Is Fury The Greatest or The Latest?

By Robert Ecksel on August 11, 2018
Is Fury The Greatest or The Latest?
“People may say I’m arrogant but I am because I’m the best. And the best don’t mess.”

Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Fury made the absurd claim that he’s the greatest heavyweight of all time…

In advance of his August 16 showdown at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, against former two-time world title challenger Francesco Pianeta, former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has returned to form. He lost a lot of weight. His tongue is wagging. And whatever he befell him after beating Klitschko to win the titles is behind him now, along with the cocaine, the clinical depression, and the knowledge of having caved under pressure.

But now that he’s close to embarking on his second comeback fight after his two and half year hiatus, Fury is feeling his oats and has resumed choosing his words without care.

Speaking with The Telegraph, Fury made the absurd claim that he’s the greatest heavyweight of all time. For those who know no better, nodding sagely (or sleepily) can be forgiven. Less forgivable is Fury’s contempt for the truth.

Fury used The Telegraph to rag on the current titleholders in the heavyweight division.

According to Fury, Joshua has “made a laughing stock of British boxing.” He also called Joshua an “idiot” for avoiding a unification bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, failing to take into consideration the very real possibility that Wilder, even with his limitations, has it in his power to expose Joshua in ways that he has not been exposed before.

“If he’s a fighting man,” said Fury with typical bravado, “he should have taken the fight.

“He didn’t so I have to step in.”

Reductio ad absurdum is the argument of last resort. Plenty of people like Fury’s shtick, but not everyone is buying what he is selling.

“If I can’t beat Wilder and Joshua on the same night, I’m a bum too.”

I’m not big on name-calling. I’ll leave that to Tyson Fury.

“I’ll beat them both twice, just to show them how shit they really are. I will beat them senseless.”

It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from threatening to beat Wilder and Joshua twice in the same night to wrestling an octopus in a sideshow.

“People may listen to this and think this man’s a lunatic,” continued Fury, “he’s been out for a year. But I am the greatest boxer that has ever lived in the heavyweight division.”

There have been plenty of heavyweight champions in the past 100 years who would given Fury a run for his money. His claim, while suitably grandiose, cannot be supported by the facts.

“People may say I’m arrogant but I am because I’m the best,” Fury added. “And the best don’t mess.”

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  1. Thrashem 04:30pm, 08/16/2018

    Can I get some of the drugs you guys are on. There was no fight against Klitch. If it was Olympic boxing, Fury would have been sent home for lack of engagment.
    Kid, you are right about the promotional hype.
    You other two girls can’t wait for your man to comes home. Get the crack pipe out and he’ll be there, flat on his back from getting smacked. He has more lip than a cows got C&$T. Enjoy his last waltz, girls!

  2. snowflake 07:06am, 08/16/2018

    “...failing to take into consideration the very real possibility that Wilder, even with his limitations, has it in his power to expose Joshua in ways that he has not been exposed before.”

    Umm WHAT? Were you awake when you wrote this? This is exactly what he’s taking into account and mocking Joshua for- protecting himself from being exposed by Wilder. Fury’s shittalking in general is a bit cringey but a duck is a duck and he’s hilariously right about that

  3. Koolz 04:17pm, 08/12/2018

    Fury Road!!
    Gypsy King has Come Home!
    Rules The Ring Rules the Road!
    Fury Fury Fury!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    FURY ROAD!

  4. Chico Salmon 06:26am, 08/12/2018

    FURY ROAD!!

  5. thrashem 06:13am, 08/12/2018

    And Trump is the greatest President of all time. That was easy to say.
    Talk is cheap. Fury is a joke and should go into comedy.
    If this is all there is out there, boxing is doomed.

  6. Kid Blast 07:29pm, 08/11/2018

    Good God, it’s just hype. Even Wilder’s latest garbage is hype. Hype = viewers -money. Simple formula. Ali kind of started it.

    On a more serious note, if Fury comes in near the shape and form he was in when he beat Klit, he will beat Wilder and then Joshua. He’s someone that they cannot look down to. He’s 6’9”.

    Conversely, if he comes in like he did in his last fight, he will be dispatched.

    The “if” in this one is crystal clear. No one beat the Fury who beat Wladimir.

    IMO

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