- Jun 4, 2013
Fuck me that's alot of mass he's lost!! I'm getting shades of RJJ dropping from HW to Light HW here.
Fury's said some good bits on this:
"So I think they are going to try to lose weight and try to move a lot. But you can’t do that in one camp, that takes a lifetime practice. We saw Tony Bellew try to do it against [Oleksandr] Usyk, tried copying my style but after eight rounds his legs went. It works, it’s effective, I’ve been successful 29 times in a row with it. You can’t learn it overnight.
"What tends to happen with new things in new camps is when someone practises something in the gym for eight, 10, 12 weeks, and then they go in a fight and try to do it, as soon as they get clipped or get tired, they revert straight back to what they once knew. I’ve soon it many, many times. As soon as he holds his feet and starts to fight back, he loses in my opinion.
"But if he can get on the jab and box and move, which I’ve never ever seen him do, amateur or pro, for 12 rounds which for a heavyweight is a very hard thing to do, at some point he’s going to have to stand and fight. And if he keeps running away from Ruiz with the jab, he’s not got the footwork to do that. Work on what you’re good at, that’s what you’re good at. Tighten your defence up and go forward and smash them."
For a jacked up coke fiend Fury really does seem to understand the game well. He really does across as a knowledgeable guy and I think he might be right here.