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Anthony Joshua American Debut: Swaps Out Big Baby For Fatboy Andy Ruiz

Unified British heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua makes his American debut @Madison Square Garden in New York City against the emergency replacement for Jarrell Big Baby Miller, that new challenge being the long time contender Andy Ruiz Jr.

Questions, questions: Rankings, rankings, rankings, and who has their top 10 rankings one month out from this fight?

Answer: Just about any collection of Tom, Dick, Harry and Mary that may create a boxing website these days, but not Moi, though on occasion I may offer up my opinion. Mostly I rely on the two most easily verifiable systems, Boxrec and Ring that tend to have a lot of overlap in their rankings, thus their combination expanded with Boxrec’s complete rankings of the total thousands within each weight division makes for a more studied approach to fighter rankings and any evaluation of fantasy, but more importantly for evaluation of upcoming fights. Ring’s rankings are generated by a panel of, ahem, “boxing experts,” and Boxrec’s are generated by a dispassionate computer algorithm created by boxing enthusiasts with software expertise meant to “ape” what true experts might come up with.

Joshua is in a unique, legendary Wlad Klitschko position by those rankings in that by their “top 10” rankings at the May 1st announcement of Andy as a replacement, their top #2 and 3 collective of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have refused substantial offers, ie what used to be a King’s ransom to fight Joshua, and Joshua had already beaten the previous #3, Joseph Parker, that would normally get him awarded the Ring belt save for the too often confusion of dolts who run that ranking system. He’s already beat Alexander Povetkin who was the longtime #2, and Dillian Whyte who’s still highly ranked, and the #6 Big Baby was popped for drug cocktails to forfeit his Josha fight. Luis Ortiz, and Adam Kownacki have both refused to fight Joshua, gambling that Wilder would get through his last fight against Dominic Breazeale, but no matter who won, the WBC would be the easiest belt to win with them positioning themselves well in their in house WBC rankings. The only top contender left is Kubrat Pulev who has always marched to a different drummer, and their #10, Oscar Rivas, only been in their ratings 3 weeks.

What we can say is that Andy, 32-1, 21 KO is fighting the best fighter he has ever faced, Joshua, 22-0, 21 KO with both being at the peak of prime athletic years, ages 29 born within a month of each other. The 2nd best Andy faced was Joseph Parker whom he lost to in a close fight. Andy last fought April 20th and seems to have had an easy time in knocking out a former supersized 6-7 contender, Alexander Dimitrenko, within 5 rounds while sustaining no injuries, so after a week’s relaxation as the Big Baby Drug Cocktail Bombshell blew up,  Bob Arum, who promotes Andy entered into negotiations with Josh that were quickly signed, sealed, and delivered to the Public on May 1st. That leaves exactly 4 weeks of light sparring for technique and fight planning with no need to get in shape since Andy hadn’t had a chance yet to fall out of boxing shape.

Cue in all the fat boy jokes you want, this fatboy knows how to fight and stepped up when higher rated fighters were not game to. At the announcement of the fight, the always changing Boxrec rankings pegged Andy at 11th which is a fine rating no matter how anyone may dice it up. Andy fought for Mexico in the Olympics even though he was born in Imperial, California located approximately 40 miles north of the Mexican border and 70 or so miles east of San Diego, so I have to wonder if Saul Canelo Alvarez ever drove up in his new Lamborghini that he was recently clocked at 200 mph in France during The Run To Monaco to pay Andy a visit at his training camp for moral support?

This being such a sudden fight made out of the blue with such blatant contrasting physiques and records on display, Joshua sculpted out of bronze and Ruiz a completely different breed of cat, it’s difficult for me to get a handle on the fight. My instincts tell me Andy will prove to be a game and tough customer for as long as the fight lasts if he keeps his chin tucked in. He lasted the distance against Parker in a tough fight, but Joshua is so much bigger, stronger and such a concussive puncher that I’m thinkin’ maybe midrounds, say 7-10 is where Joshua finally drops the hammer. 

The Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder French Farce in LaLaLand

The former Ring heavyweight champ of all the title belts that counted for anything, Tyson Fury, continues his comeback from disgrace to challenge the All American cupcake Deontay Wilder for his TBA/WBC Cheesebelt @Staples Center, Los Angeles this Saturday, December 1st. 

Best Buds forever

Best Buds forever

The mercurially unstable Fury is now on his 5th trainer in 10 years of boxing. That time frame includes a recent 3 yr Bacchanalian where he blew up to near 400 lbs whilst being riddled with drug accusations, a spate of mental illness, and a nasty spat with his incompetent ruling commish, the BBB of C, yet here he is making his 3rd comeback fight far, far away from the green isles of Great Britain. Ben Davison is his fresh young trainer, he of the former middleweight champ and still undefeated fellow Irish traveler, Billy Joe Saunders. Davison has been tapped to bring broken Icarus back to the greatness he has fallen from.

Fury has been training like a fury to drop more than 100 lbs of pure blubber, but we’ve seen this before in the ill fated James J. Jeffries comeback against Jack Johnson more than a century ago. In this case, the just turned 30 year old Fury is much younger and not been retired for the 6 years Jeffries was. Perhaps more importantly, he also been working with Freddie Roach for a 4 week camp at the Big Bear high altitude before moving down to his famed LA Wildcard Gym, and Freddie is supposed to be working his corner as the cut man. More likely Freddie will be in the referee’s face anytime he sees officiating monkey business going on, something almost guaranteed in a bout this big, ie: Andre Ward  vs Mikkel Kessler in the inauguration of the original Super Six Tourney series where the appointed ref of this fight, Jack Reiss, allowed Ward to headbutt, lowblow, hit on the break and rabbit punch the tourney favorite Kessler into submission, a low water moment in American boxing that occurs near weekly these days.  

In 2015 Reiss stopped the TBA/short notice journeyman Johann Duhaupas on his feet after taking a few punches. That insured our dearDeyonce, who had been fighting with a completely shut eye for the previous 4 rounds that are normally grounds for a stoppage upset, would advance to bigger peanuts on the dollar paydays. Remember, California is the state so dysfunctional that it tried to secede not from the Union this year, but from itself by splitting into 3 states before being shot down by the courts! Those folks ain’t right in the head, so hence landing this French Farce!

Crafty boxing disguising that Fury is holding up his trunks to prevent mooning the fans…only in boxing!

Our Dearest Deyonce as he has become known to his critics who greatly outnumber his few fans, is finally stepping up to the big time after a 10 year career of fighting TBAs on short 1-2 weeks notice. For those needing an abbreviation translation, that’s “Too Be Announced” fight lingo for a fighter who steps in when the promoter has a venue with some fighters but no opponents that buys time to troll for the lowest bidders. He’s had the same 3 trainers for 10 years including former welter champ Mark Breland, and now he has 3 managers that include  Al Haymon these last 5 years, so his meager bags of peanuts get parsed up 6x plus the promoter for sparse earnings all around once Deyonce’s share comes around. This fight guarantees the proverbial jackpot for all concerned, yet is still peanuts compared to what the great Brit, Anthony Joshua, rakes in as the King of all he surveys in the boxing landscape. It’s been left up to The Big Goof to promote the thing, and here he does during a hilarious street stroll around downtown LA as he discovers only 2 of the few dozen people on the street have ever heard of Wilder.

As far as demonstrable skills, even club fighters of yore would greatly exceed Deyonce, but what he does have along with the referee in his pocket for every fight is his eraser, that wild right hand needing surgical repairs that bails him out trouble in all but one of his 40 TBA fights. And yup, he needed that ref to buy him extra recovery time after Ortiz had blasted him to smithereens,  thus booting him down the line to make the Fury fight.

Deyonce swings off balance ready to be easily countered

Pummeled into the corner ready for a nap

In Fury’s two comeback bouts, he was off balance needing to hold the ropes and punching weak as a new born kitty, so he may well be permanently lost as a top heavy. If indeed he can regain the use of his legs and balance, his hand speed appears to be intact, but it was the imposition of his massive size and strength as much as anything that enabled him to shrug off any Wladimir Klitschko clinches with furious flurries of punches. It remains to be seen if he can recover that formidable aspect of his game.

 The ebullient Fury is, however, still an apex predator in getting under opponent skins with his blarney, easily instigating a woefully weak two bit sucker punch from Deyonce to demonstrate just what a thug he truly is. If either gets stretched out on the canvas, there will be massive celebrations. It’s a fight for the haters as it were, so sadly, but it didn’t have to come to this, especially for Fury who for all his numerous flaws, is still an off the cuff comedian at heart.

Then we have the ultimate wildcard in play, the nanogram BALCO Vic VADA drug testing to consider that has derailed over $100 million in fight purses by now and ever counting!

Looking for Any Street Taco Residue!

Looking for Any Street Taco Residue!

Lord only knows what might happen of either fighter spontaneously partakes of an LA street taco!

Time to rumble young men, rumble and let the flac of two untested fighters fall where they may…

 

 

Big Tyson Fury in Belfast vs Francesco Pianata

Big Tyson Fury, 26-0, 19 KO came out of hibernation for his fans in Manchester a couple months back, so here he returns to console and consolidate his Irish fans in Belfast against Francesco Pianeta, 35-4-1, 21 KO, currently ranked 140th on Boxrec, but a former title contender before taking some hard losses. That would be Saturday, August 18th @Windsor Park.

Fury Fun & Games

Fury Fun & Games

One would suppose Fury’s previous rust removing Sefer Seferi bout was training for a Tony Bellew sized fighter who is currently boxrec ranked 4th over the 5th ranked Fury. Pianati would be a practice against an Anthony Joshua sized fighter, currently the boxrec #1. Along with Joshua and Bellew, the three Brits dominate the top heavyweight rankings and are currently the three most popular English fighters in Britain, so Fury seems to have got his natural promotional wits about him in his heralded return.

Pianeta wouldn’t normally have much of a chance against Fury in the past, but here he could catch a lackadaisical, carefree Fury clowning around for for a big downing, so we shall see.

Please Don’t Faint~ It’s Deontay Wilder vs Johann Duhaupas

Johann Duhaupas won the French lottery when the TBA Heavyweight was chosen on short notice to challenge the increasingly spooked WBC beltholder Deontay Wilder as he pussyfoots ever so lightly toward his limpid legacy. The historical world renown Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama was chosen as the venue come Saturday, September 26th, and WHOOHOO, who else to thank but the usual suspects squirreled away deep where the sun don’t shine in an underground Vegas bunker trying to take over boxing.

“The Reptile” Duhaupas

The bad news is that the 34 years old Duhaupas only has a 34th ranking on boxrec, but the good news is he’s ranked #1 in France as the French Heavyweight Champion for the limp wristed Wilder fans to swoon over. The bad news is that the last American Olympic boxing medalist, bronze, has been given a new nickname by anti social media monkeys, the Bronze Bambi. The good news is that Duhaupas might just be the 3rd best fighter Wilder has ever fought. The bad news is few care about boxing anymore much less this faint hearted Olympic medalist. The good news is few care about boxing anymore, so fewer fighters are left to get hurt and fewer fans are disappointed.

The really sad, really bad news is that Sugardaddy Al Haymon, his overseer, passed on a $2 million dollar Shannon Briggs offer to challenge Wilder for considerably less against the unknown Euro based Frenchman now travelling to Alabama. The really feel good news is that I don’t make this stuff up folks, only in boxing can we be provided with such rich material to snicker over.

The promotion is touting that this is supposed to be the first prime time heavyweight title fight on NBC since May 20, 1985. Then the rapidly fading Larry Holmes poorly defended  his ill begotten IBF bauble against young Carl “The Truth” Williams in Reno, Nevada. Larry was well whooped with his eye completely closed against the raw kid, should’ve been a stoppage, but boxing kept Larry propped up for one more fight, his 49-0 attempt against Michel Spinks who, like Williams and Witherspoon before him, easily outboxed the increasingly plodding, gunshy Larry, and lo and behold, actually got credit for it. Amazing things sometimes do happen in boxing and in life, after all, we remember getting money for our baby teeth under our pillows, but I don’t think the Tooth Fairy will be visiting the Frenchman in Alabama.

Not sure about the exact numbers, but it may well be Wilder holds the modern world heavyweight record for the most TBA knockouts, so the burning question for this “event” is…badaboom…how do you say DUH in French with an Alabama accent? 

WBC Emeritus Vitali Klitschko Returns For Historic Scrum of 20 Heavyweight Champs

WBC Emeritus Champion Vitali Klitschko is supposed to be on his way to a historic scrum of near two dozen former heavyweight champions Saturday, September 5th. Former Vitali victim, the permanently topless Shannon Briggs, 58-6-1, 51 KO, goes against Michael Marrone, 21-4, 15 KO, in the main event of this heavyweight brouhaha at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

The Mayor of Kiev has had his hands full since elections with the ongoing Russian military conflicts over Ukrainian sovereignty. He was seen last week in Kiev watching Ukrainian compatriot and fellow boxer Oleksandr Usyk demolish South African Johnny Muller, so I assume K2 Promotions he runs with his brother Wlad are doing well these days.

Projected  former world heavyweight champions slated to attend include reigning champ Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Michael Spinks, Tony Tucker, Roy Jones Jr., Michael Moorer, Ray Mercer, Hasim Rahman, Tony Tubbs, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Mike Weaver, Evander Holyfield, Tim Witherspoon, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Pinklon Thomas, Michael Bentt, Lamon Brewster, Leon Spinks and Bruce Seldon.

Neon Leon Spinks will be the most senior of the champs dating back to his shock of Muhammad Ali in 1978  who is likely unable to attend due to his poor health. Other projected absences would be Herbie Hide(jail sentence,) James Toney(stripped by IBF after positive steroid test,) and David Haye(recovering pinky toe.)

In particular the new owner of “regular” WBC heavy strap, Deontay Wilder may also be missing in action even though he’s only a hop and skip away in Alabama(Sugardaddy Al Haymon, his overseer, passed on a $2 million dollar Shannon Briggs offer to challenge Wilder for considerably less against a Frenchman in Alabama. I don’t make this stuff up folks, only in boxing)

Can’t say I know many of the details, but presumably there will be a meet and greet type banquet with requisite speeches prior to the boxing matches. Probably some autograph and picture sessions, the usual splashy stuff that would befit this historic occasion. It’s telling how many “champs” have been packed in this 37 year span, yet less than a handful could be said to have been dominant, and only Wlad can be said to have cleaned out the division, a couple of three times now as he is tying and breaking Joe Louis heavyweight records.

Deontay Wilder vs Eric Molina, Did We Hear That Right?

OK now, Deontay Wilder vs Eric Molina… an all time classic poised in the queue waiting to set the venue on fire @ the storied Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Just for you hardcore fans, Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina with a 44th boxrec ranking, 16th in the US of A, and 2 first round KO losses…Perfecto!

Yeah, Right!

Yeah, Right!

And you thought boxing had died. And who to thank for this? The usual suspects I suppose…no need to mention any shameless names, but golly gee, thankzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

 

Deontay Wilder Finally Steps Up Vs Bermane Stiverne

Freshly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) defends against his mandatory, Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) this Saturday, January 17 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for boxing, more specifically American boxing, Wilder is only a modest prospect by his limited achievements, yet by hook and crook has managed through dubious rankings in the WBC and shady maneuverings at Al Haymon/Golden Boy News of the Ring World to become top rated contender.

Perhaps more telling has been the tepid promotional push since the fight was announced. That this deal is a backroom deal seems more and more apparent as it flies under the usual radar of hyped American heavyweight title fights. The bigger story is news that Golden Boy Promotions has given up his interest in Al Hayman signed fighters and settled his lawsuit against Richard Schaefer the week before this fight.

In contrast look for the planned Wladimir Klitschko/Bryant Jennings fight at Barclays in Brooklyn to be very well promoted as a legitimate heavyweight challenge by a worthy American against the growing legacy of the long time champ. Though the monetary terms have been agreed to, the other big boxing story is the advances Roc Nation has made by the recent signing of Jennings which may complicate the final details.

Yes,

Yes, “It” Happens!

The Don King promoted Stiverne manage to earn his limited chops and the WBC title by beating long time contender Chris Arreola, once in 2013 and again in 2014 for the belt. Arreola himself had something of a specious record after never having beat a top ten contender, the ultimate scourge of the last decade of faint hearted US heavyweight prospects and their promoters. The last US Olympic boxing medalist, Wilder, was last seen buried in California on the undercard of little known IBF Welter champ Shawn Porter when he defended against even less known British contender Kell Brook. In spite of Wilder’s bronze medal in 2008 and perfect 34-0, 34 KO record, only a couple dozen fans were in the seats of the Stubb Hub to watch him pad out his choreographed streak against long time journeyman Jason Gavern.

Mutt & Jeff Monkeyshines

Mutt & Jeff Monkeyshines

The physical aesthetics of this fight are something akin to a modern day rendition of the old Mutt & Jeff cartoon given the sleek 6-7 tattooed physiology of 29 year old Wilder in contrast to the stubby blubber of the 36 year old Stiverne, generously listed at 6-2 on boxrec in spite obviously challenging the 5-11 mark. In a styles make fights sport, the fight becomes a real puzzle since nobody knows what kind of style Wilder will use since he’s never faced any fighter near the danger of the limited Stiverne who can easily be outboxed in the early going. Does Wilder have the stamina to go the distance against a tough guy like Stiverne? Does he have the power to knock him out? Does Wilder have the chin to stand up to the inevitable shots landed on him? Does he have the innate moxie to know when to move and box and when to stand and land?

We know what Stiverne brings but in spite of 34 fights we don’t know what kind of fighter Wilder really is other than heavily protected and we may not find out given the shaky promotional natures of Don King and Al Hayman for whom fairly officiated fights are an anathema. This is a roll of unknown dice for the public, however there’s little doubt that young Wilder represents the future American boxing interests as opposed to the unheralded Haitian Stiverne who can never generate a decent sized purse unless the unspeakable happens and he knocks out Wilder. Then he would have to sign to fight Wladimir Klitschko in a unification bout, not likely given his promoter Don King’s reluctance to risk one of his last meal tickets.

Speculation aside, the model for this “event” is likely found in the first Michael Dokes vs Mike Weaver confrontation when the unsung Weaver was stopped controversially in the first round in spite of having all of his faculties just because he took some hard punches as was always his style. Naturally Don King secured the rematch which did nothing to settle the controversy with the draw result.

Stiverne is the closest heavyweight to the Weaver style today and there is no historical parallel to the limitations of Wilder, so the big question is whether the ref will favor Wilder or not. Regardless, I don’t see these guys going the distance and the potential for controversy is about as high as it can get for a fight.

 

Could Deontay Wilder Even Beat Hughie Fury?

The last men’s US Olympic boxing medalist is the 2010 Bronze medalist, Deontay Wilder. He’s 28 years of age now and sports one of the most contrived records in boxing today, 31 wins, zer0 defeats, 31 knockouts over his 6 year career without ever having beaten a legit top 20 opponent, yet somehow recently managed to worm his way into a consensus top 10 ranking.  Not only, but he’s the WBC mandatory challenger to boot.

You can read about the Wilder opponent selection here in another fantasy bout I proposed years back with Hughie Fury’s older cousin, the top ten ranked Tyson Fury who also sports a perfect 22-0 record, but earned the hard way against enough top guys that they could no longer keep him from cracking the ranks many moons ago.

https://roberto00.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/reality-%e2%80%98what-if%e2%80%99-fantasy-tyson-fury-vs-deontay-wilder-2/

The 19 year old Hughie Fury made his 2013 debut in Montreal, Canada, knocking out a more highly ranked heavy than most of Wilder’s opponents have been, meaning that with almost no amateur credentials, the much younger Hughie Fury started off higher ranked than Wilder started and currently sports a boxrec ranking of 115th which is higher than that of Wilder for most of his 6 year career. Hughie may have some size over Wilder as well and is still filling up and out.

Career record here:

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=643611&cat=boxer

The crux of this fight is that Wilder as of this date, August 9th, has yet to declare who his scheduled August 16th TBA opponent is with only a week to go. How a top ten fighter can still be fighting Gary Russell type TBAs so deep into his career can be explained away on the advice of manager, promoter, the daylight, nightlight, and always bright lights avoiding Al Haymon whose aversion to public contact extends to fighters under his care.

Could the vastly more experienced and mature Wilder even beat the 19 year old Hugie Fury in a real fight as opposed to the usual Wilder canned setups that he has feasted on? Crimony, he couldn’t even knockout infamous internet troll Charlie Zelenoff in their ill advised grudge match held earlier this year.

Olympic Bronze

Olympic Bronze

I don’t have a clue since Wilder simply has yet to be legitimately tested, nor has Hughie Fury which is to be expected after only one year. Deontay Wilder vs Hughie Fury would make a big headline stadium fight in England, but would the Wilder minders ever dare such a risky proposition against a fighter with a pulse?

OK, we get that Wilder has to stay busy while he awaits his WBC title shot from Bermane Stiverne who is promoted by the infamous Don King. Sure, we know that King will get that defense stalled until late into 2015, so why is Wilder still going after short notice TBA fighters?

Pity about all that, but such is the current state of the sagging flagship hope of American boxing.

Heavy Ides of March: Adamek vs Glazkov & Wilder vs Scott

My, my, The Fates have left the two best American based foreign national heavyweights fighting each other in America this Ides of March while the two best American heavyweight prospects have been sent packing to Puerto Rico for a showdown. That would be Saturday, March 15th when grizzled veteran Tomasz Adamek of Poland takes on his natural prime aged rival Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine at the Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA, a prototypical Eastern European fight held on American soil these days.

The 37 year old two division champion “Goral” has a stiff task in the 29 year old 2008 superheavyweight Olympic Bronze Medalist “Czar.” Adamek’s 49-2-1, 29 KO record makes the Glazkov 16-0-1, 11 KO record look a bit puny, but things should be spiced up since this is the IBF #2 Eliminator and both fighters are fairly offensively oriented and hungry for a crack at the Wlad sweepstakes all everything that counts title.

The Fates may have gotten their shipping orders mixed up when they sent the last American boxing Olympic medalist, heavyweight Bronze winner Deontay Wilder and his opponent Malik Scott to Bayamon, Puerto Rico in support of the undercard of the Danny Garcia/Mauricio Herrera mismatch. The saving grace might be some nice Caribbean sun and surf relaxation for them after their gig as winter storms continue to torture much of the western world.

Incredibly the 28 year old Wilder is in his 7th year as a pro with 30 wins by 30 knockouts, yet he has never fought another title contender yet in spite of being aligned with the powerful Al Hayman/Golden Boy Promotional combine. Here he goes against what passes as a modern day American gym legend, the 33 year old Malik Scott best known for nursing along his undefeated record for years against the usual spate of blue collar journeymen, currently at 36-1-1, 13 KO.

Once Malik stepped up his competition, first there was the stinker of a draw against Glazgov and then an unseemly knockout loss in Britain to Dereck Chisora. Scott couldn’t be bothered to step up his end of the action in those two breakout fights for him, but now he gets another chance, a mighty big one, but will he take it? Wilder currently holds a scruffy WBC Continental Americas bauble, but rumors say this match might end up being a WBC eliminator with the winner fighting the winner of the Bermane Stiverne/Chris Arreola battle for the vacated WBC title. Team Wilder’s long developmental path has thus far targeted the easiest path path possible to a belt, so enter the bewildered Scott.

I tend to think the Adamek/Glazonov bout will be action packed and favor Adamek in a hard fought decision where Glazkov earns new respect by the end of the fight. Scott’s negative defensive boxing is likely to make Wilder look like stink early on, but I have to think if Wilder doesn’t gas out, a possibility given his lack of professional rounds, only 53 rounds recorded thus far compared to Scott’s 223 rounds, that eventually Wilder catches up to whack out Scott.

It’s now up to the fighters. I await their verdicts.

Reality ‘What If’ Fantasy–Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Breaking news for this coming February 19th.

A rare astrological phenomena  of top prospects Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder having aligned on separate cards ready to fight this Saturday has torn a rift in the gravitational  pull of the earth’s magnetism  that has sparked this rare communiqué.       

Mars Sez

Mars Sez

 

Message from  Mars, The God of War to The Goddess of Mother Earth, Ceres:

Would you direct two of my better known, most promising prospects to summon the stones to fight each other. I am on duty for supplications to insure this modern British/American rivalry comes off.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Wow, two near prime, stratospherically bodied heavyweights and undefeated knockout artists with shining amateur records fighting on the same day in different locales when they could be making a small fortune and acclaim for fighting each other.

What a matchmaker Mars would be if he can pull this off, but he needs plugged in team members and an enthusiastic promoter to pull it off.

Young 22 yr old Fury has been fighting around the same time frame as the 26 yr old Wilder in parallel worlds a continent apart, so ‘What If’ they do what is expected and knock out their scheduled opponents? Would there any shortage of boxing fans with a pulse and the hope of a good ol’ fashioned heavyweight slugfest between two young warriors bringing it who wouldn’t storm the gates for a look see?

With the exception of a few crusty old curmudgeons and callous youth, me thinks this could grow some legs and make for an international broadcast, particularly if Fury would storm Wilder’s home state of Alabama under the guise of the newly minted boxing commission that Wilder’s team played a role in creating that you can read about here:

http://www.fightnewsextra.com/cc/2011/02-wilders.htm

A well planned promotion would solve the dilemma that Fury faces of late, that of opponents falling out, leaving him fighting a succession of emergency replacements that you can read about here:

http://news.boxrec.com/news/2011/im-sick-prospects-facing-bums-says-tyson-fury

Fury has actually been bouncing around as a fringe contender for over a year now since the date of his first victory and belt for the English title against Big John McDermott. Wilder remains beltless thus far which could toss the proverbial monkey wrench in to any projected fight.

Fury has already gone the distance in a 10rd championship fight, and was in a 12 rd championship fight that he ended early with a big knockout. Wilder, in spite of being the more physically mature fighter, has never been further than the 4th round of a 6 round fight, so he would be at a distinct disadvantage except that he would hold the hometown advantage.

Would Wilder seize the opportunity?

Team Wilder

 
Team Wilder

Much depends on whether Wilder can get by unranked career lightheavyweight DeAndrey Abron this Saturday and how hungry he is to fight a heavyweight with a pulse and a punch and a rating. At his current rate of development, if he lives to be 90, he might be ready for a title shot.

Notwithstanding, he seems like a good kid who is making ‘The’ debut fight of the new Alabama Boxing Commission this Saturday, so if he is satisfied with the comforts of home, he’ll have a nice soft place of retirement where he has some influence if his push forward gets any softer than it currently is.

Wilder is exactly the type of undefeated young slugger Fury seems to have developed a penchant for recently. Marcelo Luiz Nascimento has a near identical Boxrec ranking to Wilder, 102 to 100 respectively, and Rich Power was equally big, strong, undefeated and big punching until Fury knocked him about the ring.

Fury in training 

Fury in training

 

While Fury has already stepped up his competition, when will he fight someone near his own current ranking again, currently 28th on Boxrec? The closest prime, ranked, undefeated heavy below him is 28 yr old American, Seth Mitchell, 20-0, 15 KO at 33rd. The closest above him is 25 yr old  Russian Denis Boytsov, 25-0, 23 KO at 24th.

Wilder has stated that he’s open to sparring with any heavyweight preparing to fight one of the Klitschko brothers, so with Fury in training with Manny Steward and Wlad now, it seems a perfect rivalry is ripe for the plucking. Prospective heavyweights  need to man up to the mark before the day finally comes when nobody shows up to watch OR to fight anymore.

Git 'er done, Boys!

Git 'er done, Boys!

Don’t mess with Mars, fellows, just git ‘er done as Larry the Cable Guy is want to remind us so he can git on back to work installing all the new cable orders a fight of this magnitude would generate.

Had some great sport mixing and matching you two and hope to see you in action soon.