Before you completely disregard Tom Schwarz’s chances in his eponymous showdown with Tyson Fury on Saturday on ESPN+, hear what Schwarz had to say at a press conference this week.
„Coaching for this fight was very good,“ he said this week. „We had hundreds of sparring partners to get ready for this big struggle. My time is now.“
OK, now feel free to restart your disbelief of Schwarz. You certainly would not be alone in that.
Though the chances have come in Schwarz’s favor, he’s nevertheless a +1100 underdog, which means that you’d earn $1,100 using a $100 bet (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 fight for Fury’s lineal heavyweight championship, likely will not be competitive. Fury, after all, is world class, and Schwarz hasn’t fought anybody near that grade.
Still, there are lots of reasons to see Fury vs. Schwarz. Here are three of them.
1) Fury’s courage can’t be unquestioned: Fury’s career continues to be topsy-turvy since winning the heavyweight championship from Wladimir Klitschko at 2015. He missed 31 months while fighting his own personal demons, and somehow, he returned to the ring just as great, 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 determination to rise from an absolute monster combination from Wilder that almost knocked him out. The fact Fury is fighting as good as , after what he has put himself is amazing.
„Eighteen months ago, I was in a very, very dark location,“ Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) said. „I just wanted to prove to people that there is a way back. You can come back from anything. Nothing is impossible, and in the event that you’d seen me a time past when I was very heavy and very unwell… I am living proof that anybody can change.
„I was out and down. I have my loved ones right here, and even those men thought I was gone. There was no yield for’The Gypsy King.‘ No more. He was finished. I dusted myself off, got back to the road, got back emotionally well, and me, [coach ] Ben [Davison] and the whole team, we worked very hard for a very long time to reach the position.“
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