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*** The Official Boxing/UFC/MMA thread ***

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Midfield Maestro, 17 Jan 2012.

  1. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Naybet

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    It'll be interesting to see how they match Joshua going forward. I've said for a long time, Hearn wants no part of putting him in with Whyte. I can't imagine going back to America is much higher on his to-do list. I reckon they might go for a 3rd Ruiz fight - it has the story to do good business, while in reality being a pretty safe assignment for Joshua. In London (or Cardiff), of course...

    All of which means it probably won't be very interesting afterall.
     
  2. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

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    Safety first seemed very much the case tonight.
     
  3. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Naybet

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    Yep, and I'm sure it'll stay that way. The only irony of course is that going the Ruiz (Miller) route in the first place seemed like the safety first option...
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I think you are all underestimating Joshua. Its Wylder that has run from the fights they have tried to arrange. Joshua has the power to go with him and it seems he has now added an extra dimension to his boxing style, showing that he can stick and move and be light on his feet.

    he did what he had to do tonight. He took away the one thing Ruiz had, and that is the ability to go close in and out punch a guy with hand speed. Ruiz was taught a lesson tonight and other boxers will use that against him. if he loses weight his ability to take a punch will diminish and he does not have the range or speed to out box someone.

    You dont need to have that street fighter spirit. Lewis showed that you can be an amazing champion by out thinking and out boxing someone.
     
  5. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Terry Venables

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    Think Joshua is in a difficult place. He knows (as I'm sure Hearn did) that he is glassy and when caught his game falls apart. Bizzarely recovery from taking a punch can take 2or 3 whole rounds for Joshua.

    That issue is in his own head now and he's dead scared of anything that may hurt him, and that limits him as a boxer. That was no 'masterclass' last night it was shear discipline in sticking to the road that takes you to victory. He can't skilkfully box anywhere near the level of Ortiz or Fury. So where does that leave him?

    Wylder ....he'd have to do what he did last night. If you're scared of getting hit, you're gonna be petrified of Wylder. AJ would not get up like Fury did. Could he succeed, yes, as Wylder is an even worse boxer. (Terrible in fact) ....but has the bomb.

    Fury....would school him at boxing. AJ would have to hunt him and revert to KO mode. Risky, as Fury will pick him apart and as we have seen can take a punch.

    AJ has always had the power but the smiling thru it, when in a war, is not an option now he knows himself he can easily get banged out.

    If you're dodgy at taking a punch you'd better be a great boxer and/or a warrior (like Benn), if not, your pretty much Bruno MK2.
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steffen Iversen

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    Parklaner81 Naybet

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    Bedfordspurs Paul Stewart

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    And Bruno mk2 with the lack of real quality around would be probably AJ
     
  9. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    McGregor looks in good shape
    Anybody know what time tomorrow morning it will start, 4ish maybe as its in Vegas
     
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    superspurs Sergei Rebrov

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    Main card will start at 3am, main event probably 04:45 - 5am depending on the other 4 bouts.
     
  11. NickTB

    NickTB Steed Malbranque

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    Well, that escalated quickly!
     

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