Tyson Fury turned in an almost perfect performance as he blasted through the admittedly outmatched Tom Schwarz in the MGM Grand last night.
Fury seemed intent on making a statement as he stepped into the ring for his first fight since December’s classic against Deontay Wilder and for the first round, the difference in skill became clear.
Schwarz, though no doubt still a talented prospect, wasn’t given the time or space to get his game going. Nothing devastating landed on the part of The Gypsy King but when the second-round began, the lineal champ started to get to work.
Switching to southpaw upon answering the bell, Fury started landing punches in combination and sapping the confidence of his opponent – dodging and ducking every shot he threw, rendering the German’s efforts as something that was almost comical.
The eventual finish had it all. Fury bobbed and weaved to evade Schwarz’s doomed efforts before sending him to the canvas. From there, upon standing up, all he could do was shell up as Tyson began to go to work, forcing the referee’s intervention.
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Right now, the words ‘Wilder/Fury II’ will likely be on the lips of all of those who tuned in to see Tyson last night as well as those who saw Deontay reaffirm his status as the hardest puncher in the sport in defeating Dominick Breazeale last month.
Of course, as we all know, these things can often take time, but one would have to assume that the powers that be will look to upsets such the shocking defeat of Anthony Joshua earlier this month as something of a warning on how things could go very, very wrong for your plans.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena