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« on: February 02, 2017, 08:33:46 AM »



Wladimir Klitschko wondered aloud if Anthony Joshua is truly the superstar his backers think he is or if he’s just “the new Frank Bruno,” a reference to the past UK heavyweight titleholder who had the look and the punch, though not necessarily the punch-resistance to become a legend of his time. Klitschko (64-4, 53 knockouts) will challenge heavyweight titleholder Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London for the IBF and WBA titles. Klitschko believes Joshua hasn’t been tested yet in his young career.

“There’s so many questions about Anthony,” Klitschko told RingTV.com on Tuesday in Manhattan. “We know that he’s an Olympic champion and a world champion and he’s undefeated. But there’s another question: What’s he going to do if his opponent doesn’t have fear? Or what’s he going to do if he gets hit again and again? What’s he going to do when he has to get up and fight back? What’s he going to do if it doesn’t go at his pace or he has to go backwards. So there’s a lot of questions. Is he the new Frank Bruno? Is he capable of handling it properly? So, there’s a lot of questions.”

The popular Bruno (40-5, 38 KOs) claimed a heavyweight title in 1995, winning a decision against Oliver McCall. But he was knocked out in all five of his losses, four of them in title fights and wasn’t exactly known for rising to the occasion in big fights. Klitschko thinks Joshua has been matched carefully as he has marched up the ranks to claim a heavyweight title. “I believe so,” Klitschko told RING. “In 18 fights, there’s no big names where you can say, ‘Well, at least that guy was experienced.’ I don’t want to disrespect his opposition. I had in the past also questionable guys or whatever. So I was just fighting guys who were put in front of me by my promoter. So he did as well. But now we’ll know the truth (on April 29).”
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:56:05 AM »

Wlad's a smart man so I'm surprised he didn't see the irony in asking if AJ was the next Bruno.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 10:07:57 AM »

“There’s so many questions about Anthony,” Klitschko told RingTV.com on Tuesday in Manhattan. “We know that he’s an Olympic champion and a world champion and he’s undefeated. But there’s another question: What’s he going to do if his opponent doesn’t have fear?”

Don't think we'll find that out on April 29.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 10:17:36 AM »

Don't think we'll find that out on April 29.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »

Just thought I would bump this rather than start a new thread. Just seen on Sky that the 3 Olympians Hearn has recently signed are on the undercard. Along with Scott Quigg that is all that appears to have been announced. I know the main event is the draw but for a major event at Wembley the undercard is dire
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 12:40:28 PM »

Just thought I would bump this rather than start a new thread. Just seen on Sky that the 3 Olympians Hearn has recently signed are on the undercard. Along with Scott Quigg that is all that appears to have been announced. I know the main event is the draw but for a major event at Wembley the undercard is dire

If the tickets are sold then he puts out shit under cards..

The quigg/frampton was piss poor.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 09:41:33 AM »

PPV is now £20
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 10:50:04 AM »

PPV is now £20

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 02:06:12 PM »

I think klitschko has a point the unknown is Joshua we know what he can do we pretty much know what he'll do but the question all seem to around Joshua, I can't make up my mind who I think will win this one.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 04:07:44 PM »

Klitschko has been a bit like a dripping tap with these kind of comments of late. He's clearly trying to undermine and unsettle Joshua. He's trying to get Joshua to second guess himself, to slow his enthusiasm and to get Joshua to fight a cautious fight. Seems a bit desperate really.

But Wlad will fold like an old deck chair once the fisticuffs begin.

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 08:17:49 PM »

I think the ref has got a big part to play in this fight because of Klitschko's tendency to hold. His style is awful to watch but he's good at shutting down a fight.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2017, 10:40:38 PM »

I think the ref has got a big part to play in this fight because of Klitschko's tendency to hold. His style is awful to watch but he's good at shutting down a fight.

True he'll be looking to cling on like a limpet, but on British soil and against a man as big and strong as him I don't think that'll cut it. He carries power and can be sneaky with it so he can't be completely written off. But for me Joshua will get to the target first and Klitschko will fall apart.
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 01:32:14 PM »

Klitschko has been a bit like a dripping tap with these kind of comments of late. He's clearly trying to undermine and unsettle Joshua. He's trying to get Joshua to second guess himself, to slow his enthusiasm and to get Joshua to fight a cautious fight. Seems a bit desperate really.

But Wlad will fold like an old deck chair once the fisticuffs begin.



What do you base this on? your talking about a world champion for almost ten years who knows how to frustrate opponents. Now you may well call it right its heavyweight boxing however the guy your saying will fold has a world championship record whilst Joshua hasn't really boxed anyone other than Whyte who caused him problems whilst not being fully fit.

I think its a really interesting fight and one I look forward to but its a hard bout to call IMO.
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 02:05:53 PM »

Joshua is in a weird position in that he's a World Champion but he's barely been tested which leaves question marks over him - potential dominant force for years to come but also potential to be exposed.





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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 03:59:24 PM »

Against Fury, Wlad looked like he just couldn't pull the trigger anymore. Unless he's found the ability to do so again he's going to be in trouble against AJ.
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