TEAM LEFT JAB POST FIGHT KLITSCHKO-FURY
By Hector Franco
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! After 11 years of going without a loss,Wladimir Klitschko met his match in Tyson Fury and lost a one sided unanimous decision. The scorecards read 115-112 twice and 116-112.
From the very beginning Fury’s movement and feints kept Klitschko at arms length. Klitschko would not let his hands go and was content to throw single shots throughout the fight. Fury was relaxed through every round and controlled the pace and distance of the bout with his jab. There were times when Fury would switch to southpaw and be just as effective as he was in the orthodox stance. After each round, Fury became more and more confident and even put his hands behind his back as a way to taunt Klitschko.
Rounds 1-10 were fought at the same pace with Fury simply out boxing Klitschko with his jab, movement and feints. Things were growing much more tense for Klitschko as he felt the fight slipping away from him after each round. There were some close rounds such as 1,4 and 8 where neither man threw many punches, but Fury was able to still dictate the pace of the bout. Klitschko’s biggest weapon, the jab, was completely neutralized by Fury’s movement to the point that it was a non-factor in the contest. Along with Fury’s movement giving Klitschko issues, this bout highlighted Klitschko’s inability to fight on the inside. The only weapon that the former champion had on the inside is to simply hold his opponent. Fury showed that if he was to be held, he was going to go to the body. Klitschko was unable to use his size to wear down Fury who seemed just as comfortable holding and punching Klitschko on the inside. Klitschko would even turn himself around after being on the inside with Fury, which led to some back of the head shots from Fury.
The 11th round was one of the most dominant rounds for Fury as he began to hurt Klitschko with every left hook he landed. Klitschko however spun around after being on the inside one too many times and Fury hit him in the back of the head. Tony Weeks was forced to take a point away from Fury as he had warned him already a couple of times about hitting in the back of the head. At this point, unless we were about to witness one of the worse robberies in boxing history, Klitschko needed a knockout to win. Klitschko had his best round in the 12th as he was finally able to land some right hands on Fury. Fury more than held his own and made it through the round unhurt.
There was little doubt that Fury had won the bout. The doubt was in the judging in Germany. The scorecards were closer than how most observers saw the bout, but in the end the right man got the decision. Fury had done what many did not expect him to do and that was not only win, but do so in dominating fashion. Fury had ended Klitschko’s long reign over the division and brought a new star to the heavy weight division. Fury with his many antics at the press conferences, workouts, and face offs seemed to get to Klitschko mentally. After the bout, Fury even serenaded the audience and his girlfriend with an Aerosmith song, sung by the man himself. While the bout itself wasn’t an exciting bout, in fact it brought memories at times of the horrendous John Ruiz-Fres Oquendo bout from the 2000’s. Fury has brought new personality to heavy weight boxing and as he said in his post fight “People mocked me, but my family and friends had no doubt I was going to defeat Klitschko”.
All Hail the new Heavy weight King, Tyson Fury.
Hector Franco with Keith ‘One Time” Thurman
Be sure to check out our main site TEAM LEFTJAB at www.leftjaballnightboxing.com where you will see all the latest articles and radio interviews!!