19 novembre 2019
Before you completely dismiss Tom Schwarz’s chances in his heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury on Saturday on ESPN+, hear what Schwarz had to say at a press conference this past week.
“Coaching for this fight was very good,” he said this week. “We had countless sparring partners to get ready for this major struggle. My timing is now.”
OK, now don’t hesitate to resume your skepticism of Schwarz. You wouldn’t be alone in that.
Although the odds have come down in Schwarz’s favor, he’s still a +1100 underdog, which means that you’d earn $1,100 using a $100 wager (he had been, at one point, +1400). Fury, meanwhile, is -3000 (down from a high of -5000). So, although Schwarz is undefeated with a decent knockout percent, the struggle for Fury’s lineal heavyweight championship, probably will not be competitive. Fury, after all, is world class, and Schwarz hasn’t fought anyone near that caliber.
Nonetheless, there are lots of reasons to see Fury vs. Schwarz. Listed below are just three of these.
1) Fury’s courage can not be unquestioned: Fury’s livelihood has been topsy-turvy since winning the heavyweight championship from Wladimir Klitschko at 2015. He missed 31 months while battling his own personal demons, and finally he returned into the ring just as good, if not better and more focused. Courage is shown by that. And then, after outboxing Deontay Wilder for most of their fight past December, he somehow found the decision to rise from an absolute monster mix from Wilder that nearly knocked him out. The fact Fury is fighting again as great as ever, after what he has put himself is amazing.
“Eighteen months ago, I had been in a very, very dark location,” Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) said. “I only wanted to prove to people that there is a way back. You can return from anything. Nothing is impossible, and if you’d seen me that a time past when I was very heavy and very unwell… I’m living proof that anybody can change.
“I was out and down. I have my family right here, and even those guys thought I was gone. There was no return for’The Gypsy King.’ No more. He was finished. I dusted myself off, got back on the road, got back emotionally well, and me personally, [trainer] Ben [Davison] and the whole group, we worked really hard for a long time to reach this position.”