Anthony Joshua vs Prime Max Schmeling

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! banned Full Member

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    Could AJ defeat the German Superman aka the Black Uhlan at his best?
     
  2. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    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
     
  3. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    I can see this
     
  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    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.
     
  5. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    How many rounds do you think Schmeling lasts?
     
  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Around the same as against Max Baer, maybe a bit less.
     
  7. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

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    These subliminal derivatives :D

    I´d be surprised if Schmeling made 3. At the same time, Baer would take a shellacking at CW....
     
  8. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sorry, I don't believe that Joshua is a superhuman.
     
  9. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    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:

    [media]id=enMUH0aGLF0;t=29[/media]
     
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  10. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    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.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    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.
     
  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Baer would rule cruiser weight.
     
  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    No they wouldn't! What have you been smoking?? Schmeling would wreck all of those guys. He may wreck AJ.
     
  14. 70sFan865

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    You know that I disagree with this, but I respect your opinion ;)
     
  15. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Prime Anthony Joshua turns prime Max Schmeling into prime rib on prime national television
     
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