Tyson Fury (28-0-1 20 KO) utilized combination and power punching, excellent defense, and gypsy like movement in route to stopping Tom Schwarz (24-1 16 KO) by TKO2.
At the opening bell, Fury kept his jab active and worked behind it setting up his power shots. Fury landed a solid left hook and went to the body. Schwarz was able to land a few right hands but Fury adjusted quickly and had the undefeated and untested challenger swinging at air.
Fury utilized the southpaw stance to start the second and it appeared to have confused Schwarz momentarily. Fury lands a solid uppercut and momentarily stuns Schwarz and then controls most of the first two minutes of the second round with his jab and timely punching.
Fury extracts whatever confidence Schwarz has left as his outstanding head movement sees Schwarz miss a five punch combination.
An exerted Schwarz backpedals after missing his combination. Fury follows Schwarz and drops him with a three punch combination. Schwarz is up at the count of four, bloody nose and all, and as the action continues, Fury lands ten unanswered punches causing referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight seconds before the bell.
Fury did what he was supposed to do. He was supposed to KO Schwarz. That is what you do when you are considered the top heavy. Deontay Wilder is in the conversation but like most others, Standing-8 believed The Gypsy King had won the fight against the Bronze Bomber. Thus all the “lineal heavyweight champion” talk.
It’s the fights that you are supposed to win that are the most dangerous…(insert overused Ruiz v. Joshua analogy here)…..Fury made sure that even the easy one’s look easy and are easy.
For a big, Fury has a skillset unlike all the others. For all the power that Wilder possesses, Fury equally possesses the boxing skills. Power vs. finesse. Their rematch is must see TV…. rumored for early 2020.