a reply to: TrueBrit
Very nice analysis.
I'm torn because I'm an American, but I'm also Irish. I love both fighters equally, for separate reasons.
I love Wilder's tenacity and ferociousness. He is always exciting.
I love Fury's movement and ability to turn his opponents gameplan upside down.
Both are massive men.
Both have great stories and backgrounds.
In most cases, I'll take the boxer over the puncher, especially if the puncher isn't that sound of a technician.
This is not like Ward v Kovalev or GGG v Canelo. In those cases, the punchers are technically far superior to Wilder.
That being said, Wilder does have some acute skills that he has, and uses to get his right hand to his opponent.
For example, he often uses his jab or hook to almost grab his opponent's glove, and force it down away from his chin to make room for the right. What
he does isn't always pretty, but it is very effective.
Wilder will win this fight and I'll tell you the main reason why.
Fury catches punches. When Fury stops using his legs for defense, he starts using upper body and head movement.
During this time, he will use his gloves to catch and deflect his opponents punches.
It might not be the first time, or the second time, but eventually, he will learn that you simply can't catch Wilders punches. He is way to powerful
and can hurt you through your guard. If your glove is on your head, he is strong enough to hit your glove and do damage to your head.
Tyson's superior defense will actually be his downfall, in my opinion.
Either way, it will be a can't miss fight with a decent undercard. My only disappointment is that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is getting another,
undeserved opportunity to show what a waste of talent he is, and to shame his father's name again.