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TARK

Supid fuk Bill Patrice Jones says, “I bet you never boxed a round in your life”

I know damned well you never boxed at my level stupid ass.

I fought amateur and pro, and I knocked out ranking heavyweights.. I also trained hundreds of boxers.. I could smash you dead with one murderous punch to the face.

Posted July 30, 2014 1:39 am 


Anonymous

Nice try TARD

Posted July 29, 2014 5:15 am 


De Lima I

BELIZA was me, not Tark, you MORON!

Posted July 27, 2014 2:43 pm 


Anonymous

BELIZA AKA TARK, LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!!!

Posted July 26, 2014 3:11 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Have you seen Wladimir vs Ibragimov the single pinnacle of HW boxing

Posted July 26, 2014 3:08 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Tark you’re a f*cking retard. What will the history books show? Holyfield caught Bowe during his brief ‘prime’ he would have walked through Fury and knocked him out. I bet you never boxed a round in your life

Posted July 26, 2014 3:07 pm 


BELIZA

Excuse me?? I’m not TARK!

BEL=BELIZA, that’s a no-brainer, but I’m not WTF???… I know exactly who that is though.. that’s a no-brainer too : )

Posted July 26, 2014 2:36 pm 


TARK

Bill Patrice Jones claims.., “Who cares if Holyfield has five losses and Fury 0 who the f*ck has Fury fought. Holyfield would have destroyed Tyson Fury, far too tough, hits more than hard enough to knock him out.”

Holyfield has a lot more losses than 5.. He had 5 losses in the 1990’s, the decade you claim was his strongest. Those losses include his 1st Lewis fight, which everyone knows he lost.

You have no idea who would win in Fury vs Holyfield.. Fury is 7 inches taller and 40lbs heavier than Holyfield.. He easily controlled a prime Kevin Johnson with his jab, beat Dereck Chisora easily, and smashed Steve Cunningham, who was a world 200-pound Champion, out with a punch. He’s the only fighter to stop Cunningham.

Holyfield lost his trilogy with the inept, quavering Riddick Bowe.. What makes you think he could master a much bigger, stronger, and more skillful athlete??? When did Holyfield ever beat an undefeated boxer close to Fury’s size, height, and strength — except for his weak MD win over 6’5″ Riddick Bowe, who came into their 2nd fight fat and out of shape? … In their 3rd fight Holyfield got KO’d.

Posted July 26, 2014 2:07 pm 


Anonymous

TARD = BELIZA = BEL = WTF WAY MORE……..

Posted July 26, 2014 1:39 pm 


Anonymous

TARD said: “why in hell would I care what some pathetic fukking morons on this site think of TARK?”

Then why are you posting under fake handles?

LMAO!!!!

Posted July 26, 2014 1:32 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

They’re all crap. If you want to see what real quality is about you have to go back and back to Valuev Vs Chagaev. That fight in my opinion is the undisputed proof of boxing reaching its peak in this era. Watch that tape

Posted July 26, 2014 1:09 pm 


WTF??? WAY MORE THAN HALF

75% of Sugar Ray Robinson’s opponents were record padders. For instance, Ralph Jones had 5 straight losses going into his fight with Sugar Ray Robinson. Not exactly the way you earn a shot at one of the world’s top fighters this day and age.

Of course, with Jones on a losing streak like that, Sugar Ray didn’t expect Jones to beat the living crap out of him like he did. That was a damned good beating Robinson suffered … and Jones couldn’t get a rematch to save his life – even though he’d gone 1-5 in his last 6 fights, Robinson knew he couldn’t handle Jonses infighting game. He was too damned strong for Ray.

Posted July 26, 2014 11:51 am 


BEL

SRR’s record is actually ****. MORE than half of his opponents wouldn’t be contending for ANY title today..

Posted July 26, 2014 10:33 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

Tark are you actually comparing Steve Cunningham to Evander Holyfield. Who cares if Holyfield has five losses and Fury 0 who the f*ck has Fury fought. Holyfield would have destroyed Tyson Fury, far too tough, hits more than hard enough to knock him out, too quick too talented period. Tark you will not find ONE and I mean ONE; Author, journalist, historian, manager, promoter or past/present fighter (besides Fury himself) who would not laugh their ass off at your claim. Not ONE. Also by your logic Sugar Ray Robinson is a journeyman? No wait he’s a bum? No wait he’s a tomatoe can? I mean he has 19 losses on his record! Enough said. Maniac

Posted July 26, 2014 9:08 am 


TARK

I don’t think “ducking” is the operative word when a developing boxer is offered fights with prime career boxers and turns them down… That’s prudence and patience.

When you’re a prime career boxer, and turn down a title shot??? That’s ducking.. When you’re a World Champion, and refuse to fight the best contender??? That’s ducking.

Posted July 26, 2014 3:21 am 


TARK

Bill Patrice Jones.., “I like Tyson Fury, but let’s get real, he wouldn’t live with the Holyfield from the 90s.”

You gotta be kidding… Fury is the ONLY guy to stop Steve Cunningham. He did it with one shot. Holyfield was stopped twice and only weighed 205 for his 1st Bowe fight. That’s smaller than Steve Cunningham.

Fury is too big, tall, strong, and tough for Holyfield.. who ducked the Klitschkos in the 90’s.. Holyfield wasn’t a great defender either.. Fury is unbeaten while Holyfield lost 5 fights in the 90’s … Naturally I’m including the 1st Lewis fight, which everybody and his brother knows Holyfield really lost.

Posted July 26, 2014 3:13 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

I suppose ‘duck’ is the wrong word, but the fact is Fury had the chance to fight Pulev and had he won would be scheduled to fight Wladimir now. It was wise for Fury not to fight Pulev then,

Posted July 26, 2014 3:11 am 


Dan Adams

I like Tyson Fury. For me, he’s the most-exciting heavy operating today. Why? Well, he’s big, and tough, and doesn’t mind a brawl; Tyson’s a good inside fighter for a big man, gets knocked down but shows guts and gets right back up. Plus, Fury talks a good game, which only increases his marketability. Most of all, though, I appreciate Tyson Fury’s ambition. Ustinov is no pushover but in the end Fury wins this one with room to spare.

Posted July 25, 2014 11:37 pm 


Decker

@ Bla

Your comments about the “great” days gone by of the HW div. shows your biases. Why are the HWs today “forgettable”? Most likely you don’t like what they look like or where they’re from.
Fury has accomplished more than “nothing” in an era of HWs that would have demolished your heroes. Maybe Fury won’t have the career Bowe had. He’s 25, give him his chances.

And while I think Fury should beat Ustinov, if Fury gets careless AU could stop Fury.

Posted July 25, 2014 10:25 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“I’m here in Manchester to cover the fight and support Tyson Fury…” – See a cokehead with a poodle and a callgirl? If so that’s the notorious Manchester Giant.

Posted July 25, 2014 8:04 pm 


Bla

jimmy shimmy, aka Tark. Fury has got up to win each time journeymen have put him down, his chin is very weak.Tark your credibility is less than zero right now.

Posted July 25, 2014 5:47 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

No one in their right mind would have accused Fury of ducking Cunningham or Johnson. Pulev was the MAN to beat, hence his now fighting Wladimir with a great chance. If Fury had beaten Pulev he had an immediate crack at Wladimir beating Johnson, and or, Cunningham never guaranteed him such a shot. I don’t blame Fury, he wasn’t capable of beating Pulev at that time.

Posted July 25, 2014 4:53 pm 


brza da originator

@Bill patrice Fury did not duck pulev . He fought another elimimator against johnson r cunningham . So if he fought pulev people wud say he ducked the other elimimator . Use ur head he s fighting the most dangerous fighter of his career for very small money ( warren expected him to fight a bum for the reduced money on table ) but fury wanted ustinov . Fury does nt know what it is to back down

Posted July 25, 2014 4:36 pm 


brza da originator

Look lewis was 37 n had beat all the best of his generation so people shouldn’t rag on him for not rematchin klitcho . But as a boxing fan I would have loved to see part 2

Posted July 25, 2014 4:31 pm 


belly

all of us want to see fury-klitschko, this will be the greatest match-up in 100 years, we all hope it happens soon.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:47 pm 


klaus heisler

Bill Patrice Jones – your comments about fury ducking pulev are way off. fury had a tough eliminator vs pulev for say 200k but chose a 5 mil payday vs haye instead – it was purely risk vs reward!!!!!

Posted July 25, 2014 3:41 pm 


LOL

whats next,kell brook better than Ray Robinson.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:40 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Tark the fact that you summarize Holyfield as ‘a tiny little guy’ sums up everything wrong with your mindset. Holyfield is an ATG. The greatest cruiserweight of all time who went on to become a truly great heavyweight champion. When Toney stopped him he was past his best, should have retired, and recoviering from heart problems. Yet should anyone bring up to you Wladimir Klitschko’s knockout loss to a journeyman you say it doesn’t count because Vitali beat him up for him. Wladimir and Vitali are top 10 but they are not the 2 best of all time.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:40 pm 


klaus heisler

if you wanna go back to the lewis/bowe era and compare it to this fight look no further than tommy Morrison vs Michael bentt . peter fury should make Tyson watch that fight and then tell him Morrison was lined up for a 7.5 mil payday in a unification fight after that “tune up”

Posted July 25, 2014 3:39 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Tark I’m here in Manchester to cover the fight and support Tyson Fury, but he deliberately ducked Kubrat Pulev. He had the chance for a final eliminator he chose not to take it. I know Bowe ducked Lewis, but many top heavyweights ducked him because he was that damn good. What has Bowe’s brain damage got to do with the legacy he created in his prime? Go back and study Golota during his rise. Don’t simply fixate on the fact that post Bowe 2 he was mentally ill and practically a wreck. I like Tyson Fury, but let’s get real, he wouldn’t live with the Holyfield from the 90s. You really are the most fanatical Klitschko fanboy of all time. How about becoming a boxing historian? See if your musings are published?

Posted July 25, 2014 3:34 pm 


TARK

“Holyfied was a freaking beast” … NOPE he was a little tiny guy for a heavy. A 205 pound swinger when Bowe took the title from him.

Holy weighed 217 for the rematch and beat Bowe. That was the same poundage Foreman weighed when he smashed Little Joe Frazier … not so small.

You have to remember that middleweight champion James Toney knocked Evander out — in a fight where Evander was highly favored.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:11 pm 


TARK

BELIZA, truer words were never posted… Beating 205-pound Holyfield wasn’t a big deal… Bowe gets little credit, because he also got decked and beaten by the much shorter and smaller man.

When a big, tall, strong, fast, skilled, and tough heavyweight came along, Bowe hid under a bed.

Sredmond.., You’re a total failure at everything. I enjoy a spectacular life that you could only dream about, punk.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:01 pm 


Anonymous

Herman klit got beat by a fat 37 year old LL. but Herman is still in the top 50.

Posted July 25, 2014 2:53 pm 


Anonymous

TARK is a total failure in life.

Posted July 25, 2014 2:27 pm 


Jimmy Shimmy

Fury will have too much for Alexander Ustinov. They can always reschedule the Chisora fight for later this year. As for Riddick Bowe, he was guided well by Rock Newman. He needed fouls and low blows to beat Pierre Coetzer and struggled mightily with Tony Tubbs. Beat up a much smaller man in Holyfield to win the title and then threw his WBC title in the garbage bin to avoid Lewis. Faced the likes of Dokes and Ferguson as ‘Champ’. Bowe never faced a good all around tall boxer who could punch like a Wladimir Klitschko. Strange how some guys get a relatively free pass from criticism…

Posted July 25, 2014 2:01 pm 


Jimmy Shimmy

@Bla I believe Fury has been knocked down a couple of times in his pro career and got up to win each time.

Posted July 25, 2014 1:46 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“If Ustinov connects,… Tyson goes down, and if Tyson is worth his salt, he gets up off the floor and pounds Ustinov into submission.” – I can see that scenario happening. Fury’s been decked but he always got up and finished strong. A game fighter.

Posted July 25, 2014 1:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Mouse, Holyfied was a freaking beast and at the end of the day Tyson Fury should NOT be compared to Evander or Riddick Bowe… Bowe NOT fighting Lewis and being so vocal about avoiding him is a rightful knock but putting him in the same conversation as Tyson Fury is CRAZY…. Fury is a NOBODY whereas Bowe was a big, dangerous fighter who owns 2 wins over an ATG and is the ONLY guy to stop a prime version of Holyfield who fought everyone.

Posted July 25, 2014 1:21 pm 


D

ustinov would knock golota out. andrew never ducked a right yet

Posted July 25, 2014 1:16 pm 


eddie

Da TRUTH. bang on the money.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:59 pm 


Anonymous

keep the hw circus rolling.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:57 pm 


TARK

Patrice Jones says.., “Golota at the time of his fights with Bowe was seen by many as the world’s most talented heavyweight. He was a sensational talent.” … LMFAO!!!

Golota was big, stiff, punching bag with ZERO talent and ZERO smarts. A good heavyweight couldn’t miss the idiot with a swing.

Michael Grant was one of the slowest and most ungainly #1 ranked heavyweights I’ve ever seen.. You couldn’t miss Grant with a swing, but at least he had enough heart to take a hard shot, get back up on his feet, and get knocked down again if you could do it.

Grant knocked Golota down once (1 time) and made him quit.

Much better, more agile, and faster Heavyweights were Brewster.. Lewis.. and Tyson.. They made short work of “The Foul Pole”—blowing him away in a couple rounds each.

Just because you’re big, tall, and stiff as a board, doesn’t make you talented.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:51 pm 


Anonymous

only if you”re an Idiot.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:48 pm 


TARK

It’s not who Bowe fought.. It’s who he DIDN’T fight.. He avoided any big heavyweight with a thundering punch. You’re not a legitimate champ if you behave like that.

Lewis vs Bowe was a MASSIVE money fight… What legitimate heavyweight runs from a huge money fight because he’s afraid of getting knocked out???

Bowe was a phony… and right now he can’t even talk intelligibly.

Fury fights anybody out there… He doesn’t run from the world’s hardest hitters, Wladimir and Haye. You gotta like that.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:33 pm 


brza da originator

As of now of course bowe has achieved more than Tyson who is only 25 n was largely inactive over the last 3yrs due to postponements . But one thing Tyson would never do is duck a huge challenge like lennox not in a million yrs . Say what u want about tysons skills (hugely underated ) but the guy has the heart of a lion who comes from a viscious lineage of irish traveller streetfighters who don t know what it is to back down ( been researchin fury on the net Irish andy lee is his cousin ). Give this man a chance . He could be the character we need to pull the heavyweight division back to the masses

Posted July 25, 2014 12:31 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Tark; Are you honestly claiming that Tyson Fury would comfortably handle a prime version of Andrew Golota and is a better, harder punching fighter, than prime Riddick Bowe. Eddie Futch said if disciplined Bowe could have become one of the all time great heavyweight champions. There’s no comparing their respective pedigrees at this stage. Also Golota at the time of his fights with Bowe was seen by many as the world’s most talented heavyweight. He was a sensational talent whose career was ruined by mental illness and an inability to control his temperament. Providing he didn’t foul excessively the Golota who fought Bowe would knock out Tyson Fury

Posted July 25, 2014 12:21 pm 


Anonymous

the only thing fury said yesterday that was true,was that hw boxing today is a total Joke.

Posted July 25, 2014 12:16 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark, Riddick Bowe had 5x the career that Tyson Fury will EVER have… Man here we go with Tark substituting guys who accomplished something of note in boxing for guys who did NOT…. Fury did what? beat Chisora? Bowe took the GREAT Evander Holyfields “0” and contrary to whatever insanity Tark may soon concoct, Chisora is NOBODYS Evander Holyfield…Fury has 22 fights and has NEVER held a World Title whereas Bowe was Undisputed HW Champion… Beating Steve Cunningham, Maddalone, Rogan and Zack Page mean that at this point in his career Fury is just ANOTHER forgettable HW around during the Klitschko era… SMH

Posted July 25, 2014 12:07 pm 


Bla

Oh, Fury clearly ducked Pulev. Never heard of a challenger ducking a challenger…… He knows his level.

Posted July 25, 2014 11:23 am 


Bla

Bowe was a world champion and stopped Holyfield. He was excellent at infighting, though he did run from Lewis. Tyson Fury isn’t a heavy puncher and has been on the deck about 5 times already, fighting nobodies (even by the current forgettable heavyweights). To compare Bowe and Fury, who has achieved nothing, is ridiculous to say the least. To flat out say Fury would win is just pathetic. Though not as pathetic as claiming a 41 year old Tua was in better shape than a 28 year old peak one.

Posted July 25, 2014 11:20 am 


TARK

“Fury fights like Riddick Bowe without the power or the chin.” … I don’t see these 2 as being similar at all.

Fury actually carries good power. He’s the only fighter to stop Steve Cunningham. He did it with one shot. Fury is a huge man 6’9″ X 250. Bowe didn’t last real long because he got hit too much.

Andrew Golota was no puncher, and He had Bowe down 3 times.. Bowe hated to fight big guys who could hit.. Much like Golota he was a little cowardly … Bowe flat out refused to fight Lewis. He turned down a Michael Grant fight.

Bowe was wide open and fairly easy to hit compared to Fury, who would have 4 inches of height, 4 inches of reach, and overall size on Bowe.

Andrew Golota beat Bowe up. Golota would be a about a 5-round job for Fury. Even super slow Michael Grant stopped the cowardly Golota.. I believe Bowe is the only top heavweight Golota matched well up with … Lewis, Tyson, and Brewster tanned The Foul Pole’s ass in a round or two.

Posted July 25, 2014 10:59 am 


Boxtradumas

You twits, the limey will win this one. I am the greatest forecaster ever born.

Posted July 25, 2014 10:54 am 


OneInchPunch

Grate Britain – Price was ready to face Tyson… IT was Tyson how dropped the belts and run away!!

Posted July 25, 2014 9:50 am 


Anonymous

Boxtradamus shut the fook up you pathetic idiot.

Posted July 25, 2014 9:36 am 


Typhoin

Poor old tyson is mentally all over the place ,a series of contradictions but I admire his fighting spirit and heart ,at least he will fight anyone(except pulev,he conveniently forgets that)but if ustonov is there with 9 min to go and still in the fight tyson has a problem ..he cannot realise this as he has never been at this stage of a fight with a larger experienced opponent…very interesting I think

Posted July 25, 2014 9:29 am 


@

Pulеv hаs difrеnt stуlе from, Furу уou know

Posted July 25, 2014 8:27 am 


Boxtradamus

Ustinov by MURDEROUS KO. He may be slow but he has a lot of power in those right hands. He will FINISH what Cunningham started. I am ready to celebrate my fantastic pick over the weekend.

Posted July 25, 2014 8:09 am 


Ingleberry

I agree the Irish call them “Nackers”!

Posted July 25, 2014 8:06 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

I don’t know when Fury decided that he wanted to go down the WBC route? All the talk seemed to be forcing an eliminator for Wladimir Klitschko yet suddenly Fury seems to not be interested? The title picture has finally become interesting again. You have Wladimir desperate to get his hands on Stiverne before anyone else does, but facing the obstacles of; Don King, a tough mandatory opponent coming up and Deontay Wilder. You have Fury potentially forcing Wladimir to vacate a title, or present himself as a lucrative and winnable defense for Stiverne and you have Jennings, Perez and Glazkhov looking to make some noise very soon. If modern heavyweights fought 4 times a year the division would be very exciting over the next 36 months

Posted July 25, 2014 7:00 am 


WHAT?!?

Fury to win this one in style!! Hmmmm, title shot for the big man next year! Chisora was gonna get another whupping anyways. Tyson Fury to win by KO inside 9 rounds.

Posted July 25, 2014 6:42 am 


Hotdog

Typo>shorts, mine has just fallen lol

Posted July 25, 2014 6:09 am 


Hotdog

Hello posting buddies, Tyson is exciting to watch , either to uppercut himself (YouTube lol) or to watch his boxing shots descending towards ankle . Funny dude .

Posted July 25, 2014 6:08 am 


Kerins

When Tyson beats Ustinov will this shut the haters up by the way fury has a lot of support in Ireland and they don’t class themas a pikey or gypsy in Ireland they treat ed as travlers
with respect not like some Dublin jacking on here said good luck to fury from spain

Posted July 25, 2014 5:02 am 


Anonymous

Brilliant read. Thanks! If Fury can get Ustinov out of there quicker than Pulev did then this definately shows he has pedigree at world level. Only world class opponent he has beat so far was a natural cruiserweight

Posted July 25, 2014 4:48 am 


Grate Britain

Was the word “bravery” added to the English dictionary after the Irish maybe? Haye, Chisora, Price all bums.

Slavic warriors are made of another materia though and this might be end up being a full scale war.

Posted July 25, 2014 4:40 am 


James Blond

This fight is not a move up for Fury. The creature called Chisora would have been an interesting bout but Ustinov is just another fight to keep Fury out of the bars so to speak.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:38 am 


Turkey

Gobble.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:32 am 


Anonymous

Agreed. And if Fury can’t get past him then it will tell us his level.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:31 am 


Real

While I’m not a big Fury fan, he says that he wants to face the best competition, which Ustinov is the best opponent out of the available fighters. Good for him, what a novel idea, if you claim to be the best then fight the best available!!!

Posted July 25, 2014 3:24 am 


Kerins

Warren would,nt trust him has fury,s fallen for the setup this is going to be the hardest fight Tyson has had don’t blink fight no other way unless we see a new calmer Tyson

Posted July 25, 2014 3:17 am 


burst a buble

Fury will come through this fine. I think he stops uslessnov in two or three rounds. If he does not sure the chisora fight happens as quick as they say.

Posted July 25, 2014 3:09 am 


Bla

Ustinov looks in better shape than Fury. Even though he had his t shirt on he looked trimmer. Fury had his shirt off the whole time as if he had something to be proud of?

Posted July 25, 2014 2:34 am 


Anonymous

I think Fury will lose. Last paragraph of this article brilliantly sums it up. It’s about Tyson’s mental state and I don’t like the way he’s acting one bit. He’s talking about having no gameplan and just having a tear up with him. If he does that he’s gonna get knocked out. Fury fights like Riddick Bowe without the power or the chin. Furys head gonna be all over the place come saturday, Ustinov has nothing to lose I sense a disastrous knockout loss for Fury and feel a bit sorry for him even though hes an idiot because people keep pulling out and hes brave enough to fight a really dangerous guy at short notice. Good read

Posted July 25, 2014 2:26 am 


Bo Bo Olson

Holms and Young were Ali’s sparing partners. It helped Holms.

The problem is sparing partners are not paid to go all out. They if they are more professional sparing partners than fighters making some eating money waiting for a fight…that is some times promised on the under card is they become defensively minded, covering up, taking a punch instead of punching first.

I don’t know how much Ustinov has been just a sparing partner since his loss.

Posted July 25, 2014 2:05 am 


Tinker bell

Much of the boxing world doesn’t take fury seriously because he doesn’t seem to take himself that seriously. You gotta project competence and be competent for others to respond reciprocally. I for one think fury needs to improve in two areas: he needs a serious disciplined attitude to boxing that makes it a full time part of his life rather than an occasional hobby horse; second, he needs more power to progress through the HWs any further.

He and john fury insist that in the last 3 months he has made much progress in both these areas. Let’s wait and see how he handles someone his own size. My early impression from one of the pressers is that fury still looks flabby around the gut and that is indeed a worry for a fighter still in his 20s professing to be in the shape of his life. In contrast Ustinov looks trimmer and harder than I recall him being.

Posted July 25, 2014 2:01 am 


Derek

Why is this fight the only HW fight being talked about? With a replacement fighter?

Is not Mike Perez/Bryant Jennings still on? Or was that one cancelled too.?

Posted July 25, 2014 1:54 am 


TARK

How much will Saturday night tell us about Fury?

For one thing, it’ll tell us whether he’ll get knocked out by Wladimir Klitschko next year… He needs to win for that to happen.

Posted July 25, 2014 1:16 am 


TARK

Claiming Ustinov is a better opponent than Chisora is a stretch.. The man will be 38 this year and pretty much quit against Pulev.. The Fury team had a chance to opt for Wach, who was also in Chisora’s camp and ready to fight.. Wach would be a tougher matchup than Ustinov for certain.

Generally speaking, you don’t bring sparring partners in who can beat you up — so I don’t know how much better these guys are than Chisora.

This is definitely a come down in opposition, but it’s hard to say how much.. A Ustinov victory would ring the bells for him worldwide, so I think he’ll be composed an ready to fight.. He’s very much aware of what an upset win could do for him.

Posted July 25, 2014 1:07 am 


brza da originator

@rod great post . Fury could well be the most exciting fighter in boxing given his in n out of the ring need to entertain . Its this devil may care attitude that could bring the heavyweight division back to the mainstream especially that he seems to have a great protagonist inside n outside the ring in wilder . I don t know how good these guys can become but lets hope for the sake of the heavyweight division they can walk the walk as well as they talk the talk . As a lover of heavyweight boxing im excited for the first time in a long time

Posted July 24, 2014 11:26 pm 


rod

Fury is not the same man he was three or four years ago. I will never forget him punching himself in the face but that guy is gone. He has a good jab, moves well, can fight on the inside and out, has fast hands and fast feet, a big punch and can take a punch. Hist biggest problem and it is still a problem is his lack of mental composure. He just gets caught up in the movement. His head is focused on entertaining the crowd rather than sticking to a game plan. He has been screwed around for 18 months with cancelled fights and now at the last minute is fighting a guy who is a better opponent than chisora. Ustinov is massive, is tall at 6’8, has a chin, can punch, also can take a shot. Fury should out move ustinov and give him a beating. That is if he can keep his focus. Fury is a better boxers with better skills and a better athlete. If he makes a mistake like he did again cunningham he could get KOed but I think he will be focused and beat Ustinov alot more than pulev did. We will see. Very interesting fight. Could turn into a lewis/vitali brawl.

Posted July 24, 2014 11:05 pm 


old guy

It will tell us a lot if he gets starched.

Posted July 24, 2014 10:14 pm 


skinnysteve

I buy that for a $,

youtube.com/watch?v=HBdLhCbgJy8

Posted July 24, 2014 9:39 pm 


Joe

Shut it, you skinny cnt.

Posted July 24, 2014 9:17 pm 


skinnysteve

tyson fury is the number one fighting man to come out of the UK ever. that’d why the pasty faced northern europeans hate him so much

Posted July 24, 2014 8:25 pm 


Don’t Forget The Mouth Breather

Graeme Barrow – Their is one guy who is streets ahead of any other current fighter on the planet in the “worst behaved” category. ADRIEN BRONER!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 8:20 pm 


Anonymous

Tyson Fury is crap, Anthony Joshua would hammer him right now. He’s a sideshow freak with a crap chin.

Posted July 24, 2014 8:03 pm 


graeme barrow

Ustinov is surprisingly mobile for his size, and takes a good punch, as he showed over here against David Tua. BUT, as a former martial arts fighter, he holds his hands very low, which he gets away with against smaller fighters but this might get in trouble against the taller Fury. The real question is whether Britain (or indeed the world) wants a world champion as foul-mouthed, boorish and oafish as Fury. His behaviour is disgraceful. He’s the worst-behaved boxer in the world – or indeed in any sport. – Graeme Barrow, NZ.

Posted July 24, 2014 7:54 pm 


WHAT!?!

Nice try imposter. You got the name wrong and I don’t make ’round’ predictions. In fact when it comes to Fury I don’t make any predictions because he isn’t worth the analysis. He is my No.2 disliked fighter on the planet and a complete joke. Eventually he will have to face an opponent of quality and this sideshow circus freak will be finished.

Posted July 24, 2014 7:41 pm 


Nicolas

With some of the trips to the canvas that Fury has experienced, this will be an interesting test for hiim to go against a man who I believe has 21 knockouts in his 30 fights. While I am somewhat high Fury, I would not be surprised that if Ustinov can land a big one on Fury like Cunningham or I think it was Neven, Fury might suffer a shock. If Fury can pull of a dominating win over Ustinov, and a far better one than Pulov, then perhaps we can start real talks about future heavyweight champ.

Posted July 24, 2014 7:31 pm 


Hoity Toity

Hahahahahahahahah Belasaurus.

Posted July 24, 2014 7:20 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Chambers has been with Fury quite a long time now…4-5 months, perhaps more. Chambers has had time to teach Fury how to box better.
From that alone I’d expect Fury to be a better fighter than expected. If not…if he’s doing the same dumb things. Then even if he wins he’s not going places.

Any one know who Chambers is fighting?

Posted July 24, 2014 6:52 pm 


Anonymous

if the 6ft 7in bald headed 38 year old can get to the ring with out being out of breath, he has a chance.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:51 pm 


Anonymous

Fury is a bum.

TARK is an idiot.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:39 pm 


TARK

This fight is going to tell us something about Fury… Ustinov has the demeanor a middle-aged accountant or software engineer… or a political science professor.

He doesn’t seem to have the temperament of a fighter, yet he had over 60 professional kickboxing matches before turning to the more lucrative sport of Boxing.

He seems to be a somewhat shy and timid individual, which is the polar opposite of Fury’s brash behavior.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:20 pm 


WHAT?!?

Fury wins by KO inside 9 rounds.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:14 pm 


Ned

Everyone’s over hyped these days. You can blame the 24 hour a day media for that.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:11 pm 


Dan

right, Fury is no where near world class. Overhyped.

Posted July 24, 2014 6:03 pm 


Honey Badger

Fury is no where near world class! I have been watching since his first few fights on ITV here in the UK, he still makes the same mistake as i seen in his first fight and that is he jabs and power right cross if it lands he drops both of his hands. Lately he has only been dropping for a second or so but this is something apparent in every fight. Any fighter worth his salt will have noticed this! IE waiting to get KTFO!!

Posted July 24, 2014 5:48 pm 


JJ

Tyson Fury has beaten Dereck Chisora once before. Personally, I expected Fury to beat him again. Come on, what has Chisora really proven apart from being an honest trier who takes a good punch? Beat who in world class exactly, Sam Sexton?!? Over-confident ‘Del Boy’ took the fight against a 14-0 Fury the first time and lost over the distance, then went 12 with Helenius who broke his hand early, lost 10 out of 12 rounds to Vitali. He’s been looking worse ever since Haye stopped him in five rounds and has met softer opposition since. Ustinov stepped in at short notice and it’ll be for the pay day and opportunity of course. If the big Russian had more of a training camp and a longer time frame to prepare, I might have given him a better chance to win. He might fancy his chances early anyway, but I’ll take Tyson Fury to stop him. It is what it is.

Posted July 24, 2014 5:44 pm 


matthews

Fury talks s#*t about wlad but if he wins this wbo eliminator has expressed his interest in fighting BS for the wbc title. He would be a mandatory for wlad but wants to go another route for a title, he’s all talk.

Posted July 24, 2014 5:35 pm 


rigs

Wilder vs klitscko would be a great fight

Posted July 24, 2014 5:31 pm 


Rustybucket

Well written article.
And while I agree tbat Ustinov is a better opponent than Chisora, that is only because we already know that Tyson has beaten Chisora, and there is no real reason to suggest the result would be any different in a rematch.
The real problem wirh Ustinov is that he is a late substitute, and not even been preparing for his own fight, but has onlt been a sparring partner.

Fury should and I expect him to win within 9 rounds, as Ustinov gasses out, but won’t be surprised if Fury pulls off an early win.

Posted July 24, 2014 5:08 pm 


brza da originator

@joker cunningham may well be the fastest heavyweight in the game . It is to be expected he would find fury easy n often . But fury offset that wit his size n fightin mentality . So basically it was steves speed against tysons size n the size one out . N if u say hes nothin without size because comparable to other huge heavies he moves like a ballerina so if he were 5inches shorter his all round speed nbody coordination would be so much better it could very well offset losing his whole size advantage

Posted July 24, 2014 5:05 pm 


Joker

Jennings can box well. Haye can box well wlad can box well pulev can box well. . What were u saying again re.tard? Tyson is as crude and technically woeful as they come.

Posted July 24, 2014 5:01 pm 


Joker

The writer talks about the cunningham figth as if steve just happened to land a one in a million perfect shot…this couldnt be farther from the truth. The regularity and ease with which cunningham hit fury with crisp right hands ovr and over again is the real concern here . Furys defence is not existent…

Posted July 24, 2014 4:58 pm 


Waza Davis

@Joker It’s the heavyweight division. Shut up or talk sense, you thick idiot.

Posted July 24, 2014 4:57 pm 


Joker

Where does this whole” Fury can box well” come from. He outranges his opponents by a foot throws lazy jabs and backs straight up with his chin held skyhigh…how is that “boxing well”. He just uses his tremendous height and size advantage to do whatever he pleases. A good boxer? Dont be ridiculous

Posted July 24, 2014 4:48 pm 


Mohammed Jabbar The Hut

Have you heard about Rama Dan, the 6′ 8″ Muslim heavyweight from Qatar?!? He rides into the ring on camels…got a record of 8-16-2 though…

Posted July 24, 2014 4:32 pm 


The Joker

Fury gonna smash up Ustinov. He already whupped Delboy the ‘Woman Beater’ Chisora from Africa.

Posted July 24, 2014 4:28 pm 


Tom Cribb

@Bobby I was the last good white British heavyweight, lol!!

Posted July 24, 2014 4:23 pm 


Bobby

The last British white HW who could fight in world class was Henry Cooper, who was a cruiserweight, LMFAO!! Fury ain’t so bad then and sparks every other Englishman out there. You couldn’t please those whinging whining Brits anyway no matter what you do!!

Posted July 24, 2014 4:21 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

I’m not a big Fury fan. I just think he’s a wildcard in this division and has a size and style which make him very interesting for other top heavyweights. Is he as good as Wilder? no. As good as Pulev? no. As good as Haye? no. However he’s an ‘interesting’ opponent for Wladimir that’s the point. He’s big and fights inside

Posted July 24, 2014 3:52 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Anonymous

Didn’t you write this earlier??
__________________
Boxtradamus

This fight has DRAW written all over it. You can’t separate them in terms of SIZE or ABILITY so it will either be a dull draw or double KO…. I AM THE GREATEST PROPHET EVER BORN!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Posted July 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Just wait as he will say it is not him and you are a fool and his jester…blah blah blah
He is crazy but makes me laugh….ROFL

Posted July 24, 2014 3:41 pm 


rigs

Nothing he fought a guy that’s rank 31. When he fight wilder ranked 7 or fight somebody ranked higher than I will give him some respect

Posted July 24, 2014 3:39 pm 


Pratt

If Ustinov connects,… Tyson goes down, and if Tyson is worth his salt, he gets up off the floor and pounds Ustinov into submission.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:39 pm 


Mike

Waiting till Wlad retires, see how quick Haye announces a return to boxing and mops up the division.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:34 pm 


Bla

Really nasty, disrespectful behaviour from Fury. Think about the feather fisted fighters that have decked Fury, what happens if Ustinov connects???!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 3:32 pm 


KAREEM ABDUL-JABAAR

i wont be watching, catch it on the net next week, would of watched just to see Chisora KO Fury,but thats ok I can wait until Oct/Nov.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:20 pm 


Mook

I appreciate this is an editorialised site, but as a proper career journalist who works on a national quality newspaper I am furious how the author of this article disguises his bias. There is no “arrogant” dismissal of fury’s abilities. Those of us who don’t rate him might be wrong, but his various knockdowns against poor opposition (I’m not including Cunningham) and the way he gassed against Brit level fighters means the view is justified. Not right necessarily, but certainly not arrogant.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:16 pm 


Pinhead

Fury hasn’t lost yet, people are so impatient with boxers, hes only 25 and is near the point where we are going to find out…….FFS let them get there before we shoot them down.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:16 pm 


Pinhead

Fury takes this, he is a very busy fighter for a heavyweight and will land a lot on Ustinov…..I predict.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:14 pm 


the truth

Fury is rubbish never faced any decent hw the writer is a big fury fan haye would beat fury everday of the week fury will never win a decent title woudnt face price or pulev guy is fake arreola klitchko haye wilder sivlster pulev thompson price ect would beat fury

Posted July 24, 2014 3:12 pm 


Ingleberry

Fury believes everything he says when it comes to his boxing ability. So far so good but he seems to have been forced into a risky fight by the cancellation. Training camps can’t be cheap. Chisora sits back while Fury faces a ‘live one’.

Posted July 24, 2014 3:07 pm 


Anonymous

I see master warren laughing all the way to his bank.

Posted July 24, 2014 2:43 pm 


K2 Promotions

Fantastic article very enjoyable and accurate. So much sh*te journalism nowadays on ESB

Posted July 24, 2014 2:42 pm 


detroitko

plenty as he will lose…

Posted July 24, 2014 2:37 pm 


Joker

fury is that ungainly pasty faced uncoordinated loser in school that if you threw a ball to would catch it with his face. he has grown to gigantic proportions and with the carefully selected opponents hes faced thus far has managed to not lose spectacularly. ustinov will change that

Posted July 24, 2014 2:36 pm 


Pinhead

What a fantastic read, there is a great story then surrounds Tyson Fury as we follow his boxing career, all of a sudden he is in a bout which could and I think WILL define him, top stuff cant wait……..and all the best to you Fury!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 2:23 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Saturday will tell us a lot actually, perhaps more than a second win over Chisora who he already beat. Ustinov is a big strong MFer who only lost to Pulev, a top contender in his own right.

Posted July 24, 2014 2:09 pm 


Anonymous

Alexander Ustinov has the old-school Soviet style like Wladimir and Pulev.

Posted July 24, 2014 1:56 pm 


Anonymous

Very very good article. Best assesment of Fury for long time. Its his mind that will cost him the fight or his career

Posted July 24, 2014 1:56 pm 


bruno

I’m really surprised he’s opted for such a risky opponent, so all credit to Fury for putting it all on the line. If he boxes smart (same way he out-boxed and out-thought Kevin Johnson) he should win comfortably on points; if he decides to get cocky, this may be a heavyweight brawl to remember!

Posted July 24, 2014 1:55 pm 


chris.

gonna be messy I reckon.tysons gonna have to chill out a bit and use his boxing for 5 or 6 rounds and pace himself.anyone with a 29 and 1 record from Russia can take a beating all night.

Posted July 24, 2014 1:54 pm 


Anonymous

Didn’t you write this earlier??
__________________
Boxtradamus

This fight has DRAW written all over it. You can’t separate them in terms of SIZE or ABILITY so it will either be a dull draw or double KO…. I AM THE GREATEST PROPHET EVER BORN!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Posted July 24, 2014 1:52 pm 


Boxtradamus

Fury will PUMMEL Ustinov inside 5 rounds. This will be a true THRASHING at the hands of Fury. I am the GREATEST fight PROPHET ever born!!!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 1:50 pm 


eric

It will prove more than just sitting on the shelf, like fury has been.
This fight interest me more than chrisora.

Posted July 24, 2014 1:46 pm 


Anonymous

It will prove that he’s garbage as predicted and should go back to being a bouncer at the clubs.

Posted July 24, 2014 1:28 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Timber…….Big puff man going down
War Fury

Posted July 24, 2014 1:26 pm 


skinnysteve

tyson fury is the greatest fighting man the UK has ever produced of course the pasty faced northern europeans hate him

Posted July 24, 2014 1:22 pm 


Jb221

Alot

Posted July 24, 2014 1:19 pm 


boxer

Fury’s in shape. This will be a good fight!!!

Posted July 24, 2014 1:16 pm 



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