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Anonymous

fury is getting better with each fight he boxed well I dont think he a hugh puncher but for his size fury is light on his feet has a good jab pretty good defense .took great angles .If its his uncle who is training him he is doing a good job with him . and at 24 they seem to be bring him aqlong at the right speed the klitchko cant stay for ever>

Posted December 5, 2012 2:36 pm 


Anonymous

Calzaggi was a alltime great at 46-0 he always won. he had about 22 title fights. Its just when he beat his opponett usally pretty easy the crictics started up by saying we were wrong the guy he beat was either to old eubank 32 , Hopkins even thou Hopkins was rated 1or2 lb for lb at the time of the calzaggi fight and went on to win and hold a title for a few yrs after that fight , Or was to young Lacy 28 and Lacy went into that fight the favorite .. I belive the idea that calzagghi cant fight contributed to lacy carrerr being ruined . that fight should have been stopped 4 rds before the corner should have thrown the towel in. and lacy would have had a much better carrer .only after the fight with calzagghi kesslerr wasnt that good and yrs latter kessler beat Froch..along the way he beat a lot of good guys a tate brewer bika . Calzagghi had good speed could throw a unbelivable number of punches for the whole fight took good angles had a good chin and recouprative powers . he had bad hands and would slap at times mostly latter in his carrerr but like roy jones and lacy said those slaps land a lot hardrer then they look. I see ward is going through the same thing. every time he wins its hes not great its the other guy wasnt that good.

Posted December 5, 2012 2:02 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Calzaghe was an ATG slapper.

Posted December 4, 2012 2:08 pm 


English Lad

Jolly good show by the old chap. Cheerio!

Posted December 4, 2012 2:10 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

All time great are cocined to the likes of Bob Fitzsimmons, Stanley Ketchell, Jimmy Wilde, Jack Dempsay, Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis “Sugar”Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Carlos Monzon, Roberto Duran & Marvin Hagler

Posted December 3, 2012 8:26 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Anon: I wouldn’t discribe Calzaghe as an all time great!

Posted December 3, 2012 4:51 pm 


Anonymous

Quite a few comments here about Fury being a featherfisted boxer. Certainly, he’s not a big puncher, but neiher was Calzaghe, who went on to be an all time great.

Posted December 3, 2012 4:15 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

There’s nothin wrong with payed sparring. It inflates both the bank account & the record! ;-)

Posted December 3, 2012 3:06 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Memo to James Slater: Towers/Browne happens next week, so where’s the preview?

Posted December 3, 2012 1:49 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

SVDC: Price also needs to gain some pro experiance abroad, so why not match him with Thompson on a major undercard in the USA or Pajkic in Canada(Nevin put Fury on his arse so Price could make a statement + defend his Commonwealth title at the same time)? I’ve just heard on another website that Malloney made an offer for Price/Fury, but Hennessy turned it down stating that Fury deserved a larger slice of the pie then Price. I can’t personally see Price/Fury happening until at least 1 World title is on the line.
Coda- Price has to defend his Commonwealth title against the winner of Richard Towers/Lucas Browne in the new year & if Towers is victorious then Price should be in a possition to own the Lonsdale belt out-right.

Posted December 3, 2012 1:31 pm 


Rich

You gotta love some of these comments “Fury is a defensive master”…..Didn’t show much mastery when he punched himself…..I know..I know… “he caught himself on the blind side.”….

Posted December 3, 2012 1:12 pm 


Anonymous

i guess kj forgot his A game at home, but he brought his ZZZ game instead

Posted December 3, 2012 11:15 am 


SVDC

Never was a Fury believer but there clearly seems to be progress. Maybe I have to start changing my mind. Boring or not, this is by far his best win until now. David Price looked so so in stopping Skelton. He lacks experience and urgently needs fights against opponenens he can actually learn something from. I hear Tony Thompson is being thought off. Would be a good opponent in my opinion. Decent fighter, not too dangerous but good enough at the same time

Posted December 3, 2012 10:31 am 


Anonymous

I was completely wrong about this fight. I thought Johnson would slowly take Fury apart. Good for Fury on a big win. It is a pity we never saw Price vs. Fury, but it is an even bigger fight now. Make it happen.

Posted December 3, 2012 9:20 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Tyson Fury won, congratulations! But he did not impresse doing so against Kevin Johnson and I must say that Johnson is really falling down in his career now. Talks a lot but can’t back it up and he was punished for it. Tyson Fury should aim for fighting the Klitschko brothers now and stop run from them.

Posted December 3, 2012 7:27 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Any comments on Chris Eubank Jr’s future. He reckons he wants James DeGale in 5 fights, which I think’s a bit optimistic, seeing as DeGale fights for the WBC silver title next weekend, which could lead to a shot at Andre Ward. Eubank fights again on the same card which is good to see, however he’s still gotta lot to learn. I’d personally like to see him fight for Southern Area & English title’s & then ca$h in with a couple of fights in the USA(His name would sell well out there) The UK’s gotta pretty hot scene @ 168Lb right now with names such as DeGale, George Groves, Brian MaGee & Kenny Anderson. So let’s hope C.E.Jr keeps active & enters the equation, but takes things steady if that makes any sence.

Posted December 3, 2012 6:53 am 


KOrnerman

fell asleep during it, as boring as Klitschko for sure.

Posted December 3, 2012 3:31 am 


soldtnt

listen he beat a fat fighter who had only had 3 weeks notice and still took himthe distance tyson would get koed by price in a few rds ,he looked good aginst a slow plodding fighter.but on the other hand price has got to fight some serious now no more old men so both fighters are guilty of trying to get the easy route to the klits

Posted December 3, 2012 3:27 am 


William Snatchspeare

Fury is a legend in his own mind.

Posted December 3, 2012 3:04 am 


yourDAD

I agree Pricey is not ready for the Klitschkos but I love how some are trying to spin Fury going 12 rounds makes him better than price who hasn’t gone past 6.. Sure better for his long term game game but it doesn’t make him better.

Posted December 3, 2012 1:56 am 


TARK

Johnson thought Fury would be easy to hit and would fold in 6 or 7 rounds.. Fury has picked up his stance, footwork, defense, and all his weapons, particularly his jab—where he has tremendous range, speed, and good accuracy. He throws a lot of hooks, straight rights behind his jab whenever he lands a hard jab, and digs the body with hooks when his opponent hides behind his gloves.. He needs more upper body strength though.

He complained of “heavy legs” against Johnson.. That’s from doing squats with heavy barbelled weights.. Squats are terrible for a boxer and ruined Mike Tyson’s knees. The leg press machine produces better results and won’t break your knees down as readily.. Because instead of the weight being at one point on your shoulders it’s spread across your back. 100 meter wind sprints build up your legs as do standing jumps. Squats suck.

Posted December 2, 2012 11:53 pm 


Filo Bedo

Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson and Paulie Malignaggi would be better commentators for ShowTime than the two of last night for Cotto-Trout (B-Hop & ???), seriously

Posted December 2, 2012 9:34 pm 


lefthook

you dont have too be a big puncher too be heavyweight champ …..this jhonson did not came inside to fight thats why he survived the fight…but every guy who comes in and takes risk agains fury gets knockdown

Posted December 2, 2012 6:37 pm 


Anonymous

Dogmatic your dreaming Fury beats every one he’s the greatest heavyweight since Tyson

Posted December 2, 2012 5:45 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

I never thought Tyson Fury had much of a Boxing brain, or any brain at all until last night, but he’s prooved me wrong. his statagy was nigh on perfect. However what the hell were those shorts about? & who was the ringside clown with the comical red tie?

Posted December 2, 2012 4:52 pm 


nuts

Well then I turn my back on him. Hope he gets KOed by arreola

Posted December 2, 2012 4:31 pm 


BiggestChisoraFan

It´s true – Fury has taken training seriously first time in his career. He keeps on improving. Great fight by him.

Posted December 2, 2012 4:04 pm 


Demon

Future world champion for the Irish

Posted December 2, 2012 2:52 pm 


jab

Fury has turned his back on the english. He says he is irish and not English anymore

Posted December 2, 2012 2:18 pm 


Anonymous

Irish Tyson Fury did damm well…showed improvement with each new fight…and good ringmanship…..

Posted December 2, 2012 2:12 pm 


Herby

People seem to be forgetting that Fury is only 24 years old just a baby in heavyweight terms, Fury boxed well last night and moved around well, He never looked like he came out of 1st gear and got going in the fight, it and shame he held back so much, but can understand why he did. You can see big improvements in him with every fight. They just need to work on his punch power more. Don’t know why people keep going on about the Mcdermott fight comparing it to Price as Fury was only 21 or 22 at the time.

Posted December 2, 2012 1:58 pm 


The Kingslayer

Enough is enough it’s time for Fury vs. Price.

Posted December 2, 2012 1:18 pm 


Box Smart

Fury as skills Price as none Price is stiff and easy to hit Fury is a defensive master

Posted December 2, 2012 12:54 pm 


Ayu

Fat slob Johnson will stink up any fight. He is best remembered as the slease with the big mouth before the fight and then no action in the ring versus Vitali K.

Posted December 2, 2012 12:15 pm 


Rich

Agree with Smitti on this one, main bout was defiantly a snoozer,they might as well have hung a heavy bag in the ring for all the danger Johnson showed…..Eubank jnr showed a touch of class at times,but his showboating and strictly come dancing moves made him look a c***t,but definite promise….By the way Chris,instead of waving him in why don’t you go get him……His Dad always looks like he’s best man at a wedding….

Posted December 2, 2012 12:13 pm 


Paul UK

Again tubby American had 3 weeks notice and preparation, what else was he going to do. Even then Fury wasn’t good enough to get a KO.

Posted December 2, 2012 11:38 am 


Paul UK

He’d call himself a Nazi if it got him more of a following. He’s from Manchester and has ‘traveller’ roots. Whoop de do! If he wants to stop being British fine, all the more reason to support a British guy called David Price

Posted December 2, 2012 11:37 am 


Paul UK

Tyson Fury spent 12 weeks training to get a points decision over a tubby American who had 3 weeks notice and preparation……’nuff said!

Posted December 2, 2012 11:35 am 


Box Smart

People who are slating Fury for this fight need to look back at the fight, it was Johnson who would fight and just survived he was in sparring partner mode, Fury did very well were proud of you big lad now go and get that WBC belt and shut all these idiots up once and for all

Posted December 2, 2012 8:46 am 


the voice of reason

On this showing i feel that if he should fight the winner of arreola/stiverne he will get blasted out by either man. How can you figure the mind-set of a fighter like johnson who just comes to survive? for all of his bravado talking it seems to me like he has little real self-belief. Fury did ok considering but a pressure fighter like arreola or stiverne with real menace and power will be a different story

Posted December 2, 2012 8:28 am 


Dan

@ Garryprince – its called Fields of Athenry. Traditional Irish ditty about resisting the English. Interesting choice since Fury technically IS English but a great song regardless. Fury did box well and we have to remember that Johnson stepped up to the plate when Boytsov wimped out originally. Let’s judge again after he fights Arreola or Stiverne in the final eliminator (or possibly the vacant title match)

Posted December 2, 2012 7:56 am 


K

yeah maybe in 1745 mate lmfao

Posted December 2, 2012 7:31 am 


Garryprince

Does anyone know the name of the song that was played as Fury came into the ring, sounded a very catchy Irish number

Posted December 2, 2012 7:29 am 


Smitti

I fell asleep watching the Fury – Johnson fight it was that exciting….. He’d have no chance against any credible world class heavyweight, which there isn’t many of in this era..Fury is an awkward customer and looks fit, I’ll give him that… but his whole demeanour is clumsy and he looks totally open to counter shots, which Johnson wasnt capable of.

I enjoyed watching Eubank Jr against Bradley Price, I initially thought “Price is too big a jump in quality for Eubank at this stage in his career” but he proved to be the right type of contest he needed. He has a wicked jab although he can get a bit wreckless at times. Unfortunately for Price hes lost a bit of reaction speed over his long career and couldnt capitalise on the wild lunges Eubank missed with .

Posted December 2, 2012 6:48 am 


Stinkboxer

KL – the rhetoric coming out of the British media, that’s all. I agree with your points 100%. Price still fights a little like an amateur: he can’t box on the back foot and needs more of an inside game. That said he is only 15 fights old and Wlad was fighting Schultz at that stage (who? exactly) Price needs lots more US sparring and more gatekeeper fights before he fights top 10 guys.

Posted December 2, 2012 6:24 am 


knowall

Good performance from fury. Johnson very very poor but tyson was winning so would be foolish to take to many risk with a title shot so close. He got some very important rounds in. We wont see a Price fight yet. Price needs rounds desprately. Tyson will fight the winner of arreola and stiverne im sure. The winner will get vitali

Posted December 2, 2012 5:48 am 


HHLondon

Bernie, Eubank Jnr sticks that jab in your face you wished you’d never been born. Kids had 8 fights you clown and Price done what he was supposed to. Eubank Jnr will dominate that division in 3 years. The kids fighting again next weekend and you got the balls to call him up? I bet your mum’s had more fights than you!

Posted December 2, 2012 3:52 am 


Anonymous

Also with Fury being so young he could have life in him with this generation…and the next wave of hvwts.

Posted December 2, 2012 3:18 am 


Anonymous

GUMBOAT…Very well said.Yes both these guys are to be watched..both may do something very big like get titles.Price and Fury has their good points and things they need to sort out..but they are guys to watch close in the hvwt. div….no doubt.

Posted December 2, 2012 3:14 am 


Gumboot

Whether Fury looked like a world beater or not isn’t the point. He beat a former World Title challenger, albeit not necessarily a very good one. He still took a one-sided fight without difficulty. Johnson might not be the greatest but at least he is another step up, he is 12 rounds for Fury and another notch on the belt. And Johnson isn’t 45 years old! Both David Price and Tyson Fury have bright potential futures and it doesn’t necessarily have to be one or th other. It ACTUALLY IS POSSIBLE to rate and respect both.

Posted December 2, 2012 2:39 am 


Vickt

safteypin johnson barks hard but he bite like granpa gums

Posted December 2, 2012 2:24 am 


HHLondon

FA, Not a fan of Fury’s but he boxed smart tonight and got 12 rnds in the bag and like you say, against a fighter who even made VK look dreadful.

Posted December 2, 2012 1:57 am 


Fight Aficionado

Call it dull but don’t blame Fury for that. He dominated the fight and outboxed the boxer. Besides when has anyone ever looked good against Johnson? He’s a spoiler. Anytime he’s outgunned he stinks out the joint trying to survive with minimal damage.

Posted December 2, 2012 1:44 am 


david

tyson fury would lose against either Klitchko ByKO wouldnt be close

Posted December 2, 2012 12:24 am 


Anonymous

Fury keeps showing signs of improvement.He showed some good overall ring movement…and is fighting pretty smart.Fury is coming along just fine.

Posted December 2, 2012 12:16 am 


TARK

Yeah 2 rounds.. Maybe 2 to 4… Maybe even 6.. But they won’t be good rounds for learning anything.. If he fights other younger heavyweights who have a future instead of a past he’ll learn so much more.. You match your guy to learn and get good rounds in, not just to rack up a long undefeated record.. Yory Boy Campas had 60 straight wins but he still couldn’t box very well.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:54 pm 


KL

Stinkboxer why do you think Price is due to fight a K brother anytime soon?
Even if Wlad or Vitali did offer to fight Price ……..it’s more than likely that Maloney will decline………he knows Price although making waves, isn’t ready to face a K brother yet.
Maloney is grooming Price to possibly take up the mantle after the K brothers leave the scene in a couple of years time, by then Price would have fought better names.
Price has only had 15 fights, let him at least reach 20 before matching him with other contendors………..yes Chisora & Helenius also had few pro fights before taking on named fighters, but that isn’t the normal route………..and let’s face it Chisora isn’t really a title contendor and Helenius despite his early success seems to have stalled somewhat with his lavk lustre come back fight against Williams.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:37 pm 


Stinkboxer

Do you think it would only go 2 with Thompson?

Posted December 1, 2012 11:24 pm 


TARK

Price needs rounds badly… Fury would be good—allso Arreola, Adamek, Wach, Boytsov, Wilder, MItchell, Hanks, Chisora, and Jennings.. David Haye is his good friend. They’re not going to fight unless it’s a title fight.. But it’s not as if Price has to have another 2-rounder vs Tony Thompson.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:19 pm 


Stinkboxer

On the subject of Price, they need to find him some ‘Kevin Johnsons’ in order to get him used to 12 rounds. To think of Price in against a K bro having never been the distance is mad.

Posted December 1, 2012 11:00 pm 


Anonymous

price vs fury would be perfect i agree. i like fury and his personality a lot. He is a real rarity at heavy in that he is a feather fisted heavyweight. I feel bad for him cause being a featherfist wont work out well. i would like to see the top guys fighting. not the top guys fighting 2nd and 3rd tier guys. the prices and furys SHOULD be fighting eachother and it probably shouldve already happned. arreola, stiverne, wilder, boystov, povetkin, helenius, chisora, pulev, wach, szpilika, abdusamalov, perez, soliz, etc……..and……RIP seth mitchel……….banks feasted on seth’s sould and career. seth mitchels boxing career got STOPPED!!!!! LOL

Posted December 1, 2012 10:53 pm 


PEEJ

Like I said Johnson is all bark but no bite. So garbage.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:50 pm 


TARK

This is not a particularly impressive win.. But it’s not bad.. The 15-1 Tor Hammer beat Johnson and KJ looked terrible. I wonder if KJ still thinks Fury is the most feeble handed, doofiest fighter in the entire History of Boxing. I want to see Fury fight Price. Price is ultra dangerous but he doesn’t have rounds and hasn’t fought anyone – while Fury looks weak and doofie but has wins over Chisora and Johnson.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:38 pm 


Boxtradamus

Trout’s a GOOD pick.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:21 pm 


Boxtradamus

I LOL’d at Fury’s Ali impersonation. He DID show GOOD movement for a man his size and you must have that attribute IF you want to have any hope of defeating a Klitschko. Right now he’s still LESSER than Haye. Haye would knock Fury out.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:20 pm 


Stinkboxer

Nice work Box – I like Trout to beat Cotto.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:17 pm 


Stinkboxer

No.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:17 pm 


Stinkboxer

Hmm… I thought Fury was excellent against a limited but experience fighter. The uncoordinated comments here are plain inaccurate. Fury was light on his feet and used angles well – he outboxed the boxer. The 12 rounds in the bag were worth solid gold, whilst Price (who is undoubtedly talented) has not yet been past 6 rounds. I like Fury more and more and the advice his corner was giving him was A+ corner work. Skim the surface of his ‘hilarious’ media persona and weird ‘God’ comments and you will find an improving young Heavyweight. The K bros beat him 9/10 at the mo, but for me his is the most versatile of the prospects, e.g. Price & Wilder. I want to see him fight Arreola next.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:16 pm 


Alonzo

So: Skelton,Fraudley, Sexton, McDermott, and Dallas. Or Queenpin, Maddalone, Rogan, Pajkic, Firtha, CHISORA, Nascimento, and Power. Oh yeah and McDermott. Guess Fury Ko’ed McDermott in 19 rounds while it took only one for Price to do so. Seems a pretty even match looking at the other variables.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:15 pm 


Boxtradamus

Fury couldn’t stop him just as I predicted!!!!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!!!

Posted December 1, 2012 10:15 pm 


digby

If Fury wants to fight the Klitschkos then he needs to have a couple of wins over top opponents. Johnson had nothing to offer.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:13 pm 


Carlito

Safetypin! LooooooooooL!!! Quite agree. He was AWFUL! Fury, IMO, BOXED very well @ times. Looked in GREAT condition again too. Rounds in the bank I suppose…

Posted December 1, 2012 10:11 pm 


Alonzo

I do agree queenpin is a joke, but is Skelton our generation’s George Foreman?

Posted December 1, 2012 10:11 pm 


Alonzo

He’s faced better competition than Price. Matthew Skelton . . . Really?

Posted December 1, 2012 10:10 pm 


pride

Greatest HW since Lennox Lewis…yeah, right.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:07 pm 


Woop Woop

Now, everyone can see why you ran from Price. Uncoordinated, feather fisted hype job.

Posted December 1, 2012 10:03 pm 


BEARS

I knew it!!! Fury and all his talk about knocking kevin johnson out and his fight was a big stinker. PLEASE!!! LET A KLITSCHKO SLAY YOU AND YOUR FEATHER FISTS TYSON FURY. I wanna see you fight someone that will force you to fight. a klitschKO is the best answer.

Posted December 1, 2012 9:59 pm 


Anonymous

Hard to finish a fighter that doesn’t take chances and just survives Fury boxed brilliant tonight more rounds in the bank and more experience well done Tyson

Posted December 1, 2012 9:34 pm 


Anonymous

The fight was very dull. Kevin Johnson threw single digit punches some rounds. what is even more amazing was that Tyson Fury didn’t finish him off.

Posted December 1, 2012 9:31 pm 


Jim

Kevin “safetypin” Johnson is a total joke. The majority of his offense comes from his mouth. He is worth no further mention.

Posted December 1, 2012 9:25 pm 



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