Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III
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Saturday, October 9, 2021
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Fan Cards: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
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TYSON FURY
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DEONTAY WILDER
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scorecard by MARTHOLOMEW
Round
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TYSON FURY
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
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91


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
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TYSON FURY
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
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91


scorecard by AIDAN
Round
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TYSON FURY
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
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90


scorecard by KAFKA
Round
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TYSON FURY
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
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90


scorecard by QUESTIONMARK
Round
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TYSON FURY
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
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90


scorecard by DIEGOYEYE
Round
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TYSON FURY
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
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90


scorecard by NORTHY223
Round
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TYSON FURY
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
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90


scorecard by MAGIC MAN
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
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7
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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91


scorecard by BOXINGGURU
Round
1
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TYSON FURY
9
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7
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by RED JUDGE
Round
1
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TYSON FURY
10
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7
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97
DEONTAY WILDER
9
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89


scorecard by ROY JONES
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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91


scorecard by GUY INCOGNITO
Round
1
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
10
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10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
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7
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by VC1088
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
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7
10
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10
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10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
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91


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
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90


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
94
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
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92


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
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90


scorecard by HARDCOREBOXINGGFAN
Round
1
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
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8
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91


scorecard by ABURIUS
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by MUSHAVR96
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
9
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10
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
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8
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91


scorecard by TRRIG
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by BIGDAWGMIKE
Round
1
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
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9
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9
91


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
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7
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10
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94
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
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9
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8
92


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
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8
90


scorecard by NF82
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
8
9
9
8
89


scorecard by TIBARIS
Round
1
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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8
91


scorecard by SIEGEA
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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8
91


scorecard by ALLYBLAACK
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
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10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
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90


scorecard by WILLIAMBOXING
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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10
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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90


scorecard by DEANISBLIND
Round
1
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
10
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
9
9
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90


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
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10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
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90


scorecard by TOMMY_GUN04
Round
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TYSON FURY
9
10
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7
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10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by MOEBALBAGHE
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
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9
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8
90


scorecard by GOODGOOD
Round
1
2
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4
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
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8
91


scorecard by JAMIE.BAIN99
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
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8
90


scorecard by INSIDEURANUS
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
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95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
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9
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8
91


scorecard by MACCHIADEAN
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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10
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
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90


scorecard by VLAMONZOB
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
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10
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10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
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90


scorecard by OWENL4602
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
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105
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
9
9
9
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9
9
101


scorecard by BLUE JUDGE
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
8
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8
89


scorecard by MIKCELD09
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
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96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
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90


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
8
9
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8
90


scorecard by MRCHICKEN
Round
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2
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
90


scorecard by JAKAJAKA
Round
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2
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
91


scorecard by GOLD
Round
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2
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
91


scorecard by STERLINGCOOPERDRAPERPRICE
Round
1
2
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4
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9
10
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
91


scorecard by FELIPE
Round
1
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4
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9
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
90


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
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4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYSON FURY
10
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
76
DEONTAY WILDER
9
9
8
10
10
9
9
9
73


scorecard by CJKELLY
Round
1
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9
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
92


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
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9
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
91


scorecard by LEO MASTER
Round
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
95
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
91


scorecard by TREY813
Round
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2
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
9
10
10
10
10
10
94
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
92


scorecard by JONTAM23
Round
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9
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12
Total
TYSON FURY
9
10
10
7
10
10
10
10
10
10
96
DEONTAY WILDER
10
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
90


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
DEONTAY WILDER


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
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Total
TYSON FURY
9
9
10
7
10
10
10
10
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10
94
DEONTAY WILDER
10
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
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8
92




Comments

Jarod Killian's picture

And the Oscar for Best Motion Picture in the Comedy Genre goes to.......

Jarod Killian's picture

Deontay Wilder KO8

Gold's picture

I honestly may pick Wilder for this fight as well lol

Jarod Killian's picture

Word on the street is that Fast Eddie is planning on pulling a fast one here and having AJ vs Usyk taking place the exact same day as this slapstick comedy show on DAZN. To which (if this holds true), I must say (for once) I salute Fast Eddie.

I think Fury will be far less motivated than before and a little complacent, and puts in a sluggish performance and wins via later stoppage than the 2nd fight, TKO round 10, or perhaps a wide unanimous decision.

I'd be pretty surprised if Wilder pulls off the KO, the bookies have this one correct, Fury is the heavy favourite for a reason.

In light of Wilder weighing in at 238 lbs, I'm officially changing my prediction to an early Fury KO inside 6 rounds, probably even earlier. The dosser will gas out even more quickly and get finished early

Jarod Killian's picture

This PPV card should be called Fury vs Wilder III: "The Court Mandated Contractual Obligation". In fact that SHOULD BE in ALL promotional posters and material for this fight.

beaunuitmem's picture

:-) Forgetting the disappointment of it actually happening, my main thought when considering the fight is, will Wilder's new dent be symmetrical with the old one or will his existing dent just get bigger...

Wilder KO late

Looking at Wilder's preparations for this fight, I can say that it looks like he's going about this all wrong. He's training to fight Fury on the inside. What this indicates to me is that his game plan is based entirely on the incorrect assumption that Tyson Fury cheated. He's showing that he believes that Tyson Fury doesn't actually have any real power, and is putting all his eggs in that basket. He thinks he's just going to be able to trade with Fury without consequences. All that's going to do is make it easier for Fury to do what he's planning on and put him right in position for Fury's power shots, and we already know that Fury's defense is worlds better than Wilders

He should have focused his training on countering off the back foot, that way he could have kept Fury's power at bay.

Fury by KO in Round 5.

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Prediction.

The last fight was very one sided, I think there is a big difference in level, Fury is logically a heavy favourite, and there's a chance Wilder isn't the same after the damage he took last time, but this fight is interesting because Fury is unpredictable, is likely not to have lived the life as much as Wilder since last time, and because Wilder's power is always a threat to some extent. I think last time, Wilder was too heavy, and he underestimated Fury, he wasn't prepared for Fury to use his size to back him up in the early rounds. Wilder proved against Ortiz, he is dangerous off the back foot, I think Fury was more dominant in the rematch not because Wilder is reliant on being on the front foot, but because Fury's ring rust was a factor the first time, Wilder is not a good pressure fighter, can be out boxed, he wasn't comfortable on the back foot last time because he wasn't expecting Fury to take centre ring. Scott is untested as a trainer, I don't think he's a better trainer than Mark Breland, but I don't think Wilder listened to Breland, and Scott doesn't need to be as good a trainer as Breland, to improve Wilder if Wilder is prepared to make some changes.

I think Fury will start like he did last time, but this time, Wilder will be prepared to back up, and will hurt Fury off the back foot, I think Fury will be too clever to stand in the pocket once he's hurt, and he will try to push Wilder down and buy time. I think Fury will change his tactics after Wilder has hurt him, and go back to boxing on the back foot. I think Fury will box on the back foot for the last 8-10 rounds, Wilder won't be able to cut off the ring, Fury will stop him in his tracks with the jab, will be patient with the right hand, will easily lean away from Wilder's right hand, and Fury will take over the fight by boxing how he did in the first fight. I don't think Wilder will have any success at all when Fury is using the ring, will be even less accurate than in the first fight, Fury will be more accurate than in the first fight, and will control the pace and tempo.

I think Fury will win a wide UD, I'd be surprised if Wilder won because Fury is so defensively good, and his recovery is so fast when he does get caught. I wouldn't be surprised if Fury got a late stoppage, but I definitely think it will be Wilder who improves on the last fight.

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Do you think Wilder will knock Fury down?

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I think so, catching Fury won't be easy for Wilder, but if he does land clean, I expect Fury to go down. What do you think of the fight?

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My reply below, taken a lot of inspiration from your predictions.

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My prediction- I think for 10 ish rounds, it will be one of the best fights ever. I think Wilder will knock Fury down 2-3 times, however I think it’s impossible for Fury to be knocked out, and Fury will win every round bar the knockdowns. Fury will hit Wilder with lots of hard, clean shots to head and body, but Wilder will prove to have a great chin and heart. By the late rounds 9-10 rounds, Wilder will gas out and be hit by a huge massive counter left hook by Fury that will drop Wilder hard and hurt him bad. After that, As Champion97 thought in the second fight, I believe Fury will stop Wilder with accumulation to the point there’s no doubt and the referee will wave the fight off fairly. And at the end of the fight, Wilder will accept the loss, and accept that Fury is the better boxer and the better man.

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I personally don't think it's impossible for Fury to be knocked out because Wilder can hit harder than in the last round the first time, he was gassed, I definitely think hehas the power to knock Fury out, having said that, Fury's fitness should be better than in the first fight, so his durability and recovery should be even better.

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Out of topic, but I’ve got to say im really looking forward to hearing your prediction on AJ v Usyk and AJ v Fury

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I know it’s out of topic but in short, who do you think would win between AJ and wilder?

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I think Joshua because I think he has improved more in recent years, he doesn't have a good chin, and he has defensive lapses that we don't see from Fury and did not see from the Klitschko's, Wilder is arguably the biggest puncher of all time, has great awareness, is explosive, can exploit a small defensive lapse, is a good finisher, but Joshua's stamina has improved a lot, so Wilder can't bank on the late rounds, and he doesn't often have the ring generalship until he's landed that big shot, Joshua's fundamentals are far better, he has the much better variety, better defence, and he's still the stronger fighter. What do you think?

Almost spot on. Seriously, this is one of the best predictions I've ever seen.

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Great prediction and welcome to EOTR!

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Fury - round 4. Horrible ko.
Of all the excuses Wilder made, he never gave us one for why he hit Fury with his best shots in the first 2 rounds and Fury shrugged them off like mozzy bites. Wilder's power is superior but Fury's eyes trump Wilder's speed and if Fury sees it coming, he won't go down. Fury has the advantage in every other aspect and that's before you consider that Wilder probably shouldn't be being passed fit for this fight. The man has some serious ptsd that is being glossed over for the financial gain of others. I hope he comes out safe.

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This has to be one of the more unnecessary trilogies. Had the result of the last fight been unsatisfying and inconclusive, than I would welcome the third fight. But this wasn't the case, Fury arguably outboxed Wilder in the first encouncter and completely dominated him in a rematch, neither result was an upset and there is no question left about who is the better fighter. I highly doubt Wilder will win this bout, of course Wilder himself doesn't believe that (and that's OK, that's the competitive nature of about 99% of elite fighters) but I think Fury has him completely figured out and the outcome of the fight will hardly surprise anyone.

If Wilder honestly thinks that "all he needs is one perfectly timed shot", he is even dumber than the fans that believe that. He pulled that out ONCE, against Luis Ortiz in a rematch, but most importantly against a fighter he had already figured out, he knew the core of his strategy, he knew exactly what needed to be done to set Ortiz up for that devastating shot, and that's because he had done it before. And the thing is, their first encouncter was competitive but not one-sided, which tells us that Ortiz didn't have as many advantages over Wilder as Whyte had against Povetkin. If you look at Wilder's previous wins, he was never in the situation where he was trailing badly but changed everything with one shot, even in some of the worst cases he worked his opponent quite a lot before securing a win. However, I won't be surprised if people are buying into Wilder's crap, I've seen many comments claiming that prime Wilder would beat prime Wladimir Klitschko because "he has power and Wlad has a glass chin", completely disregarding MANY other aspects of in-ring boxing intelligence such as fundamentals, technique, footwork, head and upper-body movement etc. where prime Wlad had a significant advantage over Wilder.

For Wilder's sake I hope he doesn't actually believe that and the narrative is only a part of the self-marketing. I he does believe that, I suspect he will never score another win against any formidable heavyweight.

Looks like this fight won't be happening until at least September. Covid outbreak at Fury's camp

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I hope that's the case. It's only right it should be around the same time as the Joshua fight; that way there's no argument about inactivity

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They had to be real motherfuckers and move this bullshit to my birthday! Fucking jerks!

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I'm sticking to my guns with Wilder stopping Fury in 8 on this one.

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not sure if even the biggest WIlder fans out there can come out clean supporting this stunt lol
if Wilder wins the trilogy fight somehow its all fair game tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIY7Woqgwhc

Interesting fight. Wilder obviously can't be as bad as he was in the 2nd fight. I think part of that was 2 reasons, firstly the element of surprise. Wilder didn't expect Fury to hold the centre of the ring, get on the front foot and rag doll him like he did. This exhausted Wilder. Second, Fury busted Wilder's eardrum early by the looks of things. That affected him for the rest of the fight, which was a complete beat down.

Fury hasn't had an ideal camp with his newborn almost dying, thankfully she made it through. It concerns me slightly that Fury may underestimate Wilder. I don't think Wilder has anything to lose. He will be much more prepared to fight on the back foot and I at least expect him to try to land the jab this time around. He's weighed in heavier and looks to be working on strength. The trouble is Fury has also weighed in heavier. Will this make either fighter slower? Less able to handle the pace? We'll find out. Tyson obviously is a master at controlling the pace of a fight.

So Wilder has a chance. It only takes one punch. The notion that Fury can't be knocked out is ridiculous. The undertaker episode was a miracle. If Wilder drops him that heavy in this fight, he wins by KO. I'm certain that Malik Scott won't be throwing the towel in like Brieland did so compassionately.

I wouldn't be surprised if Fury gets dropped at some point or at least get hurt. I think they'll be a point where he's looking to hold on but as time wears on and Fury uses his weight to good effect. I expect him to be able to make that tell later on in the fight. I think Fury probably gets in done lateish or a fairly comfortable decision. Wilder is a live opponent and shouldn't be underestimated. I'd be shocked if Fury blows him out inside 4 or 5.

Wilder can't win by decision unless he knocks Fury down 3 or 4 times in a round, so I'm discounting that.

Fury late or comfortable decision.

Great call - almost spot on prediction!

Thanks buddy. Yes, without wanting to blow my own trumpet too much it was pretty much word for word wasn't it? To recap:

- Wilder did use his jab much more, particularly early on when he had more energy, that was definitely the biggest adjustment in his game plan
- Fury did get dropped
- It was definitely the weight that did the damage in the end. Once Nady had chilled out, Tyson just sapped Wilder's energy
- Fury did get it done late
- I do believe Fury underestimated Wilder

It was an epic classic that goes down in the history of boxing. What a fight. I think Tyson could have made it much easier for himself if he had boxed and leaned on Wilder rather than walking through him and brawling. Thinking you can walk through one of the biggest punchers in the history of boxing was insane and it almost cost him in the 4th. Who could have imagined someone as good as Fury walking on to a right hand like that?

Props to Wilder. I never could have imagined he gets knocked out in this fight and still manages to up his credit. The guy is a true warrior, unfortunately for him he was fighting another one who's better.

For Tyson, I very much hope this style was a style to beat Wilder and not the new normal for Tyson Fury. He's better than a come forward brawler, although this is also the right plan to beat Usyk. Fury is a special fighter because he has so many different ways to beat his opponent.

What's next? AJ and Usyk are tied up now. I don't think a year out of the ring would be good for Tyson so I'd like to see him give Dillian Whyte a shot next. I think this is relatively low risk for Tyson and Whyte has more than earned it, assuming he comes through Wallin of course (which I think he will).

For Wilder? I'm not sure. Maybe one or two lower level fights and then look at the loser of Usyk/AJ? Even for 2 fighters with 2 recent losses I think that's a huge fight, particularly in the UK. But I don't think Wilder will fight outside of the States.

I think Usyk will knock AJ out in the rematch and then Tyson unifies the division, assuming he can stay motivated enough after such a high.

I think it will be a more competitive bout than the 2nd fight as long as Wilder comes in smart and not emotional. Although I still expect Fury to prevail with a stoppage victory

FIGHT OF THE DECADE! HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING IS NOT DEAD!

What a fight!

My personal FOTY so far, but I don't think it's an exaggeration to say this is one of the best fights of all-time tbh.

Truly incredible to have a heavyweight title bout fought at this pace, in which both men are fighting on the front foot, coming forward all night, exchanging multiple knockdowns, and throwing every shot with the intention to knock the other man out cold

Tyson Fury is a truly special fighter. We are witnessing greatness before our very eyes

Haha, that first sentence was almost word for word my same reaction. It isn't an exaggeration, it is certainly one of the most intense, entertaining wars I've ever seen. Will go down in history as one of the greatest HW fights ever.

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First impressions...

Very entertaining fight, pure quality-wise a little lacking but the fans definitely got what they want. Having said that, I really hope Tyson will move on and fight someone else, my point about this fight being pointless stands still, I've learned nothing from this fight that I already know about each fighter, their fighting style, strengths and weaknesses, and I'd rather see Fury challenge himself against fighters with different fighting styles and different tools to bring to the table.

Fury's next fight is apparently supposed to be against Dillian Whyte. I'm actually quite interested in this one. I'm yet to see Fury dealing with consisted body work, Fury so far lookes like he struggles with body shots,  he even freezes a little when he gets hit to the body, and Whyte's body work is one of his main weapons. That aside, I still see Fury as the favorite of this potential showdown.

Mate I saw Wilder land about 10 big jabs to the body in the first couple of rounds and Tyson didn't even flinch and certainly didn't slow him down at any point. Tyson has too big a reach and is too good with the distance for people to hit him regularly to the body. Whyte won't land a great deal to the body if Tyson fights smart i.e. doesn't brawl him. I'd also like to see Whyte as his next opponent. He's definitely done with Wilder for the foreseeable future.

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He was landing shots to the body it's true, however they weren't consistent and mostly landed on the stronger part of the chest. They're not really to hurt your opponent but are rather good to slowly and steadily sap your opponent's stamina, but they'd have to be consistent.

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dizzy, they don't have to be consistent to knock a fair bit out of the opponent if they are hard, accurate shots, especially with Fury not being in the best shape. Body shots have to be consistent to stop a fighter's movement fully, but not slow to it down, and Wilder definitely did that, that's why Fury couldn't use his movement much as usual, I think it was a factor in Wilder's favour in rounds 4 and 5, but for the rest of the fight, it didn't matter, because with Wilder's own fatuige, Fury leaning on him, and having more control of the fight as it went on, Fury was able to rest and knock more out of Wilder at the same time.

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I'm not entirely sure whether you disagree or agree with the point I'm trying to make. Wilder's body shots throughout the first 3 or 4 rounds were somewhat consistent, that's why they were effective. It was after the knockdown when Wilder abandoned his game plan, probably thinking "fuck it, this shit is useless anyway" (I'm exaggerating, obviously), and went back to headhunting and looking for that one game-changing shot.

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I agree they were effective, and definitely slowed down Fury's movement, Wilder's jab to the body was very purposeful, it slowed Fury down itself, set up the right hand to the body, and is a good set up for the over hand right to the head, but Fury was never going to take the bait. Wilder definitely wasn't as inaccurate as in the second fight, and Fury's movement wasn't as much of a problem, partly because he was under prepared, but partly because of Wilder's body shots. I don't think he ever abandoned his game plan, I think the differences were, Wilder is reliant on physical attributes, Fury can fight tired, Wilder can't, he's a better athlete than Fury, he doesn't tire easily, but when he does, he survives on heart and fitness, another reason Wilder looked like he'd abandoned his game plan was that Fury had adapted to what Wilder was doing, made the adjustment, Wilder isn't stupid, but he's nowhere near as intelligent as Fury, and he couldn't adapt once Fury had made adjustments during the fight.

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It's funny how a lot of people thought this would just be a boring and unnecessary fight, but it turned out to be the best heavyweight fight I've seen in a few years. Better than Joshua vs Klitschko imo. What a trilogy! I was rooting for Tyson Fury but props to Wilder for his determination!

Deontay Wilder's game plan appeared to be trying that long jab to the body. He almost looks like he's lunging, and it didn't seem to bother Fury in the slightest. He definitely used his reach to his advantage more often here, but as a lot of people predicted, after he got hurt he forgot all his training and reverted back to fighting on instinct. Wilder can punch but he can't box, to put it simply.

I thought Fury would finish Wilder early after that first knockdown in the third, but I was left on the edge of my seat with my heart racing after the fourth round. Fury recovered brilliantly from those two knockdowns, and Wilder looked gassed for the rest of the fight. I don't know what was keeping him up in the second half. Fury was dominating by using his weight to lean on Wilder and wear him out while landing some beautiful hits. Wilder couldn't stop missing and Fury couldn't stop landing.

I love those lead left shots Fury did that look like a mix between a jab and a hook. I also like how Fury never misses a chance to land and throws a quick glancing blow right when he gets out of a clinch, which must be very disorienting for his opponents. What I didn't like was how Fury was standing right in front of Wilder too many times. Sometimes he couldn't seem to figure out whether to be up close to smother Wilder or further away to avoid those insane explosive windmill punches from the Bronze Bomber. His head movement was always great, apart from rounds 4 and 5 where he was definitely hurt. Wilder could barely touch him and he was getting exhausted while Fury was landing one back when he was off-balance, which is how that penultimate knockdown happened.

That final combination from Fury was beautiful. That uppercut before he had him on the ropes, and then the massive finisher that seemed to briefly knock Deontay Wilder out cold. Heh, much for "pillow fists". But he was still trying to get up which is impressive. Just goes to show what would have happened had Wilder's corner not thrown in the towel last time. I might've been even worse than that; a LOT worse. That's the thing with heavyweight boxing. Overall it wasn't Fury's best performance, but he's been away for two years and had a disruptive buildup with the chinavirus, his daughters birth, and the Joshua fight being cancelled, so I can't blame him.

Congratulations to the Gypsy King for getting up and winning a third time, and props to Deontay Wilder for proving he has heart. Still sad to see he refused to be a good sport and accept Fury's congratulations, but it is what it is. Hopefully Wilder doesn't make excuses again this time. Apparently Fury is set to fight Dillian Whyte next (if he beats Otto Wallin) while Usyk has the rematch with AJ so I look forward to finally seeing an undisputed heavyweight champion in this brilliant era! But right now I don't see anyone beating Fury.

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Wilder did well mentally to get off the deck and stay disciplined, he took a long beating, was hit with accurate shots he wasn't ready for, that were damaging, but not hard enough to put him out of his misery, and he never looked for a way out, did what he physically could, and to stay on his feet and get through so many bad rounds was a testament to his heart and conditioning. I wasn't impressed by Fury, because he is levels above Wilder, and is capable of making it an easier fight, his fitness wasn't as good as in the second fight, it was clear that Wilder had been training for longer since the rematch, but he recovered from being hurt and dropped, maximised the use of his size, and broke Wilder down. Wilder had a great game plan, he was busy with jab, set up the right to the body, he definitely slowed Fury down with that shot, he didn't push to land the right to the head early and punch himself out, but didn't try to out box Firy either. Both fighters were hurt, by the right hand, both recovered, but Fury recovered faster, and he made the crucial adjustment, positioned himself not to take the right hand without his offence suffering or being a target for the left, but Wilder was an easier target for Fury's right hand as the fight went on, he was a sitting duck in the last few rounds, there was no distance or angle Fury couldn't land it from.

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Nice review. Having to spend 2 weeks in hospital holding vigil for a very sick baby, along with the emotional drain that must have had is good reason enough for being below par physically; even if Fury was playing the good sportsman and saying it didn't. Makes the feat even more impressive when you think the only fight he was fuly fit for, was the second one.

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I don't know many details about that, I knew his newborn daughter wasn't well, that's always tough, and that obviously has the potential to be a factor, but assuming his daughter has recovered now, I don't think it was the reason he wasn't the same as in the rematch, because he's so used to battling mental health issues and other personal problems, it would be different if he'd looked prepared physically, but Wilder was the better athlete in the fight, the reason Wilder gassed was because Fury was so much more accurate, and exploited the size difference, Fury could have started training earlier, and could have adapted earlier if he'd beeen more prepared for Wilder's adjustments, you could see Hill was annoyed, the didn't need to be what it was for 5 rounds. I think Wilder did better because he was more prepared for Fury to do damage and be aggressive, he was less reliant on his power, wanted to fight Fury, whereas Fury wasn't motivated to fight him, and Wilder was written off by the British public, I think unreasonably, and it was hard to be British and give Wilder any shot.

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How can you be certain that's not the case? I admire your loyalty to your countryman who you support, but you can't be certain with a fighter as unpredictable as Fury, he looked clearly in less prepared than last time to me, I think he'd lost a lot of muscle. He's been dismissive of Wilder since 2014, Wilder has been singing his praises since before he beat Klitschko, Fury has the potential and the IQ to be a great student of the game, but that doesn't matter when he doesn't take the opponent as seriously as he should. It makes sense based on his track record, being surrounded by his family could more easily lead to living the good life, getting civilised, time with the family is the hardest sacrifice a fighter makes, and as I said, Hill was not happy with those 5 rounds, he seemed more annoyed than concerned, because he knew his fighter was in a close fight against an opponent he had the potential to dominate.

I agree that has the potential affect his performance, but obviously, if personal trauma and heartbreak was a factor, he would have been worse mentally, I didn't see signs of not being focused on the fight once it started, I can't be sure that wasn't the case, but he admitted he wasn't training earlier in the year, the fact is, Wilder is a better professional athlete than Fury, and had been training for longer, I think Fury's fat to muscle ratio was higher than in the second fight, he wasn't as agile, and wasn't controlling his center of gravity as well.

Sparring is very important for preparation for a fight, but if we agree Fury has the potential to beat even a fully prepared Wilder easily, then issues with his sparring shouldn't have been that costly. He said he was drinking 12 pints a day earlier this year, whether that's true, I have no idea, but look at Fury's track record, he has a history of not training hard for fights, he is not a dedicated professional, he didn't get his second vaccine, he took the risk of starting camp at a low level, so he has himself to blame.

Fury always has the motivation to get up off the deck once he's down, as you know, his fitness was good enough that he got up and recovered, but he'd have recovered faster in the rematch, and in terms of his motivation to get up off the deck compared to his dedication to be professional outside the ring, the Pajkic fight tells you everything you need to know, I don't think you really believe Fury wouldn't get up off the deck if the opponent didn't motivate him to prepare for the fight.

I think you wrote him off because you were dismissive of his ability to hurt Fury, I don't blame you, you're in a heavily biased, patriotic culture, but I don't think Wilder is an all-time great. I predicted Wilder to do better than the second time, well before camp even started, that was based on what I knew about Fury and his lack of dedication, I can't dismiss your theory that Fury's daughter's illness was a factor, it makes sense, but I'd find it easier to believe if Fury had lived the life before he started camp. I don't think Fury has the potential to do much better than in the second fight because I think Wilder wasn't at his best, but I think if Fury always prepared like he does when he takes the opponent seriously, it would always be easy against Wilder.

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