Grampa Joe wrote:
I have been an avid boxing fan since the late 70s.
Ali would not have had even the slightest chance vs Tyson Fury.
No chance at all. None. Zero.
Fury is too big, too long, too fast. And when you add those things up, he is also too punishing of a puncher.
Of the heavyweights pre year 2000? Lennox Lewis is basically the only former champ who would have a realistic chance.
Primo Carnera and jess Willard weren't small. They had a bit of success before meeting others with more skill and quickness. I'm not predicting who would win between Fury and Ali or Tyson etc...but Fury's size advantage is by itself not a reason to suggest he's the GOAT.