Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, May 19, 2020.
Could AJ defeat the German Superman aka the Black Uhlan at his best?
AJ would be a 98% favourite here
Schemeling is a GREAT fighter and very underrated. However, for a short heavyweight to beat a much taller heavyweight, they generally need exceptional handspeed and power.
Schmeling will struggle to cleanly land a right on Joshua. Joshua will be able to keep Max at bay with his jab and fire the occasional right hand.
Schmeling's only chance is to go for broke but he will likely walk into a big punch from the bigger hitting guy first.
Schmeling had good power and speed but he wasn't an exceptionally fast handed heavy hitter like Louis or Tyson.
Joshua tko 8
I can see this
I'm the biggest Max fan in the world, but I have Joshua as clear favorite here. We haven't seen Max against someone as huge as Joshua and although good, his chin isn't granite. He'd have huge reach disadvantage which could be very tough for him to overcome.
I can see Max winning some early rounds, he was very good defensive fighter and Joshua wouldn't find him easy to land. Sooner or later, AJ would start to land and break him down. I'm afraid that Max wasn't explosive enough to beat someone as big and as good as Joshua.
How many rounds do you think Schmeling lasts?
Around the same as against Max Baer, maybe a bit less.
These subliminal derivatives
I´d be surprised if Schmeling made 3. At the same time, Baer would take a shellacking at CW....
Sorry, I don't believe that Joshua is a superhuman.
He actually fought a guy who was built almost exactly like Joshua -in fact slightly larger, though surely far less talented:
Caveat: This footage looks to me like a reenactment of some sort:
It could happen, but I wouldn't be betting on it. If I were to put a subjective probability on it, I don't know, 20%? With better information than I feel I have, that conceivably could go up or down to anywhere from 5% to 80%.''
Edit: I hastily inverted your question and read it as asking whether Schmeling could beat Joshua, so to be clear: I'm guessing Joshua has about an 80% chance of winning.
Whilst I don't think that Schmeling would go in 3 (more like 7), I do agree that the CW as of late would, for the most part, ruin that period of division.
Usyk, Briedis, Gassiev, Dorticos and Hunter would beat Schmeling, Sharkey, Baer, Primo and Risko in some kind of H2H Round Robin.
Baer would rule cruiser weight.
No they wouldn't! What have you been smoking?? Schmeling would wreck all of those guys. He may wreck AJ.
You know that I disagree with this, but I respect your opinion
Prime Anthony Joshua turns prime Max Schmeling into prime rib on prime national television