AJ Sparring

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Nov 28, 2019.


  1. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    yeah I think the pressure has likely been something AJ has struggled with as well. He is the poster boy, he cant lose or everything changes, his whole image as top dog, especially in the UK. Reminds me a bit of Mike Tyson, he simply couldnt lose or his whole image changed, although he came back pretty well after the Buster loss he was done mentally after Holyfield beat him, the pressure to win that rematch was clearly too much, he just couldnt face losing. I see a similar thing with AJ, I just cant imagine his response to getting beaten by Ruiz again, as said in the thread already, it wouldn't be a surprise if he quit or found a way out.

    AJ seems to see himself as a strong character, he talks a lot about self affirmation and reminding himsef he deserves to be where he is, but it sounds more programmed, like it isnt there naturally. Seems a bit fragile to me, like all it would take is a punch in the face to derails his postive thinking. Could be wrong, maybe he will rise to the occasion and is much stronger mentally than given credit for but at this point I think he is in trouble, when the first bell rings I really wonder how he will react.
     
  2. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    I’ve always thought he’s a bit odd. He occasionally reveals his true personality (the ‘superior race’ DMs a couple of years ago).
     
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  3. Twentyman

    Twentyman ‘He’s just not that popular’ Full Member

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    He’s got a lot more pressure on him now after reading that article on world boxing news about PPV’s flopping over here with every other fighter bar him.

    It will be interesting how he reacts when Ruiz puts the pressure on and chins him. You just don’t know how a fighter is gonna react after such a shocking defeat. I don’t think he should have took the rematch, but he has, and that takes some balls to be fair. He’s putting it all on the line when he could have avoided it. I just hope that it’s his decision and he’s not been pushed into it.
     
  4. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    AJ doesn't even pay his team, apparently. So the paying sparring partners peanuts is typical.

    Wants to earn a billion but won't pay out? Speculate to accumulate!

    I saw an interview with him and he gave it "me and my journey" nonsense.

    He's clearly a very tight and mean man. I bet he hasn't looked after a single friend of his properly (house, money in the bank etc).
     
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  5. Octolony shore

    Octolony shore Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What kind of man doesn't pay sparring partners, what a tight ****.

    AJ is that tight he wouldn't give you a snot out of his nose.
     
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  6. Emerald Oracle

    Emerald Oracle Active Member Full Member

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    Absolutely, the rematch is a bad idea. He didn't just lose the first fight, it was a serious beatdown. If he took a few warm up fights first to see if he has recovered then he'd know if he can take a punch again because he will definitely be getting heavy shots land on him from Ruiz Jr.

    In that preview show they had round the table David Haye mentioned that Joshua wasn't allowing full sparring in this camp, the rest of the table looked at him as if to say 'you're not supposed to say that' and the subject was changed quickly.
     
  7. Bridie mcmahon

    Bridie mcmahon Active Member Full Member

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    I don't think he should've taken the rematch either but yeah fair play to him.the fact that they would be handing the heavyweight division to haymon/pbc on a plate would surely be reason to take the rematch no matter what.
     
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  8. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The only unscripted words of truth I spotted from the chinny robot during that car crash piece of telly was when Nelson said “you’re the boss though right, ultimately the buck stops with you?” To which big Josh retorted with a firm “NO. I’m one of the bosses”
    Guy would clearly not be rematching the tubby Mexican if he was in charge of his own destiny. This is going to be total capitulation from AJ in a couple of weeks time. Pure beatdown coming.
     
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  9. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

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    What a load of bollocks he doesn’t pay his team ? Course he does !!
     
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  10. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    Absolutely. He may not be doing the wages himself, but people get paid.
     
  11. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    This fella has a couple of Masters degrees, plus a Chartered. It's an interesting analysis on the body language from The Gloves Are Off.

     
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  12. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

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    Not watched the video you posted but see when they zoom into one of the fighter's faces for a couple of seconds? The majority of times they are actually showing their expression from a different point of the interview. It's a way to make it look more tense than it actually is. That's basic programming.
     
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  13. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    If you have the time, watch the whole thing Samba.
     
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  14. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nonsense.

    He mentioned in an interview about how it would cost him a bomb to look after his team, and stated that if they want to be around then it should because they WANT to, not because they are after the money.

    Imagine if he paid his team £500 p/w each. Say 30 people, that's £15k a week! So less of the bollocks, pal.
     
  15. Citizen Smith

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    Stop being silly. Everything is relative.
     


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