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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.

My Thoughts on Agape Boxing and Gypsy Jem Mace

Gypsy Jem

by Bobby Mac

I  was walking my dog Dingo Red the other evening. Normally we do our thing in the cooler morning hours, but I was in desperate need of a shower, so I cobbled together a quick workout regimen to get good and lathered up before my shower, ie, a brisk walk of Red around the park followed by some spirited bag work.

So we made our rounds in the park which includes a walk around the small parking lot at the Salvation Army Church which has organic vegetable gardens growing in the back lot.

Weeks previous, I had noticed a small sign on one of the side doors to one of the wings of the church, Agape Boxing.

“Hmmm,” I thought, “What’s this? My side of town doesn’t have any boxing gyms.”

I peered in, and couldn’t see anything because of darkness, so I made a mental note to keep checking to find out if anyone ever showed up to train. No such luck, the door remained locked and the lights remained dark.

Finally, this evening, I hit the jackpot. The door was thrown open and stopped in place, so I peaked inside and saw a well equipped little facility that looked to be buzzing along. Since I had Red with me and smelled like a bum sleeping in a sewer, I wasn’t yet in fit circumstance to enter for inquiries.

I went ahead and finished Red’s workout and launched into my bag session, and then hopped into a blessed hot shower. I emerged starving, but I didn’t know how long the Agape Boxing Club would remain open, so I skipped dinner and hightailed it over there still dripping in hopes someone was still there, and, sure enough, it was still humming along. Big fellow resembling Ken Norton working the heavy bag near the entrance nodded at me, with maybe 8-9 guys total in various stages of work outs centered around the one sparring ring.

Fellow by the name of Mike Lopez called me out, so I went over for introductions, and what a friendly gentleman he was for a young whippersnapper. Well spoken and informative also. He was the assistant trainer of this boxing club with his father being the head honcho, but away at the moment.

Mr. Ken Norton’s twin turned out to be the Texas superheavyweight amateur champion, and the Texas lightheavy champ was busy doing laps in my park that I do my laps in, so, wow, what a revelation to find out some top boxers had invaded the neighborhood.

Now, lemme tell you, the odds of running into a box gym in Austin are slim and none, and on my side of town, I’d given better odds of finding a $1000 bill in the park than finding a boxing gym, so I felt a divine obligation to go in and probe the background story.

Mike says they have 15-16 kids from 8 yrs of age to early 20s that they train, and that 7 are in the amateur USAB program, and these boys have some credentials as you can see. The trainers are LCB 1 certified and the club is a Christian organization sponsored by the Salvation Army.

There was one heavily tattooed artist whirling up miniature twisters next to him as he breezed through the skiprope routine for the entire 10 minute duration of my conversation with Mike, including before my arrival and after my departure.

Mike says the facility is open to the public, but it looked to me like he was running a tight ship, so I asked if I could come and do some sparring. He was very cool with his funny look that he gave me, but he said, sure, but I have to come in and work out, ie convince him I could get out the way of my shadow before he would deign to sic one of his boys on me. Fair enough.

I’ve been recently reading up on Gypsy Jem Mace who was reknown for his fitness and health into his 70s. He fought a prime HOFer Charley Mitchell in Scotland for the English title at age 59, drew with Mike Donovan at age 65, and was still giving exhibitions well into his 70s. I could never surpass ye olde Gypsy on that front, but stranger things have happened in boxing. Just think of the miracle of St. Leon.

However, the thought of me having to lose my two front teeth makes me cringe though, so perhaps I’ll leave the miracles of St. Leon in my pipe of dreams where they are better savored.

So, those are my thoughts on Agape Boxing and Jem Mace in a nutshell. Neither knows or knew the first thing about the other, but for some strange reason known only to my Creator, I do.

Go figure.