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ZUTE FOR THOUGHT: THE FURY OF IT ALL

By Anthony “Zute” George – Refreshing does not describe the feeling of getting a straight answer to a direct question.Continue Reading

By Anthony “Zute” George – Refreshing does not describe the feeling of getting a straight answer to a direct question. Many were asking how much Errol Spence Jr. does have left after his horrific car accident and subsequent eye surgery. Indeed, The Truth unequivocally provided us with the answer of …plenty.

Spence Jr. dazzled with a dismantling of the game Yordenis Ugas and, he has never looked better.

Speaking of Ugas, how can you not love him? Did I mention he was game? This proud champion would have battled until his eye fell out. Not an ounce of quit in him. Still, the night and the headlines should belong to Spence Jr. All there is left for The Truth to do is tangle with Bud Crawford. Fingers crossed, as there is nothing better than two undefeated champion juggernauts lacing ‘em up.

Speaking of undefeated champions, is this the end for Tyson Fury? If so, this means that, with the future of Oleksandr Usyk’s fighting career in question, the heavyweight division went from highly compelling to a significant question mark faster than a Jack Reiss long count. The reports say that Usyk will be rematching Joshua in the future. Which is great, but the circumstance of life makes me a bit apprehensive. Boxing fans can only hope because Usyk is a fantastic competitor.

With that said, even if Usyk returns, the winner of the rematch not getting a crack at Tyson Fury will leave a big void.

Speaking of major question marks, let us say Fury does retire but returns after like a year. Is ESPN, Top Rank, and whoever else going to revisit the silly charade of referring to Fury as the lineal champion? I guess that depends on who the actual champion is at the time, if it is an undesirable in the eyes of the beholder…for sure.

Speaking of fantastic, is anything better than the five-minute cool down after a strenuous effort on the treadmill?

Speaking of silly charades, how arduous was it to watch Edgar Berlanga make a lousy impression of George Benton. His fight with Alexis Angulo is a classic case of a square peg in a round hole. Indeed, utilizing the jab is always a substantial idea; however, Berlanga is not winning any boxing matches anytime soon.

I question if he even won against Angulo it was much closer than the scorecards. Berlanga is much better suited using power and aggression off the jab. See Sugar Hill Steward. Indeed, Berlanga may never live up to his hype, but trying to find out without putting his best foot forward is a disservice to everyone involved.

Speaking of power and aggression. Artur Beterbiev. Wow. His destruction over Joe Smith was impressive. Of course, the customary thing to do now for many in boxing is throwing dirt on Joe Smith. While not many were picking Smith to win, you cannot deny he has been a durable competitor since 2010.

Speaking of 2010, am I the only one who thinks that it was not a totally worthless sequel of the Stanley Kubrick classic? The actual year 2010 was not a bad year for boxing as well. Some of what we saw: Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez had one of his best wins against Michael Katsidis. Amir Kahn survived against Marcos Maidana. Juan Manuel Lopez and Rafael Marquez waged war. Sergio Martinez blew away Paul Williams. The fight of the year saw Giovani Segura stop a potential Hall of Famer in Ivan Calderon.

However, possibly the best thing to happen in 2010 was the debut of Zutes Boxing Talk. Not! While my show has never gotten an enormous audience, I have had the pleasure of interviewing the likes of Mike McCallum, Jose Sulaiman, Wayne Kelly, Howard Davis Jr., Tommy The Duke Morrison, and Pernell Whitaker. Great contributors to boxing who are no longer with us. Who will join our show next?

Stay tuned..
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I've been in the boxing industry for over 16 years but been a fan for almost double that figure. I'm the proud owner of TopClassBoxing which continues to go from strength to strength as we strive to give fight fans a voice to be heard amongst the community. I've also had several articles published by reputable magazines and you can usually catch me around ringside.

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