AJ and Adam Booth

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by tee_birch, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Agree. All this pstter from AJ and others saying be needs someone to teach him to dog it out. Yes there are a few tricks you can learn, but heart, desire and confidence are not things you can learn.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2021
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  2. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Quite a drop then. He was the main man at one point.
  3. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Trainers are an important part of the boxers make up. It is the fighter that makes the trainer. If your lucky enough to click with an exceptional fighter, and he/she chooses to train with you, your status soars. The trainer can add to the boxer, but cannot replace the raw instincts that a fighter has imbedded in his soul. There are many examples to look at. There are many great coaches out there, amateur and pro who will never gain the recognition of being great trainers, even though they are. They just haven’t been fortunate enough to work with a boxer who is well known to the general public. Some of the trainers who are well known are just damn lucky to have worked with a boxer who can really fight/box regardless of who trains them.
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  4. Oneirokritis

    Oneirokritis The Scourge of Stupid Idiots. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    To say Joshua has become a bit mentally unhinged after being schooled by Usyk is an understatement: he must be trying to give Wilder a run for his money in that aspect. :nut::lol:
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  5. Oneirokritis

    Oneirokritis The Scourge of Stupid Idiots. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    This is why I don't really understand Joshua visiting numerous gyms in the U.S and seeking the advice of numerous trainers. You'd think hearing those many differing opinions would only muddy the waters and confuse him even more, not help to clarify everything leading up to a rematch with Usyk.
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  6. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

    Sep 17, 2018
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  7. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    This was before the Usyk fight. If you listen to an interview before the fight, I actually think he believes he is some sort of prophet or black Jesus.
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  8. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    He is a bit odd when you listen to him talk. Every question that he gets asked, he responds with some kind of deep bullsht philosophical waffling nonsense.

    It really is credit to Matchroom and his team 258 for getting him to this point in his career because right now everyone can see he's fragile mentally and in the ring, he's all over the shop with absolutely no idea who to turn to in his training team.
  9. channy

    channy 1692C Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Everybody wants something, and it comes at a price sadly.

    The man can fight, and all he has to do is be on his own, talk to as little people as possible and just fight.

    It is not hard, it is just a fight and he should treat it as such.
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  10. Ngubu

    Ngubu New Member Full Member

    Nov 9, 2021
    This whole conversation surrounding Aj’s Trainer situation is yet another smoke and mirrors job to deflect away from the fact he is and never was as good as he was marketed as.
    The idea that McCracken is to blame for the fact that Joshua was unable to use his reach and size effectively is nonsense.
    McCracken told Joshua to keep the smaller man on the end of his jab, which is common sense and unfortunately for Femi, he wasn’t able to do so.
    The guy is massively overrated and I look forward to this “more aggressive” Joshua in the rematch.
    He’ll be blowing out of his arse after 4 rounds and receive the beating of his life.
    Femi should stick to cringe motivational monologues for his semi-literate, road man followers and modelling for JD sports.
    He’s not got the minerals to mix it up with greats like Usyk.
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  11. alpo1

    alpo1 #TeamShanny Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    He should channel the spirit of the mean streets of Watford in the rematch by only listening to Elton John records.
  12. Glenn McKrory

    Glenn McKrory M&S luxury pudding Full Member

    Jul 26, 2018
    Joshua's plan in the rematch is to hold the Tiny Dancer closer.
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  13. Brumsongs

    Brumsongs Member Full Member

    May 29, 2021
    I think his instinct to go to America is right. He needs a reset, and to be trained in a gym where he's a fighter not some kind of living god.
  14. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    The perfect fit for AJ is Sugar Hill but that can't happen for obvious reasons.

    Other than him I don't see a trainer that really suits AJ in terms of what he wants to do, Booth is a terrible fit in my opinion.
  15. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    Obviously it wouldn't work but how about Tibbs? Otherwise. I'd go US to find one.