AJ vs Usyk is next week

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

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    I mean Klitschko had to travel to win the belt - the rematch in Manchester. Just like he had to travel to Wembley to fight for a belt.
     
  2. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wlad fought Povetkin I Russia, Jennings and a couple of other Americans in the US.

    Wilders team we all know have never had ang faith in him beating one of top quality guys in dicion hence the hand picked padded record.
     
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  3. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

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    In the same way Joshua went over to America to win a fight he was widely expected to win and was massively the A side. Wlad wouldn’t have come over to England to defend his belts against Joshua or Fury, not a chance. Just like Joshua said he’d never fight Wilder in America after the Parker fight.

    Routine defences in the challengers home country to make it slightly more competitive don’t match up to defending your belts against the best in the world in the opponents country.
     
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  4. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    If Matchroom were still providing their Saturday night boxing there'd have been more usable clips of Hearn, Bellew et al mouthing off which could be used as cheap filler on Sky Sports news / website. Plus Hearn is good at crafting narratives, with him persona non grata its a bit more difficult to breath life into AJ.

    That said, I think this will likely do well simply due to the strength of the Joshua brand, the fact he's back in the UK fighting at the right time and probably a blitz of marketing support closer to the event.
     
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  5. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The Matchroom/DAZN/Sky/Joshua dynamic isn’t sustainable long term. Barely any hype for this fight at all from Sky.
     
  6. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What kind of notable pro fights A.J had won outside of Eddie backyard?
    He looked like mop for floor when he fought vs Panda Ruiz Jr in US and there most likely might be reason why.
    Interestingly, how tested in US A.J might perform vs uncles Arreola and Ortiz, not alone vs Wilder?
     
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  7. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

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    @Surrix
    Why do you reply with completely off-topic content?
     
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  8. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Completely off topic content for you as british fan of course.:D
    Cos guys like you prefer to have backyards champs :p.

    I ask you: list me number of title fights A.J had won outside of U.K:D:D:D and then compare with Fury, Lewis etc boxers and " nobody " Usyk " ( he looks that just does not have proper for you passport. I will not insist that he is better than Floyd Jr just cos he is larger while you will do with hypocrite attitude when you will compare Usyk with british boxer A.J who sorry is just big money project and is not even close to Floyd Jr in boxing skills ).
     
  9. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Joshua definitely sells better but I think saying Dillian Whyte could is a bit far.

    Wilder 2, if held in the UK, would've sold really well.
     
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  10. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tyson does not do good numbers.

    I bet Whytes fights at home have better attendance numbers than Fury.
     
  11. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe after 2 Wilder fights he might sell more?

    There ofc maybe Haye might be happy to get A.J and Chisora fights and why not?
    Haye does have british passport, maybe eddie might place A.J vs Haye instead of A.J vs Usyk.
     
  12. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

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    How many fights did Fury have in the UK as the champion?
     
  13. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Zero.

    But in general, Tyson was a dire ticket seller. Hence him dressing up as a superhero.
     
  14. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

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    I've seen three adverts on Sky today for it, most recently just after the half time whistle on Monday Night Football.
     
  15. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If AJ signs a TV deal with anyone other than BT in the UK and ESPN in the US, it's a clear duck.

    Why put an obstacle in place for the Fury fight?

    Stay a free agent and have the fight on BT in the UK and ESPN in the US.