AJ Sparring

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  1. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Now I would not be a fan of AJ but this is unbelievable

    "Let's just say I did not invest in the Sparring I need, you earn £100 you pay £45 to the taxman, percent to your trainer percent to your manager and before you know it you are left with about 30%"

    So he is worth god knows how many millions and he did not want to pay for proper sparring against Ruiz the first time round?

    Astonishing
     
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  2. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    I think Dave Allen mentioned before he never got paid to spar AJ. But Fury looked after him, which is why he's always liked him
     
  3. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing by the numbers Full Member

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    I dont a word out of AJ's mouth. AJ looks a lot different though
     
  4. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    One of the richest sports people on the planet and he didnt want to spend money on sparring partners.

    If he is that focussed on the bottom line, no way the price increases etc arent being driven by him to an extent. Stay humble
     
  5. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

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    A.J just isn't on it. He screams nervy to me in that vid.
    The part about not paying for sparring partners cos you already give a lot out of your purse is b.s. sparring partners are tax deductable, it's coming out of your expenses. Where's his head at.
     
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  6. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Who is he sparring for this fight? Ruiz isn’t exactly your typical current era heavyweight.
     
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  7. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I just cannot get over being the unified heavyweight champion of the world and jeopardising that to save a few quid on sparring partners

    If that is true it is unforgivable
     
  8. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

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    Joshua's motivation and goal is to become boxing's first billionaire. How is he supposed to get there if he has to pay every one of these chumps?

    Jesus.

    Just because somebody makes millions doesn't mean he has to share it ffs.
     
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  9. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    He’s been sparring Jennings and two other guys I didn’t recognise

    ideally you want a short blob with fast hands, butterbean would’ve been good
     
  10. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Active Member Full Member

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    Recent sparring has been with Bryant Jennings, Tom Little, Hussein Muhamed, Derek Chisora and Timothy Moten to name some of the better known partners.

    I do think it’s been a very hard camp for Joshua, hence him looking so tired and drained in recent interviews. He’ll start to freshen up and gain a few ponds over the next two weeks but his gone to the well for sure in his preparations.
     
  11. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Active Member Full Member

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    To me he looks like hes in recovery, like something mental happened and hes trying to keep it together, he doesn't look as confident to me at all ! A big athletic guy that imo doesn't want to compete at the top, the hungers not there, hes made good dough an hes going through the motions, maybe feels forced to fight even !
     
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  12. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Active Member Full Member

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    Considering what he earns he must be the tightest **** about, its shocking !
     
  13. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing by the numbers Full Member

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    Right... Like maybe it's too soon. Also he's probably lost track of money. Too much to count. Some will tell you different but at the end of the day $$ can only motivate you so far. Maybe AJ already reached all his goals
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So Joey Dawejko was a figment of AJ’s imagination? Or just didn’t get paid?
     
  15. boxberry92

    boxberry92 Member Full Member

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    I see the rematch being more mental than physical, the mental pressure on Joshua is huge as there is so much riding on the result of this fight.

    I hope I am wrong but I would not be surprised if he quits again, once the going gets tough. I have always felt that Joshua was a bully and have never been convinced by his media-friendly persona.

    If Joshua is elite level he really should be blasting Ruiz out in a similar fashion to how Lewis knocked out Rahman in their rematch.

    Personally, I do not think he has the mental make up to pull off that kind of result but that is exactly the result he needs especially with Wilder knocking opponents out cold.
     
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