Three elite heavy weights, three under-whelming fight statements.
Boxing’s overdue 2018 momentum has vanished and that which seemed a riveting heavyweight scene today looks like a”disaster”, in accordance with the BBC Radio 5 Live boxing group.
Tyson Fury and WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder promised a rematch, only for a meeting to not just be placed on hold but perhaps be postponed for a full calendar year.
Anthony Joshua cancelled a much-hyped booking of Wembley Stadium in April and today defends his IBF, WBO and WBA names in New York against Jarrell Miller on 1 June.
In a four-week stage from 18 May – when Wilder confronts Dominic Breazeale – to 15 June – when Fury takes on Germany’s Tom Schwarz – all three elite heavy weights will fight in matches few buffs, if any at all, needed.
Precisely what in the world is happening?
A huge fight in 2019? Forget it…
Tyson Fury was last to name his own competitor and there is no uncertainty his movement to combine forces with broadcaster ESPN in the US at February seriously complicated things as all 3 men now utilize different social networks, making discussions between them far more complex.
They’ve dominated discussions but maybe perhaps not to the correct reasons.
Inspired by the answer online to the statements, fans feel it’s a disaster. But as a pro fighter you have to get the maximum amount of money while taking the least amount of risk which is really what they are doing.
With each of the statements we lament that the great age we predict may not happen.
I have to say, it’s a heavyweight crisis.
The big three are not going to fight one another in 2013, let us get that said today. You may possibly have discovered some promoters and TV executives discussing boldly, bravely and saying’yes it may still happen’.
No, they will not fight one another this past year.
A chance to Improve the picture missed
Excitement peaked from the glamour branch in the hours and hours that followed Fury’s enthralling draw with Wilder at LosAngeles. Both men spoke of a rematch, as did the WBC, only for delay to set in before Fury’s ESPN go eventually told buffs to shelve plans for Wilder-Fury II.
Costello: we’re hearing against Bob Arum – the legendary Top Rank promoter who works together with ESPN for Fury – that there will soon be another Fury fight after this season that will not involve Wilder, another showcase fight. Arum is saying if Wilder v Fury happens again, it’s in the early stages of the following year.
Arum will not get much wrong. I only wonder what is in his believing. We’re told he includes a five-fight cope with Fury and I just get the sense Arum has it right so often in the past that maybe we have to allow them to have the space to construct him at the States.
Bunce: I’m not a gambling man but I would have 5p or perhaps even a coffee with you that Fury and Wilder do not fight by May of next year.
Back in December after their draw, Wilder and Fury had that rare part of this sport – a few moral high ground, knowing they would provide us a rematch for what’d thrilled us.
That very first match re converted the US public to the heavy weights, since that they had not been bothered for twenty decades. Suddenly the people bought into it. I’m positive.
Fury owes loving fans
Costello considers Joshua gets the harder of the 3 tasks before himwith Fury’s unbeaten competition the weakest of the 3 men seeking a colossal upset.
Costello: I think there was particular disappointment at the Fury competition. The German is unbeaten in 2-4 struggles but has little to recommend him at the highest degree.
The problem with Schwarz may be that Fury’s greatest displays at the highest degree have already been when he’s already established fighters coming to him.
I have watched Schwarz for action and sometimes he looks like he is in slow motion. S O Fury is going to not have a problem reading .
Bunce: Schwarz being sporadically ticks a boxhe has a sixpack, that is good. But he is out of his depth. The only reason he could work is that I have an atmosphere that Fury could fancy trying to get on top of himfinish it quick and excite the millions watching and the thousands travelling outside.
He owes it to your fans. Now people love him he’s the individuals champion. Part of that comes from the Wilder display and part originates out of the year of flawless PR.
He has placed a foot wrong for this specific competition. Does he overlook the people? No. But he’s to do for them. Because of this, Schwarz may be ideal. The Brits will flood the nevada pubs and also have a wonderful time.