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‘Styles make fights.’

You will have heard that phrase about 100 billion times if you have ever watched professional boxing or MMA on television.

It’s a phrase with a fairly simple and obvious meaning: if boxers or mixed martial artists prefer their fighting style to complement their opponent’s style, then you’re in for a great night of entertainment.

That’s what we got when fighter Deontay Wilder faced the more technical Tyson Fury last year, when fighter Joe Frazier fought the more technical Muhammed Ali in the ’70s, and when fighter Roberto Duran went toe-to-toe with the most technical. technician Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980.

It was a strange antithetical chemistry that brought out the best in each of these fighters during their feuds, turning each and every match into stone-cold classics. And it’s the lack of that that makes fights like Tyson Fury and the equally technically gifted Oleksandr Usyk less appealing as, on paper, that clash of styles just doesn’t work (but that’s an article for another day in another website).

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