20:36:38 3 1
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ha ha ha ha ha ha love your confidence Anthony
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21/12/2020 20:42:35 9 7
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I’m in general disagreement with all the relative love for Fury over Joshua. Fury ran and grabbed vs Klitschko, a very inexperienced Joshua got put down but then knocked him out. I think beyond the one punch power Wilder is useless. So who has Fury got on his resume? Joshua with much less experience has a superior resume and I believe he will knock Fury out who has been put down by softer punchers
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21/12/2020 20:50:25 12 1
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Not bad points but I would say WK was gone and had had a long time out by the time AJ got him. He did also lose to Ruiz who took the fight at short notice. Pulev, Povetkin, takkam all old. Parker decent win but lost again since and no great shakes. Wilder was a formidable champ in his prime and WK on a long winning run when fury beat them. That said I do like AJ as well. Both deserve respect
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21/12/2020 20:49:24 13 11
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Joshua’s suspect chin is also debatable. He took a lot of Povetkins shots. Also took plenty from Klitschko. Just so happens he got a surprise shot to the top of his head and ear and that scrambled his senses against Ruiz. That can happen and doesn’t make him chinny. Chinny is being decked by Steve Cunningham and almost being put to sleep by Wilder and being given longer than 10 to recover.
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21/12/2020 20:53:20 9 14
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If a slap upside his head caused him problems against Ruiz then it's lights out and goodnight against Fury which will come as no surprise to anyone.
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21/12/2020 21:25:36 5 1
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Longer than ten seconds maybe but it is not a ten second count, never has been. It is to the referees count of Ten.
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21/12/2020 20:42:35 9 7
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I’m in general disagreement with all the relative love for Fury over Joshua. Fury ran and grabbed vs Klitschko, a very inexperienced Joshua got put down but then knocked him out. I think beyond the one punch power Wilder is useless. So who has Fury got on his resume? Joshua with much less experience has a superior resume and I believe he will knock Fury out who has been put down by softer punchers
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21/12/2020 20:50:25 12 1
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Not bad points but I would say WK was gone and had had a long time out by the time AJ got him. He did also lose to Ruiz who took the fight at short notice. Pulev, Povetkin, takkam all old. Parker decent win but lost again since and no great shakes. Wilder was a formidable champ in his prime and WK on a long winning run when fury beat them. That said I do like AJ as well. Both deserve respect
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21/12/2020 20:56:56 2 4
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Good post. Apart the so called Boogy-Man Ortiz who is around 50 Wilder has beaten nobody good in my view. A completely padded record. Fury also had a big struggle against Wallin.
Credit to Fury for running, jabbing and grabbing Klitchko to a points win and the Wilder fight but that’s his resume there. Everyone else on Fury record is a nobody or bang average.
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21/12/2020 20:58:19 3 3
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I think the Ruiz thing was just one of those things. He got caught blind with a shot he wasn’t expecting to the wrong part of his head and his senses were scrambled. We’ve seen this before with shots to the top of the head doing this to boxers.
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21/12/2020 15:55:42 36 2
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Obviously they mean boxing as you found this article in the boxing section.
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21/12/2020 20:50:57 0 2
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You could have phrased this more tactfully.
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21/12/2020 20:49:24 13 11
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Joshua’s suspect chin is also debatable. He took a lot of Povetkins shots. Also took plenty from Klitschko. Just so happens he got a surprise shot to the top of his head and ear and that scrambled his senses against Ruiz. That can happen and doesn’t make him chinny. Chinny is being decked by Steve Cunningham and almost being put to sleep by Wilder and being given longer than 10 to recover.
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21/12/2020 20:53:20 9 14
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If a slap upside his head caused him problems against Ruiz then it's lights out and goodnight against Fury which will come as no surprise to anyone.
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21/12/2020 21:03:12 3 1
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All of a sudden Fury is a power puncher because he knocked down chicken legs Wilder and through an accumulation (not a single shot) of punishment his corner threw in the towel. Fury has never been a KO artist
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21/12/2020 21:43:54 3 1
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A “slap upside your head” by an 18 stone heavyweight would kill a mere mortal
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21/12/2020 20:50:25 12 1
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Not bad points but I would say WK was gone and had had a long time out by the time AJ got him. He did also lose to Ruiz who took the fight at short notice. Pulev, Povetkin, takkam all old. Parker decent win but lost again since and no great shakes. Wilder was a formidable champ in his prime and WK on a long winning run when fury beat them. That said I do like AJ as well. Both deserve respect
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21/12/2020 20:56:56 2 4
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Good post. Apart the so called Boogy-Man Ortiz who is around 50 Wilder has beaten nobody good in my view. A completely padded record. Fury also had a big struggle against Wallin.
Credit to Fury for running, jabbing and grabbing Klitchko to a points win and the Wilder fight but that’s his resume there. Everyone else on Fury record is a nobody or bang average.
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21/12/2020 20:50:25 12 1
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Not bad points but I would say WK was gone and had had a long time out by the time AJ got him. He did also lose to Ruiz who took the fight at short notice. Pulev, Povetkin, takkam all old. Parker decent win but lost again since and no great shakes. Wilder was a formidable champ in his prime and WK on a long winning run when fury beat them. That said I do like AJ as well. Both deserve respect
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21/12/2020 20:58:19 3 3
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I think the Ruiz thing was just one of those things. He got caught blind with a shot he wasn’t expecting to the wrong part of his head and his senses were scrambled. We’ve seen this before with shots to the top of the head doing this to boxers.
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21/12/2020 21:07:08 3 1
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Yeah that’s fair and these things can happen in the HW game. I actually agree fury has been very average at time, lucky even. I remember him getting a very suspect decision against steve Cunningham in his early days. I think he’s a different fighter now to then though and think he has too much movement for AJ. As mentioned I like both and just hope it happens!
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21/12/2020 21:08:24 3 1
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The Steve Cunningham fight actually changed the way the BBBC ran fights and moved to judges rather than the refs decision if I remember rightly.
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22/12/2020 01:03:06 1 0
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Well it,s to be hoped he hides that part of his head from now on then.
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cjb
21/12/2020 13:17:31 13 2
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Provided he can retain the hunger and desire - josh taylor has it all to rise through the weights and prove himself greatest British boxer of the era.

It’s down to him.
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21/12/2020 20:58:59 3 1
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I think pound for pound Taylor is the best British fighter right now
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21/12/2020 20:53:20 9 14
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If a slap upside his head caused him problems against Ruiz then it's lights out and goodnight against Fury which will come as no surprise to anyone.
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21/12/2020 21:03:12 3 1
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All of a sudden Fury is a power puncher because he knocked down chicken legs Wilder and through an accumulation (not a single shot) of punishment his corner threw in the towel. Fury has never been a KO artist
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21/12/2020 20:58:19 3 3
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I think the Ruiz thing was just one of those things. He got caught blind with a shot he wasn’t expecting to the wrong part of his head and his senses were scrambled. We’ve seen this before with shots to the top of the head doing this to boxers.
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21/12/2020 21:07:08 3 1
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Yeah that’s fair and these things can happen in the HW game. I actually agree fury has been very average at time, lucky even. I remember him getting a very suspect decision against steve Cunningham in his early days. I think he’s a different fighter now to then though and think he has too much movement for AJ. As mentioned I like both and just hope it happens!
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Glad to see a rational poster accepting and open to both sides of a debate
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I think the Ruiz thing was just one of those things. He got caught blind with a shot he wasn’t expecting to the wrong part of his head and his senses were scrambled. We’ve seen this before with shots to the top of the head doing this to boxers.
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The Steve Cunningham fight actually changed the way the BBBC ran fights and moved to judges rather than the refs decision if I remember rightly.
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Fury KO'd Steve Cunningham in the 7th - very similar to the job he did on Wilder in fact.

So you need to check your facts and recollections

I think you are thinking of another fight very early in his career vs McDermott.
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Wasn't it the McDermott fight, where Fury was comprehensively outboxed? I remember the BBBoC having to change the scoring framework because of that daylight robbery against McDermott.
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Not so sure that the confidence of those predicting Fury giving Joshua some schooling, is so well placed. AJ is a better fighter than many of you seem to think and I suspect that the bout will be a very tight affair.
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I agree, AJ is a much better fighter then what people this. He has very good boxing skills and power.
But Fury will beat him because of his Elite boxing skills and unpredictablility
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Joshua’s suspect chin is also debatable. He took a lot of Povetkins shots. Also took plenty from Klitschko. Just so happens he got a surprise shot to the top of his head and ear and that scrambled his senses against Ruiz. That can happen and doesn’t make him chinny. Chinny is being decked by Steve Cunningham and almost being put to sleep by Wilder and being given longer than 10 to recover.
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Longer than ten seconds maybe but it is not a ten second count, never has been. It is to the referees count of Ten.
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Yeah they voted for him well last night
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It was decided months ago to give it to Hamilton, do keep up.
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Of course it was, how is EDL performing these days?
Sadly AJ has turned out to be a racist bigot, telling black people in America not to buy goods from shops run by white people!

I hope Fury knocks him out after giving him a good schooling!

(From a mixed race boxing fan)
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Sadly a misrepresentation of what he actually said
Sadly AJ has turned out to be a racist bigot, telling black people in America not to buy goods from shops run by white people!

I hope Fury knocks him out after giving him a good schooling!

(From a mixed race boxing fan)
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Sadly a misrepresentation of what he actually said
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This is a boxing forum not a race relations or pro BLM or anti-BLM forum. I can’t help but think a lot of the anti Joshua bias is down to the colour of his skin. There I said it but it’s what I believe to be true and it’s dressed up as other stuff. Let’s not forget Fury’s well publicised biases and hate filled comments and history with drugs. Removed
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Floyd Mayweather, stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Calzaghe stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Andre Ward stayed at the top. Why?because of his boxing skills.

Power punchers always lose against elite boxers!!

Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.
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I take your point & agree mainly although there are certain criticisms too. I did think Ward was really quite special & still not fully recognised.
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> Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.

AJ is a highly technical Olympic super-heavyweight champion. In the last five years he's mowed through the top 10 heavyweights, beating power punches (Povetkin, Pulev, Whyte), highly skilled opponents (Parker, Ruiz), supposed bogeyman (Martin, Breazeale) and a great all-rounder in Wlad.

In the same five years, Fury did almost nothing.
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Yeah that’s fair and these things can happen in the HW game. I actually agree fury has been very average at time, lucky even. I remember him getting a very suspect decision against steve Cunningham in his early days. I think he’s a different fighter now to then though and think he has too much movement for AJ. As mentioned I like both and just hope it happens!
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Glad to see a rational poster accepting and open to both sides of a debate
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If a slap upside his head caused him problems against Ruiz then it's lights out and goodnight against Fury which will come as no surprise to anyone.
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A “slap upside your head” by an 18 stone heavyweight would kill a mere mortal
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Yeah but a fully fledged HW boxer is not a 'mere mortal'. Sure Fury knocked out Wilder but he is a natural 15 stone fighter and we saw what effect it had on him trying to blow his weight up in the 2nd Fury fight. Tyson Fury has never knocked out a proper heavyweight and I'd even bet that a fat Ruiz is a far stronger puncher.
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Not so sure that the confidence of those predicting Fury giving Joshua some schooling, is so well placed. AJ is a better fighter than many of you seem to think and I suspect that the bout will be a very tight affair.
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I agree, AJ is a much better fighter then what people this. He has very good boxing skills and power.
But Fury will beat him because of his Elite boxing skills and unpredictablility
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Fury's 'elite boxing skills' appear to be very unnatural to him. Despite being the media darling I think he's going to come a cropper against A.J.
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Or just slap him in his road man head for 12 rounds - a bigger Calzaghe v Lacy
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This comment is bang on for so many reasons
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Fury can get under AJ's skin before and during the fight. Part of his tactics. My money is on the Gipsy King.
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AJ can get under Fury's skin by talking about how drug cheats are ruining the sport. Fury's PR team would like us to forget that he failed three drugs test, once for steroids, and was banned for two years.
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The Steve Cunningham fight actually changed the way the BBBC ran fights and moved to judges rather than the refs decision if I remember rightly.
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21/12/2020 22:56:03 2 1
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Fury KO'd Steve Cunningham in the 7th - very similar to the job he did on Wilder in fact.

So you need to check your facts and recollections

I think you are thinking of another fight very early in his career vs McDermott.
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Yep you’re right it was McDermott I got my fights mixed up. Same point applies but very sorry to have caused you such offense. Hope you’ll recover. If you read some of my comments I am a fury fan and believe he’s come a long way since then. You’re not the IT guy from the office are you? You remind me of the Bruce Lee way of the dragon/ enter the dragon skit.
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Fury v AJ i rate both in the ring. I have a feeling that AJ will win. I am never wrong.
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First time for everything brother
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You must be my wife then
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Fury v AJ i rate both in the ring. I have a feeling that AJ will win. I am never wrong.
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First time for everything brother
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21/12/2020 23:34:38 2 4
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Katie Taylor nowhere on any list, not mentioned once? Come on, not even mentioned.
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Obviously they mean boxing as you found this article in the boxing section.
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21/12/2020 23:37:46 1 1
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So why not "Boxer of the year"? Which will still mean nothing because of the different weight classes for males and females.
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21/12/2020 23:52:18 4 2
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15th April, 1985.. Hagler v Hearns greatest fight in my lifetime so far I've seen, only if Fury and Joshua lives up to the hype, that will be another date in my lifetime
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That,s a fair shout yes..although that whole period was pretty special.
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I could not believe that fight at the time. Was expecting it to be a cagey affair, but they ripped into each other from the first bell. Brilliant!
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We know that Heavies are slower but the first round of your greatest fight (I agree and also watched) had more punches in about the first 30 seconds than the first 2 rounds of the last AJ fight. AJ has a massive issue with stamina and when attacking misses with far too many power shots. You can be sure that has been noted.
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21/12/2020 22:56:03 2 1
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Fury KO'd Steve Cunningham in the 7th - very similar to the job he did on Wilder in fact.

So you need to check your facts and recollections

I think you are thinking of another fight very early in his career vs McDermott.
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Yep you’re right it was McDermott I got my fights mixed up. Same point applies but very sorry to have caused you such offense. Hope you’ll recover. If you read some of my comments I am a fury fan and believe he’s come a long way since then. You’re not the IT guy from the office are you? You remind me of the Bruce Lee way of the dragon/ enter the dragon skit.
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21/12/2020 19:40:34 5 2
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AJ V Tyson has to happen in 2021 or boxing loses all credibility.
The heavyweight decision needs am undisputed champion now.
Let's have it.
We are sick of the games and politics and money grabbing.
Give us what we want Eddie. It's time
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22/12/2020 00:50:06 1 0
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Boxing lost all credibility in 1983, when a two-bit hustler lost the election for WBA president and went off in a huff to form his own governing body (now called the IBF), just so he could continue to receive back handers.
The subsequent farce in 1988, that saw the formation of the WBO, just emphasized the loss of credibility even further.
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15th April, 1985.. Hagler v Hearns greatest fight in my lifetime so far I've seen, only if Fury and Joshua lives up to the hype, that will be another date in my lifetime
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That,s a fair shout yes..although that whole period was pretty special.
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21/12/2020 21:40:37 22 13
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Floyd Mayweather, stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Calzaghe stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Andre Ward stayed at the top. Why?because of his boxing skills.

Power punchers always lose against elite boxers!!

Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.
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22/12/2020 00:57:18 1 1
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I take your point & agree mainly although there are certain criticisms too. I did think Ward was really quite special & still not fully recognised.
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21/12/2020 20:58:19 3 3
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I think the Ruiz thing was just one of those things. He got caught blind with a shot he wasn’t expecting to the wrong part of his head and his senses were scrambled. We’ve seen this before with shots to the top of the head doing this to boxers.
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Well it,s to be hoped he hides that part of his head from now on then.
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21/12/2020 22:37:22 13 4
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Fury can get under AJ's skin before and during the fight. Part of his tactics. My money is on the Gipsy King.
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22/12/2020 01:45:40 8 4
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AJ can get under Fury's skin by talking about how drug cheats are ruining the sport. Fury's PR team would like us to forget that he failed three drugs test, once for steroids, and was banned for two years.
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Fury can get under Joshua's skin by reminding him that he lost comprehensively to a fat teletubby
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Yes he was banned and he was rock bottom and turned his life around. That is why the public have so much respect for him.

The same goes for AJs criminal past with drugs. But he also turned his life around

Lots of people make mistakes but it is how they learn from them that matters.

Some just hide behind keyboards and judge like you
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Floyd Mayweather, stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Calzaghe stayed at the top. Why? because of his boxing skills.

Andre Ward stayed at the top. Why?because of his boxing skills.

Power punchers always lose against elite boxers!!

Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.
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22/12/2020 01:48:20 2 2
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> Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.

AJ is a highly technical Olympic super-heavyweight champion. In the last five years he's mowed through the top 10 heavyweights, beating power punches (Povetkin, Pulev, Whyte), highly skilled opponents (Parker, Ruiz), supposed bogeyman (Martin, Breazeale) and a great all-rounder in Wlad.

In the same five years, Fury did almost nothing.
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...and one is still undefeated.
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Are you seriously suggesting Parker & Ruiz are as highly skilled as Fury...?!?

And u seem to be forgetting...
1. Fury also beat Wlad....but that was when he was in his prime and not at the end of his career.

2. The hardest punching heavyweight at top level is Wylder...and Fury beat him (twice!)

Not sure how you can think AJs achievements at top level are any better than Fury’s...????
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U R Wrong
C Martin,defo not skilful, more like a bum
Pulev, way past his best
Klitscko when AJ fought him was 2 years out of ring & on his way out
Parkar - fringe world level at best.
Ruiz, good boxer, probably fastest combination puncher in HW DIIVdivision, but below world level
Brazeale another bum.
Povetkin, great, but past his best
Whyte, good, but not world level
Dont believe wot Hearn Says!
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21/12/2020 21:08:24 3 1
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The Steve Cunningham fight actually changed the way the BBBC ran fights and moved to judges rather than the refs decision if I remember rightly.
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Wasn't it the McDermott fight, where Fury was comprehensively outboxed? I remember the BBBoC having to change the scoring framework because of that daylight robbery against McDermott.
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Yes it was. I’ve acknowledged in my others comments above I got the fights mixed up and it was indeed against McDermott
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And Fury is also most peoples sports personality of the year.
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22/12/2020 01:52:10 1 1
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Except he lost in a landslide and didn't even make the top 3. AJ is 10x as popular as Fury, as you can tell from their PPV figures where AJ destroys Fury's numbers.
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Wilder has stilts for legs. Fair play to Fury for standing up to some of his punches and exposing Wilder for the windmilling amateur he is, but let's not pretend Wilder is a top heavyweight. He's just top-heavy!
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Wilder is and always was a fraud. Up until Fury, he had fought nobody and being so tall yet only 15 stone you have to say that it was only a matter of time before he was going to get exposed as the weak boxer he clearly is.
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What's most pleasing about SPOTY this year is hearing that Fury didn't even make top three.

Not quite the peoples' champion after all..... lol
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22/12/2020 02:03:56 0 0
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He only claimed he wanted his name removed because he knew the beeb would never comply. He was then banking on his fans backing him so that he could say that he won even though he never wanted to. Didn't quite work out for him that way though.
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And Fury is also most peoples sports personality of the year.
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Fury's 'personality' is calculated and fake. When he starts spouting off it looks embarrassingly unnatural. Sorry Tyson but I'm not convinced.
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A “slap upside your head” by an 18 stone heavyweight would kill a mere mortal
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22/12/2020 02:17:23 1 0
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Yeah but a fully fledged HW boxer is not a 'mere mortal'. Sure Fury knocked out Wilder but he is a natural 15 stone fighter and we saw what effect it had on him trying to blow his weight up in the 2nd Fury fight. Tyson Fury has never knocked out a proper heavyweight and I'd even bet that a fat Ruiz is a far stronger puncher.
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21/12/2020 21:48:29 4 9
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I agree, AJ is a much better fighter then what people this. He has very good boxing skills and power.
But Fury will beat him because of his Elite boxing skills and unpredictablility
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22/12/2020 02:19:21 0 1
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Fury's 'elite boxing skills' appear to be very unnatural to him. Despite being the media darling I think he's going to come a cropper against A.J.
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Wasn't it the McDermott fight, where Fury was comprehensively outboxed? I remember the BBBoC having to change the scoring framework because of that daylight robbery against McDermott.
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Yes it was. I’ve acknowledged in my others comments above I got the fights mixed up and it was indeed against McDermott
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Tyson is a boxing prodigy its in his blood, and with age his style and skills have matured. His ring craft and knowledge of how to switch tactics will be to much for AJ, who is a very good boxer.

But saying all this Tyson will beat him before he gets in the ring, i would say he already has done that. AJ hesitates to even say his name, Tyson has him beat already
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Casuals...
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22/12/2020 10:23:40 1 0
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Have a word! A boxing prodigy? It's only that the division is as poor as it's been for donkeys that we are even talking about him! He looks clumsy and awkward and that is just his own movement! Half the time I am not even sure he knows what he is doing himself, rather than trying to confuse an opponent!
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Tyson Fury is an average boxer and an very average human being... Simple.

The fact he beat a rubbish cruierweight (wilder) in a division that is truely average doesnt change that!

He should never be spoken about in the same breath as the real great British fighters, or great heavyweights.

Hype this AJ / Fury fight, who can blame them, so gullable punters pay £50 for PPV.
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Tyson is a boxing prodigy its in his blood, and with age his style and skills have matured. His ring craft and knowledge of how to switch tactics will be to much for AJ, who is a very good boxer.

But saying all this Tyson will beat him before he gets in the ring, i would say he already has done that. AJ hesitates to even say his name, Tyson has him beat already
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22/12/2020 04:32:38 1 1
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Casuals...
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Casuals meaning what.....
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Tyson fighter of the year? He’s had one fight, a convicted drug cheat, who’s already served a back dated ban, hardly fighter of the year. Yeah he’s got talent, but he’s a cheat!
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If he served his ban what the problem, if he was not taking anything for this fight then he was fit to fight.

I guess guys like you dont even go to the toilet your so clean.
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Casuals...
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Casuals meaning what.....
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22/12/2020 04:36:23 3 8
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Tyson fighter of the year? He’s had one fight, a convicted drug cheat, who’s already served a back dated ban, hardly fighter of the year. Yeah he’s got talent, but he’s a cheat!
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If he served his ban what the problem, if he was not taking anything for this fight then he was fit to fight.

I guess guys like you dont even go to the toilet your so clean.
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22/12/2020 12:24:51 0 0
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Have a word with yourself, Tyson is a cheat. What me been clean got to do with it? I’m not the so called professional boxer!
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22/12/2020 05:44:09 3 1
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How does AJ approach the Fury fight. Is he going for the KO early it would be difficult to do that to the Pheonix. Is he going to outbox Fury. Least likely of all the scenarios. Is he going to bully Fury around the ring. Nope. Is he going to unbalance Fury with the mind games. Now that would be a miracle. So how does AJ win this fight. Simple he wont. Fury will school him and KO in the tenth.
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Fury will school him? Based on what? Beating a hype job in wilder, or beating legends like otto wallin and Tom schwarz?
Fury put in so much work to win drug-taking racist homophobe of the year only to find out it's not a category Removed
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> Fury will beat Joshua because of his elite boxing skills.

AJ is a highly technical Olympic super-heavyweight champion. In the last five years he's mowed through the top 10 heavyweights, beating power punches (Povetkin, Pulev, Whyte), highly skilled opponents (Parker, Ruiz), supposed bogeyman (Martin, Breazeale) and a great all-rounder in Wlad.

In the same five years, Fury did almost nothing.
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...and one is still undefeated.
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It was decided months ago to give it to Hamilton, do keep up.
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Of course it was, how is EDL performing these days?
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Tyson always says he is going to knock someone out in 2-4 rounds only to not even hurt them. That is why we did not believe he would hurt wilder in the way that he did. Now it turns out he can hurt people and with enough work he could do even more damage to AJ. AJ Fury is a great fight AJ's routes to victory is limited but we have all been proved very wrong recently in whos better than who
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How does AJ approach the Fury fight. Is he going for the KO early it would be difficult to do that to the Pheonix. Is he going to outbox Fury. Least likely of all the scenarios. Is he going to bully Fury around the ring. Nope. Is he going to unbalance Fury with the mind games. Now that would be a miracle. So how does AJ win this fight. Simple he wont. Fury will school him and KO in the tenth.
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Fury will school him? Based on what? Beating a hype job in wilder, or beating legends like otto wallin and Tom schwarz?
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And Wladimir Klitschko ...
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Everything is so easy with hindsight. Fury has fought in the champs back garden 3 times and won them all didnt see everyone screaming Fury was a certainty yet now the opponents are over hyped really? Fury will beat AJ muscle bound and so slow to every punch. AJ will gas after 7 and the legs will stiffen the mind will scramble and he will get schooled and Knocked Out.
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Casuals meaning what.....
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Fury will school him? Based on what? Beating a hype job in wilder, or beating legends like otto wallin and Tom schwarz?
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And Wladimir Klitschko ...
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Which AJ also did, knocking him out....
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And Wladimir Klitschko ...
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Which AJ also did, knocking him out....
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Fury will school him? Based on what? Beating a hype job in wilder, or beating legends like otto wallin and Tom schwarz?
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Everything is so easy with hindsight. Fury has fought in the champs back garden 3 times and won them all didnt see everyone screaming Fury was a certainty yet now the opponents are over hyped really? Fury will beat AJ muscle bound and so slow to every punch. AJ will gas after 7 and the legs will stiffen the mind will scramble and he will get schooled and Knocked Out.
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Fury V Joshua (if it's ever happens) is Rocky 9 except this time the underdog (Joshua) doesn't win. The Fury story with the twists and turns it has taken initially made him unpopular compared to the "Golden Boy", Joshua. However, in recent times he has effectively been forgiven and gained a new respect as the self styled "Peoples Champion". Reality will be a fighter beats a Boxer, so Fury wins.
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22/12/2020 08:51:37 0 0
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I am got going to get in to the who wins, my fear with long anticipated match ups is we all lose, it is a cagey affair when we get to the cards, both raise their arms and its not clear either way. Granted that probably sets up another PPV decider, but no-one wins especially not boxing if both teams think they won and its a mess.
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And Fury is also most peoples sports personality of the year.
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Most people? Is this alternative facts day
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First up I have to say I'm a fan of boxing.
However, after all the news about concussion and early onset dementia in rugby and even football surely there can't be a boxer out there - pro or amateur that hasn't be affected.
Is this sustainable?

As for AJ v Fury, please let it be Joshua! He has the ability but after Ruiz lose and last fight against Pulav it's obvious he lacks confidence.