Boxing Forum Post Asked Who Would Win Out Of Tyson Fury And Muhammad Ali

A boxing fan asked the boxing community in 2017 who would win in a dream fight out of Tyson Fury and the legendary Muhammad Ali.

User 'Tyson Fury Goat' took to World Boxing Forum to argue that the Brit superstar, 30, would have been too "big and strong" for Ali and the 'Greatest' "wouldn't [have] coped with Fury's long reach and awkward style."

Unsurprisingly, boxing fans were completely divided in the debate and many fans put their full support behind Ali.

One fan posted: "Ali [was] too smart. Stoppage or wide points."

Someone else said: "You mean how many different ways could Muhammed [sic] Ali beat up Tyson Fury right?"

A third said: "Ali by execution within 4 rounds."

A fourth added: "The press conferences would be a thing of beauty. I don't think Ali would get into Fury's head and actually think Fury would get into Ali's head. However, I would go for an Ali UD."

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But not everyone counted the 'Gypsy King' out of the fight and some fans were convinced that Ali would find it difficult to compete against him.

"Fury talks his head off, then boxes rings around him," one fan said.

Another argued: "Ali is going to have a tough time here with [a] long southpaw who can cause him fits by not even being aggressive and still scoring on him. The way to defeat Fury is punch him HARD.

"Ali never had sheer power, so he would be at a big disadvantage of trying to rattle Fury who in REAL life has Ali by HUGE margin in reach, something that made Ali's fights a bit easier. Can't say I would make either a huge favourite but money's on Fury."

When someone called Fury "overrated," 'Tyson Fury Goat' responded: "He has the awkward style im not saying ali couldnt of won but i just dont see how he could beat him [sic]."

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At the time of the post, Fury had been away from the sport following his stunning upset against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

The former unified heavyweight champ has been open about his battle with mental health and alcohol and drug abuse.

Fury has since returned to the boxing world and is eyeing up a rematch with WBC champ Deontay Wilder, 33, in 2020.

Boxing fans have previously been divided over who would win out of a fight between Anthony Joshua and Ali.

And that's not to mention a heated debate over who would win in a fight out of 1987 Mike Tyson and 2019 Deontay Wilder.

Fury or Ali?

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