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Overall, decent interview, but he can't help but have his bias come through. Saying that Ruiz won every round...definitely did not win round 2, and then saying that the ref jumped in and helped AJ against Takam, because otherwise Takam was going to stop him. :lol: The ref gifted AJ a stoppage win, but it was in the 10th round in which AJ had won virtually every round. The idea that Takam was on the verge of stopping him in rounds 11 or 12 is farcical.
 
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Nah, I said he made it harder for that rematch to come to fruition by signing with ESPN. Did that make it less likely or more likely than being a free agent? Clearly, unless you're being totally biased, it made it less likely, and that means money came first. That's perfectly fair enough, he's the one in there, but it means all this "he only cares about the fights, not money" is bollocks.

Schwarz is an absolute farce of a fight. But if it's Wilder next...cool, I will be happy and hopefully he does what he did last time but avoids the KD's. But I can support him without pretending he is totally honest, never comes out with any bollocks and never flip flops on things. If he used Whyte to amuse himself by messing Hearn about, he still lied for his own amusement, which still means he is not particularly honest.

I would say he acts more like the real person he is than media trained Joshua, but that doesn't mean we need to pretend he is some paragon of truth.
Generally, I wish I could 'like' your posts twice. Your two in this thread are a perfect example.

Fury's ESPN deal made plain to me that they're all broadly the same, they just come packaged differently. Fair enough to take the money, but the past year or two have demonstrated that all of the top heavyweights (and their handlers) spin their own line of nonsense when it suits them.
 
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Overall, decent interview, but he can't help but have his bias come through. Saying that Ruiz won every round...definitely did not win round 2, and then saying that the ref jumped in and helped AJ against Takam, because otherwise Takam was going to stop him. :lol: The ref gifted AJ a stoppage win, but it was in the 10th round in which AJ had won virtually every round. The idea that Takam was on the verge of stopping him in rounds 11 or 12 is farcical.
You're at it again!
 
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Fury's ESPN deal made plain to me that they're all broadly the same, they just come packaged differently. Fair enough to take the money, but the past year or two have demonstrated that all of the top heavyweights (and their handlers) spin their own line of nonsense when it suits them.
Exactly. And I cannot begrudge Fury deciding to focus mainly on money, he beat the man, he has overcome a lot of issues in his life and he wants to maximise his earnings...fair play. But then the fans need to drop the bullshit of "fighting man who only cares about fighting the best" because signing with ESPN added a barrier to be overcome to make the biggest fights.

Same as him hyping Schwarz....of course he will, what else would he do, say he's a crap opponent? No. He has to sell it, but to call Whyte a "gym sweeper" while saying Schwarz is like a young version of himself is classic bullshitting. Whyte batters Schwarz.
 
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This honest man actually said that Schwarz has the opportunity to fight for the Lineal Championship of the world.

The guy is a great fighter but is a deluded fool who doesn't agree with himself most of the time.
 
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As for his bit on Wlad...:lol: Ludicrous and no idea why he still hates the man. And if Wlad was never any good in his prime, then Fury's record is even less impressive. It means Fury's best win is Chisora and being robbed against Wilder.
 
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Generally, I wish I could 'like' your posts twice. Your two in this thread are a perfect example.

Fury's ESPN deal made plain to me that they're all broadly the same, they just come packaged differently. Fair enough to take the money, but the past year or two have demonstrated that all of the top heavyweights (and their handlers) spin their own line of nonsense when it suits them.
Fury and Wilder have already fought and are fighting again, who is the missing link from the equation? It’s not hard to figure out who the bullshit artists are.
 
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This honest man actually said that Schwarz has the opportunity to fight for the Lineal Championship of the world.

The guy is a great fighter but is a deluded fool who doesn't agree with himself most of the time.
Deluded how?

He went to Germany and dethroned the most boring heavyweight in history. He beat him in his own backgarden when no one gave him a prayer and most referred to him as a joke.

He schooled and bewildered the bully, took away his right hand stood him on his head. Wlad was done before he got in there with Tyson, the Furys are no ones mugs and they refused to bow to every little trick the nasty devil worshipper tried pulling.

Fury really has all the belts. He has won every single version of the world title in the ring. He is unbeaten, he is the the best heavyweight on the planet.
 
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I think he needs drop the lineal line. He retired / was banned for 2 years. In the past the title was passed on, just seems this never happened.
 
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Fury is multi-dimensional in interviews, he switch-hits between different trains of thought effortlessly (as does Whyte). You can tell when he is bullshitting, joking, straight-talking etc.

You get him as he is at that point in time and it is far more interesting than a large percentage of sportsmen who give mundane, generic replies on camera.

I could watch Fury and Whyte interviews all day long.(Well, for a couple of hours anyway):popcorn:lol:
 
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Fury is multi-dimensional in interviews, he switch-hits between different trains of thought effortlessly (as does Whyte). You can tell when he is bullshitting, joking, straight-talking etc.

You get him as he is at that point in time and it is far more interesting than a large percentage of sportsmen who give mundane, generic replies on camera.

I could watch Fury and Whyte interviews all day long.(Well, for a couple of hours anyway):popcorn:lol:
Yeah, that's the main thing about him and Whyte, even if they're not being full on honest about something they are stating, the actual words that they say are in the moment, a random thing that happens in that interview will see them go off on a tangent, have a laugh with the interviewer and just talk naturally. Joshua just has stock answers and approaches to every question. I don't dislike him for it, but it makes it impossible to warm to him.
 
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To me there’s no lineal champion as Fury was found to be a doper so should be stripped of any titles including any claim to be lineal champ.

Also, honest? Wild boar anyone?
 
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Yeah, that's the main thing about him and Whyte, even if they're not being full on honest about something they are stating, the actual words that they say are in the moment, a random thing that happens in that interview will see them go off on a tangent, have a laugh with the interviewer and just talk naturally. Joshua just has stock answers and approaches to every question. I don't dislike him for it, but it makes it impossible to warm to him.
The IFL interview and Boxing Social one are polar opposites but ironically you are getting the same Fury in both, it's just that he's having a laugh in one and either irritated or taking the piss in the other! :lol:
 
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He is the lineal champion though
Deluded how?

He went to Germany and dethroned the most boring heavyweight in history. He beat him in his own backgarden when no one gave him a prayer and most referred to him as a joke.

He schooled and bewildered the bully, took away his right hand stood him on his head. Wlad was done before he got in there with Tyson, the Furys are no ones mugs and they refused to bow to every little trick the nasty devil worshipper tried pulling.

Fury really has all the belts. He has won every single version of the world title in the ring. He is unbeaten, he is the the best heavyweight on the planet.
Not deluded in his ability (unless we are talking about his power) He is deluded in how honest and genuine he is in character. For example, one minute he says you have to respect Joshua and Wilder because they are champions and fighting men. The next, he says they are both bums and 'dossers'.

People have split opinion of him depending on which interview they watched. He is full of shit most of the time and people see through it. He is deluded in thinking they don't.

p.s. can anyone read the words 'fighting men' without Fury's accent. :lol:
 
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Tyson in one of his moods. Awkward interview!
He came across as a bellend there. First time I've seen that interview, and I don't know what his issue is with that guy, Rob, but he's just acting rude and disrespectful. Unless I've missed something, that guy is pretty professional and never been unfair on a fighter in his coverage. This interview also sums up the nonsense of Fury being "honest", it doesn't matter whether it's a joke or not he is clearly lying about stuff, saying he has done no training, feels burnt out, might turn Schwarz into a trilogy etc etc.

He's just being a bit of a dick and knows that if the interviewer gets pissed off...what can he do? Not ask Fury for interviews again? The only person who loses out there is Rob and his channel.
 
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He came across as a bellend there. First time I've seen that interview, and I don't know what his issue is with that guy, Rob, but he's just acting rude and disrespectful. Unless I've missed something, that guy is pretty professional and never been unfair on a fighter in his coverage. This interview also sums up the nonsense of Fury being "honest", it doesn't matter whether it's a joke or not he is clearly lying about stuff, saying he has done no training, feels burnt out, might turn Schwarz into a trilogy etc etc.

He's just being a bit of a dick and knows that if the interviewer gets pissed off...what can he do? Not ask Fury for interviews again? The only person who loses out there is Rob and his channel.
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