Will Tom Schwarz shock the world against Tyson Fury like Andy Ruiz did?
June 15, Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to the ring for the first time since his highly controversial draw with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder back in December 2018.
In that fight, the sentiment from many fans watching was that Fury should’ve been declared the winner. However, after being knocked down twice at the conclusion of the bout, the fight would be declared a draw.
Fast forward to now, Fury is looking to get his 2019 campaign started off with a win. Standing in his way is the unknown German Tom Schwarz.
Schwarz (24-0, 16KOs) is a significant underdog heading into this fight. While he’s unbeaten, his record is filled with fighters relatively unknown to the boxing populace. The combined record of his opponents is an abysmal 292-176.
Fury (27-0-1, 19KOs), on the other hand, has been in the ring with the likes of Deontay Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko, Dereck Chisora and Steve Cunningham among others.
Fury is a 6’9 orthodox boxer-puncher with exceptional skills and a good ring IQ. He’s not big on volume as much as he is with his punch selection.
His ability to physically and mentally take his opponents out of their comfort zone makes him damn near impossible to defeat. His solid athleticism and foot movement further toughens the task.
For Schwarz to be successful, he is going to have to get Fury’s respect early. He needs to establish his jab while getting on the inside. When in close, he needs to work the body to nullify Fury’s movement.
For Fury it’s pretty simple. Treat this fight as if it’s a rematch with Wilder. There’s no need for him to come out playing around, as his opponent will be looking to dethrone him.
He’s the more skilled fighter with a wealth more of experience. He needs to carry himself as such come fight night because we all saw what happened to then-unified champion Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz on June 1.
I think Fury takes this fight in rather dominating fashion. He’s too big, tall, rangy, skilled and experienced for Schwarz, who has literally no advantage heading into this fight.
I expect him to score a mid- to late-round stoppage victory as he marches toward a 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder.
By: Jerrell Fletcher