Anthony Joshua: 'I wanna go back to fighting some easy opponents (like Fury is Doing)''

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  1. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' booted Full Member

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    Joshua said: 'Thoughts on Tyson Fury's win? He done what he had to.

    ''I could talk s*** but he done what he had to, well played to him.''

    ''I wanna go back to fighting some easy opponents,' he added, before being asked about Schwarz's ranking.

    '56th. I think, why am out here doing all this s*** myself? D'ya know what I mean?'''

    To be fair to AJ, he's not far wrong.

    AJ's next fight should be a rematch with Jason Gavern at wembley, and come to the ring in Union jack shorts.

    Knock him out in under 60 seconds and watch to see if the fans go wild and start talking him up as the greatest HW, since the conception of boxing.
     
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  2. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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    Kind of like how Ruiz was supposed to be.
     
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  3. RockyMarciano

    RockyMarciano Active Member Full Member

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    AJ needs to suck it up. Not a good sign for a successful comeback.
     
  4. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sepiroth, you lady-boy, who have finally said something sensible. There is nothing wrong with AJ having a few confidence builders. Sadly, I don't think the powers that be will let him.
     
  5. covetousjuice

    covetousjuice Ruiz had AJ from the first 60 sec of R1. Watch it. Full Member

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    1. Ruiz was supposed to be easy.
    2. Fury's last fight was Wilder.
     
  6. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    If anyone could do with a comebacking tune up, and a showcase type fights, its AJ.

    Instead Hearn is gonna put him right back in with Ruiz.

    A mistake, imo.

    AJ should have an easier fight back first.
     
  7. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wow, that's not a good sign at all. Joshua is a boxing celebrity not a true champion. He should retire.
     
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  8. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    Anybody who makes 25 million dollars a fight and asks "Why am I doing this?" deserves to be slapped like a *****. You were fighting top ten fighters because you are being paid elite level money. End of conversation. You want to take a pay cut and make what everybody else in your division makes then you go ahead and fight nobodies. Go live the Kubrat Pulev or Adam Kownacki lifestyle for a few years.

    Reason number two, you said you were the best and you had to prove it. Well, after you get your belts back from Ruiz you still have to beat Wilder and Fury to prove you are the best. You wanted the belts that came with the money and the fame, fighting tough opposition comes with all that. Stop being a whiner. Champions back in the day used to fight dozens of top ten ranked guys. You've only fought like seven.
     
  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Victor "Tree" Ortiz after the Maidana fight, eh?
     
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  10. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer RIP IsaL - Canelo 'facts' 2018 Full Member

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    Just so I can expose the agenda you are driving.

    1. AJ has fought better opposition than Wilder

    Biggest names:
    - Wladimir Klitschko - Lost to Fury, would beat Ortiz and Breazeale
    - Alexander Povetkin - Would lose to Fury, would beat Ortiz and Breazeale
    - Joseph Parker - Would lose to Fury, would beat Ortiz and Breazeale
    - Dillian Whyte - Would lose to Fury, would beat Ortiz and Breazeale

    *fought Andy Ruiz as a replacement opponent on short notice - Who is also better than all of Wilders resume, bar Ortiz

    2. Fury has fought better opposition than Wilder

    Biggest names:
    - Wladimir Klitschko - Would beat Ortiz
    - Derek Chisora - Would go life and death with Ortiz
    - Deontay Wilder - Went life and death with Ortiz

    *fought Wilder after a long layoff and huge weightloss

    3. Wilder is the one who continues to fight easy opposition

    Biggest names:
    - Tyson Fury
    - Luis Ortiz - Would lose to Povetkin, Parker, Whyte, Klitschko and Fury
    - Dominic Breazeale (Paper defence. Absolutely nothing to gain in this fight. Lost to Joshua in 2016)

    :applaudit:

    Look at the above and try and tell me that Wilder has had the strongest title defenses?
    1. He lost to Fury
    2. He was out on his feet against the plodder Ortiz
    3. His biggest win is a draw that came via robbery

    :eaea:
     
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  11. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer RIP IsaL - Canelo 'facts' 2018 Full Member

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    Worth noting, Ortiz, Breazeale and Fury were meant to be easy fights for 'the biggest puncher in boxing history'.

    Ortiz - Went life and death, was out on his feet against the slowest puncher in the top 15
    Breazeale - Leftovers from AJ in 2016. Got rid of him in 1 round, but got shook from a single shot within that 1 round.
    Fury - Even with a huge layoff, Wilder lost to Fury but had to win via robbery

    Top 3 wins...
     
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  12. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    thats the millennial generation for ya, perfect representation of the era.
     
  13. smiffyinoz

    smiffyinoz Active Member booted Full Member

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    Joshua telling it like it is. Fury's last three wins have been a cruiserweight ranked 41st and two heavyweights ranked outside the top 50. But lets not stop that from hailing him as the best Heavyweight ever. :pipi
     
  14. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

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    The catch is, the Schwartz display fight was only possible because Fury beat Wilder and made a huge impact already.

    It's quite amazing how FURY TAKING THE WILDER FIGHT is being gradually erased from history.

    Let's get one thing straight. And this is an absolute fact:

    Tyson Fury taking the Wilder fight in America, not fully fit, against the recommendations of his team, was a more difficult and dangerous challenge than anything AJ has ever agreed to.
     
  15. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joshua has fond memories of all those Bosnian Cab Drivers he Feasted on to the Loving Cheers of the British packed stadiums!!
     
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