Originally Posted by Jonsey
name me another fighter to qualify for the Olympics and compete with the best in the world after 3 years in the sport?
Andrew Flintoff. But he went pro.
There is no doubting Joshua's physical build and OK ability after 3 years. But I suspect he will be baby fed in the pro ranks, by having 20-25 fights before fighting any challenge. Promoters will see him as a walking disaster, but someone with the potential to generate a lot of money.
I don't see anything special about him, apart from his size, in the Olympics he was gifted a gold medal. There is no getting away from that. And I personally didnt see any amazing signs at the Olympics that stand out. In fact, the only signs I saw, was that he will be beat quite badly in the pro ranks, if he doesnt improve rapidly. Some of those opponents in the Olympics have only ever fought at amateur level. Camamamamamarellelelelele for instance.
I will reserve judgment, but at the moment, the only promise I see, is £££
Skill wise - We will have to wait a bit longer, very wise if Joshua stays amateur for 2-3 years if you ask me.