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Topkent

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Someones new to the fight game. Retirements are final all the time and fighters dont threaten it ever in contract negotiations /s
Lol if ya wanna be a condescending campaigner at least Qoute me ya peanut.
 

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He will 'retire', use this MMA fight to stay relevant this year and will fight the winner of Usyk Joshua 2.

Hopefully thats Joshua, would be a massive fight and would cement his legacy as one of the greatest.

He's 33 and has hardly been punched.
 

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Fury has also said in almost every interview for the last few years that training hard almost every day is what keeps him grounded, helps with his mental health battles & keeps him away from the grog etc.

Be interesting to see how he goes if he actually does retire.
 

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He’s a boxer they all retire about 4 times before it’s final
He will want to clear the division out . No doubt.
Thats Usyk , Joshua then possible another cream on the cake fight and retire.
Undefeated and undisputed and easily beat the guy twice who you drew with.
 

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Fury has also said in almost every interview for the last few years that training hard almost every day is what keeps him grounded, helps with his mental health battles & keeps him away from the grog etc.

Be interesting to see how he goes if he actually does retire.
Ive mentioned it before so apologies if its a bit of a bore .
But during the strict lockdowns he did a daily workout , he was very open about his battles and his need to be super active . Pretty much some form of activity every few hours to keep him 'clean and healthy'

His athleticism is incredible ,very funny too. His kids will run in and out the room and one morning he was flithy with his wife who missed the session.
Sounds like she a few gin and tonics the night before .
 

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He showed again last night there are levels in this game and he is quite a few above Whyte. I had to laugh this week, all Whytes 'mates' like Bellew, Haye, Hearn etc saying Whyte would knock Fury out.

Whyte was nowhere near it and to be he looked extremely nervous during his walk out and I think the occasion got to him. Fury said earlier this week Whyte has never been in this sort of atmosphere and I think it played a factor.

Fury in my view will take 10 months off, but he will fight the winner of AJ and Usyk and then call it a day.
 

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I can't be the only one who has zero interest in the walkout 'theatre'?

I do the same thing I do with footy - have it on in the background and tune in just before the siren/bell.

I think it's great personally.

What's your issue with it? It gets the crowd and the fighters going.
 

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I think it's great personally.

What's your issue with it? It gets the crowd and the fighters going.
I don't have an issue with it being a thing, I just find it boring and have no interest in watching.

I've never been to a live fight, I might have a different opinion live.
 

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Further to that, when I was a kid who watched wrestling I loved the walkouts... so I don't hate the concept. But that was with wrestlers having a consistent theme and getting to the ring in under a minute.

But watching boxers take 5 minutes to walk 50m to a few random songs, or while some terrible live rapper accompanies them (and I love hiphop), that just doesn't do it for me.

I think I've said on here before that if I was a boxer I'd pick a song and make it my consistent brand. And not have 27 guys walking with me.
 

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I don't have an issue with it being a thing, I just find it boring and have no interest in watching.

I've never been to a live fight, I might have a different opinion live.

I was there and it was amazing.

When Fury started running to the rring, the crowd was going wild. It's an iconic moment.
 

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I was there and it was amazing.

When Fury started running to the rring, the crowd was going wild. It's an iconic moment.
Was incredible , almost highlight of the night.

How do you see a Fury v AJ fight going ?
A few of my mates over there reckon Fury would belt him , been saying it for 5 years too
 

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Was incredible , almost highlight of the night.

How do you see a Fury v AJ fight going ?
A few of my mates over there reckon Fury would belt him , been saying it for 5 years too

I don't see anyone in the division beating Fury - he will likely go undefeated.

If Usyk beats AJ, I don't think Fury fears fighting him - I'm just not sure it's a fight he is assed about. If AJ knocks Usyk out, then the fight with Fury is to big to pass up, it's likely the biggest boxing match of all time and one of the biggest sporting events in history as well.

In terms of the fight, yeah I see Fury stopping AJ late, but it won't be a walkover.
 

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I can't be the only one who has zero interest in the walkout 'theatre'?

I do the same thing I do with footy - have it on in the background and tune in just before the siren/bell.
Hate it with footy and turn on at the bounce but love it with boxing. The big walk outs help build the event imo.
 

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I don't see anyone in the division beating Fury - he will likely go undefeated.

If Usyk beats AJ, I don't think Fury fears fighting him - I'm just not sure it's a fight he is assed about. If AJ knocks Usyk out, then the fight with Fury is to big to pass up, it's likely the biggest boxing match of all time and one of the biggest sporting events in history as well.

In terms of the fight, yeah I see Fury stopping AJ late, but it won't be a walkover.

No doubt it’s a huge fight but the Foreman vs Ali fight is the biggest fight of all time and it will likely never be equalled.
 

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He will 'retire', use this MMA fight to stay relevant this year and will fight the winner of Usyk Joshua 2.

Hopefully thats Joshua, would be a massive fight and would cement his legacy as one of the greatest.

He's 33 and has hardly been punched.

That's what I tend to think too, and if Usyk beats Joshua again we'll have Fury v Usyk and then Fury v Joshua I'd reckon. And who knows, by the time all of that happens maybe another contender emerges?
 

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That's what I tend to think too, and if Usyk beats Joshua again we'll have Fury v Usyk and then Fury v Joshua I'd reckon. And who knows, by the time all of that happens maybe another contender emerges?
See how quickly they bring Anderson along. Hes beaten some tough opponents to date but still green. Dubois probably the other one on that timeline. Joyce is old and offers nothing for Fury but hes fighting Parker next so maybe a win adds some hype for that
 

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Fa off one of the worst performances last year vs Browne who will quit first sign of trouble. Banger!!
 

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Liam Smith vs Jessie Vargas today in Vegas. Vargas moving up to 154 off a 2 yr lay-off. Just saw the weigh in, beefy looks in ripping shape, Jessie not looking like he's been training hard. I reckon it'll be a 2nd half stoppage.
 

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