Days later, and you still have folks asking one another who they thought won the heavyweight box-off between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Ex heavyweight contender Monte Barrett, who these days has a successful operation running a VIP service that gives fight fans looking for an upgraded experience the time of their life at high level prize-fights, weighed in with NYF about Wilder-Fury.
“Don’t you have to dominate and beat the champ to be the champ? Forget all that Fury has over-come, great…but I feel like he didn’t knock down or put pressure Wilder. At best outpointed him,” said the hitter who grew up in Queens, NY.
I came back and said I didn't think the old adage about having to beat the champ that much more so to get the W in a title fight is so much a “thing” in this modern age of boxing. Also, I told Monte, I gave Fury mucho credit for ring generalship. He made Wilder miss and he dictated the terms of most every round, and most seconds of every minute of every round…
“He’s wild, he’s living up to his name I guess,” said the 47 year old Barrett of “The Bronze Bomber,” who was obsessed with head-hunting and maybe could have gotten Fury more fatigued if he’d aimed at his torso and arms more so than that head. “But he seemed to be more effective with his power punches!”
And what would Wilder be advised to do differently in a rematch?
“He’s doing great but honestly he’s not going to settle down and get technical, that’s not his MO. Moving forward I think that he needs to try to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and learn to be more technical and become a student and start adding to his arsenal,” the boxer, who retired in 2014 with a 35-11-2 mark, told me.
OK, can Barrett tell us more about his new business? “It’s a fan's dream come true! The clients we have taken so far had a great time talking with us about our experience over dinner and hearing our stories in boxing as well as sitting ringside and having access to all our boxing family. If you want to have a true boxing experience and feel like your VIP go with BVG and do it BIG!”
What does that entail? “Dinner, custom Mercedes sprinter truck, VIP entrance, ringside seats, meet and greets, pics by a professional photographer who will document the experience with video and cameras, a security detail, as well as after parties. Where can you get that at? Here at the Barrett VIP Group and nowhere else!”
Sounds pretty plush; here is the website to get you more deets on Barrett’s VIP endeavor.