Anthony Joshua vs Oleksander Usyk - Discussion thread

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Vegan Beast, Jul 21, 2021.

Joshua vs Usyk

Poll closed Friday at 5:16 AM.
  1. Anthony Joshua - KO/TKO

    52 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. Anthony Joshua - Decision.

    42 vote(s)
    26.4%
  3. Draw

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Oleskander Usyk - KO/TKO

    34 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. Oleksander Usyk - Decision

    27 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

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    Usyk will do to Joshua what Joyce did to Takam, only not get hit as much while doing it. This match will be shockingly one sided, and will end in a stoppage victory for Usyk.
     
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  2. Wildcat

    Wildcat Ted Grant Full Member

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    I don't think there will be ko/tko in this fight. We gonna watch Joshua's calmest and most controlled fight after Parker and the second Ruiz fight.

    Joshua by UD is good option.
     
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  3. The Townsend

    The Townsend Member Full Member

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    Im no expert.
    Usyk In the later rounds like when he fought Belew. Not sure why alot of people think Usyk Is feather fisted.

    He doesn't need knock out power. He will frustrate, confuse, and strike fear and most importantly doubt Into AJs mind which that alone will give him a massive mental advantage and cause AJ to make mistakes and tire out.

    If Usyk just stood there and traded with AJ then yes I think AJ would steam roll him, however Usyk Is way too smart for that. Way too smart.

    I dont think the fight will get exciting until the last few rounds where Usyk will chip away at AJ as AJ tires.

    If anyone In this thread who Isn't that experienced and has sparred before then you'd know when you start to get hit a lot you tend to lose focus and make mistakes. AJ doesnt and hasn't had the experience as a pro to deal with those kids of situations. (Ruiz Jr was the first time I bet) He normally steam rolls people.

    Usyk had around 340 amateur fights.

    Usyk TKO mentally and physically.
     
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  4. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

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    Sometimes I seriously doubt your boxing knowledge. Wtf did Joyce do to Takam? Nothing. He was doing nothing but landing jabs and eating big right hands. He won because he was bigger, stronger, younger, a bigger puncher and had a better chin. Takam was ahead on the cards for sure prior to the stoppage. Usyk has none of those advantages against Joshua except having a better chin.
     
  5. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Usyk even being over the hill and if will come in at 230-235 lbs will move in the ring faster than Takam, 39 y.o Pulev, 39 y.o Povetkin or Parker. Yeah.

    If A.J will start to gas out like he did vs old Pulev, Usyk might stop him.
    If no, then A.J will win this one, I think. Doesn't matters how: cards or stoppage.

    Pulev from fight vs A.J not likely was capable to last 10 rounds vs the same Dorticos or Briedis versions from 2020 th September.
    Not alone " capable " to beat Usyk or even Parker or Chisora. Slow, predictable and yeah, easier opponent than Takam or damn...... most likely easier opponent A.J had in any title fight.
    Pulev from Klit fight was 33, now he is 39. Yeah, father time does work and is undisputed champion in boxing.
     
  6. The Townsend

    The Townsend Member Full Member

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    Its a good job Usyk will use his boxing ability and brilliant boxing IQ to win then.
     
  7. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Doubt it. Aj by close decision and you'll just say Usyk got robbed.
     
  8. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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  9. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Active Member Full Member

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    If it's close, then champion getting benefit of the doubt on close rounds will usually win... Regardless of which fighter might have been marginally better across the fight as a whole.

    Close fights can go either way... For it to be a robbery it needs to be very, very clear which fighter won and yet still get called the other way (or even draw), at least in my book.
     
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  10. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    They say "father time" is undefeated, but "has a winning record" is more appropriate.

    Many have overcome the odds in their advanced years.

    Regardless of what you say, Pulev has always been overrated and his best wins are Chisora, Hughie Fury, Ustinov who are all mediocre.

    He is over listed in height and looked like a small man next to Joshua, Klitschko and Fury. It was great to see the punk KO'd again.
     
  11. haglerdude

    haglerdude Active Member Full Member

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    no way? ok einstein lol
     
  12. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    might drop $1000 on usyk
     
  13. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    Usyk will be Joshua's toughest test since Wladmir definitely.

    AJ will be worried, all his fans will be worried and I think at some point Usyk will be in control like Waldmir was, but I think around rounds 8-10, AJ will find a way to hurt Usyk and will finish him late.

    Round 10 AJ KO's.
     
  14. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    Guess who's going to the fight? :)
     
  15. Shempz

    Shempz Active Member Full Member

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    What a ball ache that was today, trying to get tickets. The Stubhub/Matchroom website was a joke.