Fury is no GOAT until he Fights Joshua and Usyk

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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retained his WBC title with a brutal sixth-round stoppage of fellow Briton Dillian Whyte in front of more than 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. 
A right uppercut from Fury sent Whyte to the canvas while the champion raised his right hand in celebration.

The Gypsy King’s knockout of Whyte had an awesome quality to it. 

Fury stated that this was going to be his final fight as a professional (not that that stopped him from teasing a crossover fight with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou right after). It would see Fury walk away from the sport undefeated, an accomplishment that is historically uncommon in the division.

However,boxing fans are strongly stating in different quarters that Fury cannot be described as The Greatest Of All Time, until he Fights Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

In summary, Fury has had five world title bouts in his entire career, a positively few haul that is bested even within his own era by Anthony Joshua’s 11 (nine wins). Three of them came against the same man – Deontay Wilder, a one-handed, one-trick knockout artist with plenty of heart but no coordination or stamina.

Tyson Fury thanked the 94 thousand attendees who witnessed his victory,he also thanked Whyte for being a warrior, assuring that he has proven to be one of the best fighters in history.

A little look at history Muhammad Ali proclaimed himself the greatest, but contestable as that claim was, he nevertheless fought every heavyweight of note in his day, and won against most of them too. Joe Louis defended the heavyweight crown 26 times, a record that stands to this day. Rocky Marciano fought everyone in his era as well, and still retired undefeated at 49-0. Both Lewis and Mike Tyson held all major titles on offer at the same time, with the latter still the youngest ever heavyweight champion of the world. Klitschko reigned unbroken for 9 years, the second-longest title reign of all time.

What exactly is Fury’s claim to greatness supposed to be? He lacks longevity, resumé, title defences or any striking historic achievement.

Fury as a GOAT candidate is a risible claim, but perhaps that’s a sign of the times we live in: the more knowledge there is out there, the less people care about any of it. Post-truth times, ladies and gentlemen.

Now it is Fury who came out to the Wembley arena, accompanied with the song, American Pie and an emotional video of the best moments of his career. 

Will this be the last professional fight in the Gipsy King’s career? Time shall Tell..

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