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05-10-2016 12:07 AM
allpro
Re: Boxing thread

devastating ko. he caught him flush on the jaw, lights out. nice payday for khan, but it was a heavy price to pay.

05-09-2016 08:50 PM
out_here_grindin
Re: Boxing thread

so Khan got knocked into another galaxy by Alvarez the other night. Now everyone wants to see Alvarez vs Golovkin
12-15-2015 09:33 PM
Tiebreak100
Re: Boxing thread

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@Tiebreak100 White claiming he was 'injured'. Apparently his shoulder went after the left hook in round 2
There was a rumour before the fight that Whyte had hurt his shoulder and was going to pull out. I think Joshua even asked him about it in the presser beforehand but Dillian denied it.

Excuses after the event are never good though.
12-15-2015 09:05 PM
Method Man
Re: Boxing thread

@Tiebreak100 White claiming he was 'injured'. Apparently his shoulder went after the left hook in round 2
12-14-2015 11:28 PM
Method Man
Re: Boxing thread

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Agreed.

It would appear that Chisora is the next opponent lined up for April. I wonder if it will be PPV again...
100% will be.

That's a good fight for him IMO. Chisora can go 12 rounds with him but is past his best, so AJ should be tested but I'd back him to come through.
12-14-2015 11:21 PM
Tiebreak100
Re: Boxing thread

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He got too complacent in the second round. After the first round he basically thought he already had him, which allowed to come in with a surprise attack which totally caught AJ of guard.

I agree with the jab part, he wasn't really using it much, but whenever he got a chance to launch the killer blows he took them.

He needs to have more long fights, maybe even a couple of 12 rounders before he's ready to take on Fury and co.
Agreed.

It would appear that Chisora is the next opponent lined up for April. I wonder if it will be PPV again...
12-14-2015 11:10 PM
Method Man
Re: Boxing thread

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Yeah, at the very least, Joshua fights are unlikely to disappoint. I thought he looked a bit rigid at times and I was not overly impressed with his jab, but his power is undeniable.

I do wonder if Joshua's progress will be slowed down in the next twelve months due to what happened on Saturday. He is still raw and I don't think he is ready for the best - or a returning David Haye.
He got too complacent in the second round. After the first round he basically thought he already had him, which allowed to come in with a surprise attack which totally caught AJ of guard.

I agree with the jab part, he wasn't really using it much, but whenever he got a chance to launch the killer blows he took them.

He needs to have more long fights, maybe even a couple of 12 rounders before he's ready to take on Fury and co.
12-14-2015 10:57 PM
Tiebreak100
Re: Boxing thread

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Yes (justified) and no to your respective questions. But I'll edit this post and answer more extensively in an hour or so.

Edit:

Joshua is a decent boxer and a very good puncher. Few people will be able to stand toe to toe and trade blows - but you only have to get caught once to lose and therefore you still have to be careful. I think his movement in defence could be better, and he's not lightning quick of either foot or hand, however his combinations are pretty sharp. For a while against White he looked a bit one-dimensional, but it was uncharted territory in his pro career. That's not an irreversible flaw, it's about preparation and experience.
Yeah, at the very least, Joshua fights are unlikely to disappoint. I thought he looked a bit rigid at times and I was not overly impressed with his jab, but his power is undeniable.

I do wonder if Joshua's progress will be slowed down in the next twelve months due to what happened on Saturday. He is still raw and I don't think he is ready for the best - or a returning David Haye.
12-14-2015 09:58 PM
out_here_grindin
Re: Boxing thread

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He's big time. The hype is justified for now until proven otherwise.

As for the second part, Whyte retweeted something about AJ being on steroids, so who knows.
Fury, Wilder and Joshua can save the heavyweight division. They are all marketable in their own way. If people will come back to the heavyweights and embrace those 3 then boxing can get back on the map again.
12-14-2015 07:14 PM
underspin
Re: Boxing thread

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What are you thoughts on AJ?

Is the hype justified or is it out of control? And do you think he is clean?
Yes (justified) and no to your respective questions. But I'll edit this post and answer more extensively in an hour or so.

Edit:

Joshua is a decent boxer and a very good puncher. Few people will be able to stand toe to toe and trade blows - but you only have to get caught once to lose and therefore you still have to be careful. I think his movement in defence could be better, and he's not lightning quick of either foot or hand, however his combinations are pretty sharp. For a while against White he looked a bit one-dimensional, but it was uncharted territory in his pro career. That's not an irreversible flaw, it's about preparation and experience.
12-14-2015 07:03 PM
Method Man
Re: Boxing thread

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What are you thoughts on AJ?

Is the hype justified or is it out of control? And do you think he is clean?
He's big time. The hype is justified for now until proven otherwise.

As for the second part, Whyte retweeted something about AJ being on steroids, so who knows.
12-14-2015 06:21 PM
Tiebreak100
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"Sit down son. It's all over. No one will ever forget what you did here today".

R.I.P. No man more courageous than him ever stepped into the ring.
What are you thoughts on AJ?

Is the hype justified or is it out of control? And do you think he is clean?
12-14-2015 03:02 AM
out_here_grindin
Re: Boxing thread

And the city of Philadelphia put up a statue of a fictional character rather than their own native son and legend Joe Frazier (via South Carolina). Listen I love the Rocky series but statue of a fictional character over a real life champion that reps your city?
12-11-2015 11:05 AM
underspin
Re: Boxing thread

"Sit down son. It's all over. No one will ever forget what you did here today".

R.I.P. No man more courageous than him ever stepped into the ring.
12-11-2015 05:23 AM
out_here_grindin
Re: Boxing thread

Love that fight too. And you are right. That fight had the most build up of any fight ever. It was a political event almost, people were choosing their fighter based on politics. What I love about that fight is when Frazier gives Ali some of his own medicine and taunts him right before easily ducking and weaving around a flurry of Ali's punches. Epic moment.

Frazier is the most underrated boxer. That seems strange to say because he is often brought up in conversations about great heavyweights but it's always because he was on the losing end of epic fights. He did win the "Fight of the Century" which was arguably the biggest fight in boxing history. What defined his career was the moss in Manilla. But that was an epically close fight all the way through and who knows what would have happened had it gone 15. One of boxing's biggest regrets is that fight being stopped after the 14th despite Frazier saying "I want him boss!" I think that keeps it from being the best fight of all time as it is often ranked #1. Had it reached it's climax in round 15 it would have been.
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