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 on: Today at 04:38:34 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by AO88
I knew Joshua's tank would run empty.... I just didn't realise he had a small, concealed emergency tank !

Wlad has bored the world aplenty over the years, but last night he came and brought his A-game and should leave on a high note like last night.

AJ found the shots and closed the show.

In closing, I think AJ fought a far more hungry & determined Klitschko than Fury faced.

I'd still lean towards Fury pecking away at AJ for a points win, but be interesting if he got caught with a few heavy shots and put over.

In contrast to that though, if Joshua's tank ran as close to empty as it did last night vs Fury I think he's waking up the next day on the back of a KO loss. He could barely hold himself upright last night at points.

Wlads concern at being hit cost him that fight when he had the chance to take it.


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 on: Today at 04:22:17 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Red
I knew Joshua's tank would run empty.... I just didn't realise he had a small, concealed emergency tank !

Wlad has bored the world aplenty over the years, but last night he came and brought his A-game and should leave on a high note like last night.

AJ found the shots and closed the show.

In closing, I think AJ fought a far more hungry & determined Klitschko than Fury faced.

I'd still lean towards Fury pecking away at AJ for a points win, but be interesting if he got caught with a few heavy shots and put over.

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 on: Today at 02:48:44 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by Kevan2
 
Fantastic. Thank you kevan2. You made my day.
Grin

 4 
 on: Today at 02:35:27 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by ChicagoFightFan
Cutting past the hype and just keeping it real.....Joshua fought the worst fight tactically that he possibly could.

Looking on the bright side, it meant the fight turned into a spectacle which will broaden his appeal to the casual sports fans. Those that shelled out PPV money will feel they got value for money.....and at the end of the day he won.

But the one danger I mentioned prior to the fight he did......he 'waited' on Wlad allowed him to get comfortable and all too often he was letting Wlad lead off and control the tempo.

When Joshua attacked, he had nothing to fear because Wlad simply does not counter punch. The danger was in waiting on Klitschko and giving him a chance to peck and poke with the jab and then look to thread the bombs through. Which we saw when Wlad put him over with the big right hand following on from the jab.

Joshua couldn't have been more compliant tactically and technically in giving the Wlad he wanted and needed.
He fought at range, couple punches at a time and rarely stepped in after an initial attack....when he should have been stepping in behind EVERY attack! When he did step in and backed himself he got things done.
He made that very hard work on himself, but every cloud has a silver lining and he will have learnt an awful lot in that fight that can stand him in good stead moving forward.

Tactically and technically he'll develop from the lessons learned last night......but physically his team need to rapidly address his conditioning and shift some of the totally uneccessary bulk he's carrying. Lugging around all that muscle adds nothing useful to his boxing, it just affects his stamina and slows him down. This isn't bodybuilding, this is boxing and muscle should always be 'functional and relevant' to the sport you're competing at. Hopefully lessons will have been learnt and we'll see a sleeker, more refined Joshua next time!

Wlad for his part earned my respect for the heart he showed, he did look for the floor on the first KD. But he got up and battled back showing more heart and desire than he ever has. His conditioning was superb really, his legs never failed him in there, even in what turned out to be the final round his fitness was still there. The obsession he talked about prior he proved to be true. He didn't win, but he meant what he said and was hell bent on trying to regain the heavyweight championship.....he should retire now, he's got more money that he'll ever need but on that form he's certainly not past it physically and there will be interest in seeing him fight again. Be interesting to see what he does next.

Really well said.

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 on: Today at 02:05:23 PM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by GOD
Cutting past the hype and just keeping it real.....Joshua fought the worst fight tactically that he possibly could.

Looking on the bright side, it meant the fight turned into a spectacle which will broaden his appeal to the casual sports fans. Those that shelled out PPV money will feel they got value for money.....and at the end of the day he won.

But the one danger I mentioned prior to the fight he did......he 'waited' on Wlad allowed him to get comfortable and all too often he was letting Wlad lead off and control the tempo.

When Joshua attacked, he had nothing to fear because Wlad simply does not counter punch. The danger was in waiting on Klitschko and giving him a chance to peck and poke with the jab and then look to thread the bombs through. Which we saw when Wlad put him over with the big right hand following on from the jab.

Joshua couldn't have been more compliant tactically and technically in giving the Wlad he wanted and needed.
He fought at range, couple punches at a time and rarely stepped in after an initial attack....when he should have been stepping in behind EVERY attack! When he did step in and backed himself he got things done.
He made that very hard work on himself, but every cloud has a silver lining and he will have learnt an awful lot in that fight that can stand him in good stead moving forward.

Tactically and technically he'll develop from the lessons learned last night......but physically his team need to rapidly address his conditioning and shift some of the totally uneccessary bulk he's carrying. Lugging around all that muscle adds nothing useful to his boxing, it just affects his stamina and slows him down. This isn't bodybuilding, this is boxing and muscle should always be 'functional and relevant' to the sport you're competing at. Hopefully lessons will have been learnt and we'll see a sleeker, more refined Joshua next time!

Wlad for his part earned my respect for the heart he showed, he did look for the floor on the first KD. But he got up and battled back showing more heart and desire than he ever has. His conditioning was superb really, his legs never failed him in there, even in what turned out to be the final round his fitness was still there. The obsession he talked about prior he proved to be true. He didn't win, but he meant what he said and was hell bent on trying to regain the heavyweight championship.....he should retire now, he's got more money that he'll ever need but on that form he's certainly not past it physically and there will be interest in seeing him fight again. Be interesting to see what he does next.

FANTASTIC analysis...couldn't agree more

 6 
 on: Today at 08:40:09 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by AndyE
HBO are happy:

Max Kellerman reaciton

 7 
 on: Today at 08:07:40 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by lurkyshaka
Cutting past the hype and just keeping it real.....Joshua fought the worst fight tactically that he possibly could.

Looking on the bright side, it meant the fight turned into a spectacle which will broaden his appeal to the casual sports fans. Those that shelled out PPV money will feel they got value for money.....and at the end of the day he won.

But the one danger I mentioned prior to the fight he did......he 'waited' on Wlad allowed him to get comfortable and all too often he was letting Wlad lead off and control the tempo.

When Joshua attacked, he had nothing to fear because Wlad simply does not counter punch. The danger was in waiting on Klitschko and giving him a chance to peck and poke with the jab and then look to thread the bombs through. Which we saw when Wlad put him over with the big right hand following on from the jab.

Joshua couldn't have been more compliant tactically and technically in giving the Wlad he wanted and needed.
He fought at range, couple punches at a time and rarely stepped in after an initial attack....when he should have been stepping in behind EVERY attack! When he did step in and backed himself he got things done.
He made that very hard work on himself, but every cloud has a silver lining and he will have learnt an awful lot in that fight that can stand him in good stead moving forward.

Tactically and technically he'll develop from the lessons learned last night......but physically his team need to rapidly address his conditioning and shift some of the totally uneccessary bulk he's carrying. Lugging around all that muscle adds nothing useful to his boxing, it just affects his stamina and slows him down. This isn't bodybuilding, this is boxing and muscle should always be 'functional and relevant' to the sport you're competing at. Hopefully lessons will have been learnt and we'll see a sleeker, more refined Joshua next time!

Wlad for his part earned my respect for the heart he showed, he did look for the floor on the first KD. But he got up and battled back showing more heart and desire than he ever has. His conditioning was superb really, his legs never failed him in there, even in what turned out to be the final round his fitness was still there. The obsession he talked about prior he proved to be true. He didn't win, but he meant what he said and was hell bent on trying to regain the heavyweight championship.....he should retire now, he's got more money that he'll ever need but on that form he's certainly not past it physically and there will be interest in seeing him fight again. Be interesting to see what he does next.

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 on: Today at 05:11:19 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by AO88
Not sure anyone thought that round 5 was possible, when klitschko does get hit decent he usually is done. It's amazing how even 68 fights in once somebody attacks with venom he at least looks feared to death. He has similar size to his brother but his chin is not in the same galaxy.


Joshua for me has serious stamina issues, and I think a few other younger and fresher heavyweights d have seen him off in the sixth/seventh round but fair play he survived.


The win will be blown out of proportion without any doubt. But I am more confident Fury would outbox and with the stamina issues maybe stop Joshua. This is if the best Fury can be achieved again now days.

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 on: Today at 02:52:26 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by ChicagoFightFan
Liked the fight a lot. Thought Wlad might have deserved a chance to keep going, but I also don't like seeing inevitable knockout shots landed when they are almost there. Could have been devastating if they landed ... or he might have come back again like he did in the 5th. Have to protect fighters, no real issue with it.

Joshua is impressive. No homo, but I don't think that I have seen a fighter with bigger legs. On the flip side, I think the skinny legged Wilder might have more power. Really want to see that fight.

Don't think I really explained my feelings on the fight well at all. Did a bit of day drinking for this Uk evening event.

Essentially, Joshua looked superb. Think the ref saved Wlad from serious punishment. Wlad had no objections to the stoppage.

Still think Wilder has his number. Let's stop picking on the depressed, Tyson Fury.

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 on: Today at 12:40:19 AM 
Started by Gaz - Last post by unknown
ref did stop the fight early but number of knockdowns and the telling pushing back of the head against the ropes with the other fighter teeing off, no one  wants to see some one die in the ring so great refing imo, impressed with the calm methodology ref did to confirm kitschko was ready to return back (after the knock downs).


inspiring you can be as fit as that at post 40,  Grin

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