Floyd Mayweather Jr retired unbeaten and all through his profession many thought of him virtually unbeatable – Shakur Stevenson believes Tyson Fury has adopted in the identical footsteps.
Fury introduced his retirement after knocking out Dillian Whyte amidst an unimaginable ambiance in entrance of 94,000 followers at Wembley Stadium -becoming solely the second heavyweight champion ever, alongside Rocky Marciano, to retire with out tasting defeat.
Since making his comeback to boxing in 2018, Fury has been completely dominant within the heavyweight division, most notably by knocking out Deontay Wilder twice in emphatic trend.
Such has been Fury’s dominance that two-weight world champion, Shakur Stevenson believes at this level, if ‘The Gypsy King’ had been to struggle anybody within the heavyweight division, it might virtually be a foregone conclusion.
“Betting on Tyson Fury is like betting on Floyd Mayweather,” Stevenson informed the DAZN Boxing Show.
“It’s for certain… I’m telling you.
“Tyson Fury, if he fights any of them guys, it’s like Floyd vs Andre Berto.”
Stevenson is referring to the truth that when Mayweather Jr fought Berto within the penultimate struggle of his profession, he cruised to a large unanimous resolution, with one decide scoring it a whole shutout, giving Mayweather Jr each spherical.
With that being mentioned, Fury might not be as protected of a wager as Stevenson is making out, provided that ‘The Gypsy King’ has confronted his justifiable share of shut scrapes lately.
Whether it’s Fury having to climb off the canvas on 4 events in his three fights with Wilder, or virtually being pulled out of his conflict with Otto Wallin as a result of a nasty minimize over his proper eye that later required 47 stitches.
Even the self-proclaimed ‘Best Ever’, Mayweather Jr, had some heart-stopping moments.
For instance, ‘Money’ was caught twice and located himself on wobbly legs towards Shane Mosley, and there was his first struggle with Jose Luis Castillo, which many consider Mayweather Jr to have misplaced.
As for Stevenson, he additionally appears to be following within the footsteps of Mayweather Jr, with comparisons usually made between the 2 as a result of Stevenson’s velocity, sharpness and impeccable defensive expertise.
Mayweather Jr himself even made the comparability, telling Yahoo: “I see the next Floyd Mayweather. If anybody can break my records, this young kid here can do it. I truly believe in him.”
Stevenson remains to be within the comparatively early levels of his profession at 24-years-old, however he’s heading in the right direction to copy Mayweather Jr’s achievements.
He is unbeaten in 18 skilled fights thus far, and in his final outing he recorded a career-best victory over Oscar Valdez to turn into the unified tremendous featherweight world champion.
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