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 81 
 on: April 02, 2018, 06:44:09 AM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Bonters
Joshua did what he needed to do to get the win and credit to him for that.  Many are frustrated that he didn't ever really open up and let Parker 'have it', which is understandable.  If you were a schoolteacher you might simply say 'Could do better' in terms of that performance from AJ.
Price got what most everybody knew he would and no responsible promoter should let him near a boxing ring again.  I see The Sun (yes, I know) are reporting this morning that Price is to carry on boxing, in which case I can only conclude the guy needs psychiatric help!  Lovely bloke but as a HW boxer he has become worse than a joke

 82 
 on: April 02, 2018, 06:29:30 AM 
Started by bigbibbs - Last post by Bonters
And it appears that Price has announced..............that he will continue Boxing!  No self respecting promoter should entertain the bloke any more.  Price is a really nice guy but clearly has a death wish and needs protecting from himself.  As a HW boxer, he is now worse than a joke

 83 
 on: April 01, 2018, 04:01:33 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by ChicagoFightFan
yep, for sure its a puzzling one.

i mean, on the one hand, he has a point. he should have his original ranking and position back after those fights were annulled.and that would give him a shot at a fairly good pay day.  

however, can we honestly say that price looks like a person that wants to be anywhere near a boxing ring? he looks like someone who is undergoing extreme aversion therapy as soon as he gets in there. add to that that he has no movement, no defense, cant take a shot and hamster lungs and he is an accident waiting to happen.

all the drugs in world didnt stop teper from being a big slow pudding, and the shot he flattened him with wasnt particularly clean either. now he wants to go in against povetkin?

no, this is just madness, and someone needs to stop him because he will get hurt badly again.

Hampster lungs. Classic.  Grin

 84 
 on: April 01, 2018, 12:34:42 PM 
Started by bigbibbs - Last post by Kevan2
David did alright i thought. He covered up well and took some heavy artillery. Then a concussive right to the top of his head sent him into la la land and the following left hook was probably not even needed but landed flush.

 85 
 on: April 01, 2018, 12:31:17 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Kevan2
The ref was as bad as Joe Cortez reffing Ricky Hatton's fight. Ruined a good fight for me.

 86 
 on: April 01, 2018, 11:35:01 AM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by lurkyshaka
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Wasn’t an action packed fight but was an interesting one. Parker kept it competitive but never really looked like imposing himself on Joshua. What did surprise me though is how quickly Joshua seemed to run out of ideas when fighting someone who can move around the ring and is fairly durable. I think it exposed him a bit and both Wilder and Fury will have watched that and fancy their chances even more. I think Povetkin could also be a bit of a banana skin so I can see why Hearn is trying to steer him in the direction of Dillian Whyte.


As you say it was interesting as opposed to exciting. It was a workmanlike performance from Joshua against an opponent who is very capable and tough, and who fought a very defensive fight. And that made for a technical and tactical fight rather than a spectacle.

I think Parker's plan was to see out the first few rounds without shipping any major punishment, and then look to come on as they figured Joshua would slow. He gave it a go during the middle portion but he felt some power and that kept him in his box. Parker was able to nullify Joshua's power for much of the fight with slick defense and movement, but he never threatened to win anything. At some point he had to make a decision...really try and win but risk being blasted flush himself or keep doing as he was doing, and provide a tricky target but lose a decision. Its not easy to KO a genuinely tough and defensively sound fighter who has put safety at the top of his agenda.

Joshua is still a work in progress, there were things he could and should have done to open Parker up. The double jab would have been useful, mixing up the speed and weight of the jab to open Parker up for bigger punches. And stepping to his left when Parker would evade to set up the left hook which did work well when he let it go. Parker avoided the overhand right very well, but was there to be hit with left hooks. Its the sort of fight where Joshua can watch back and he'll see a lot of stuff to work on. He didn't look particularly impressive and some flaws were highlighted, but it was a good solid learning fight and he won comfortably enough.

No question Fury will have liked what he seen because he has a great jab, the slippery style and movement that can bother anyone. He'll fancy that his awkwardness can have Joshua second guessing himself and it'll potentially stunt Joshua's offense. Parker was able to nullify AJ's offense to a degree, but he wasn't able to mount enough of his own offense to really threaten, but Fury will feel he can go one better.

I disagree about Povetkin though....To be honest I think he's a very straight forward assignment. He's small and there to be hit and I don't think he'd last long. He has decent power but its nothing special especially now he's off the gear. I really think that's an early rounds job for Joshua. I hope it doesn't get made because it doesn't pique my interest at all, but since the Russian is a mandatory he'll have to be accommodated at some point I suppose.

As for Parker he lost his title, but he made a boatload of cash and secured his future. He didn't suffer any major damage and he is young himself and can obviously come again. I don't think his standing in the heavyweight division dips any. I think he was and remains a top 5 fighter. Be interesting to see what fight he returns with. I think he ought to get back in with someone interesting asap. A fight against Miller would be a decent shout and actually Parker/Povekin would be interesting too...but Povetkin won't fight anyone with a pulse now while he waits on Joshua.

 87 
 on: March 31, 2018, 11:20:03 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Driscoll
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Wasn’t an action packed fight but was an interesting one. Parker kept it competitive but never really looked like imposing himself on Joshua. What did surprise me though is how quickly Joshua seemed to run out of ideas when fighting someone who can move around the ring and is fairly durable. I think it exposed him a bit and both Wilder and Fury will have watched that and fancy their chances even more. I think Povetkin could also be a bit of a banana skin so I can see why Hearn is trying to steer him in the direction of Dillian Whyte.


 88 
 on: March 30, 2018, 02:06:02 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by lurkyshaka
I've complained long and hard about Joshua's weight for the last few fights....so I'm very pleased to see that problem has been addressed and he's come in lighter and by a decent amount. He's now around the weight I think he's best at. Still powerful and strong but with the speed and fluidity that has been lacking in his last couple of fights. I think he'll have more snap and explosiveness on his punches now which I felt was lacking against Takam. This bodes well not just for tomo but for the future.

 89 
 on: March 30, 2018, 12:43:48 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by The Hurricane
Joshua comes in at 17st 4. Seems like a good move to drop some of that bulk he’s been carrying around in recent fights.

 90 
 on: March 29, 2018, 05:57:01 PM 
Started by bigbibbs - Last post by Gaz
Enormous size difference in this fight. I'm sure that's as irrelevant as any size difference has ever been in a fight given Price's fragility, but you never know  Grin

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