Re: Fury v Wilder - Staples Center, Los Angeles 1/12/18
That was almost certainly Wilders best shot at beating Fury. Wilder won’t change or improve, he can’t, he doesn’t have the capacity. He’s a tough powerful bloke with a dangerous right hand, but that’s it. Nothing wrong with that of course, it’s taken him far and in many rings he scores a 12th round come from behind KO last night.
Fury will improve I feel. He went through the motions in the televised spars but he’s essentially come back after a long layoff, shed a load of timber and beaten at worst the second best fighter in the division. With the extra time and focusing more on the technical elements He’ll add another layer of sharpness, strength and speed.
Massive props to both of them for a fantastic spectacle and props to the referee for not panicking when Fury was flattened. No one would have complained if that gets immediately waved off.
I think Fury takes and immediate rematch, Wilder not so much. The noises Wilder was making suggested to me he wants no part of it. It was an immediate reaction to be fair, when the dust has settled he may be just as keen.
When God said to the both of us "Which one of you wants to be Sugar Ray?" I guess I didnt raise my hand fast enough