Anthony Joshua vs these 90s HW's contenders/champions

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  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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    Sure Foreman hits a lot harder but so does Klitschko. Ruiz was 4 times faster than Foreman and If Joshua goes in there to box and counter like he did against Pulev i can't see ancient George doing a damn thing. Remember even "glass jaw" Morrison beat him up. Prime George I'd favor over Foreman but 90s George ? Hell no
     
  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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    Agreed
     
  3. MarkusFlorez99

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    All of them ? He might posses a better reaume but that doesn't mean everything. Styles make fights. Ibeabuchi and prime Mercer would be a nightmare for him.
     
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  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    Why are they your favourites?
     
  5. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was also a short fat slob with a small reach, average resume and only fair KO record going into the AJ fight.

    You British love buying into your fighters hype don’t you?
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ruiz is a good fighter who gave Parker a close bout, there have been American fighters that could have beaten AJ, but Foreman was too old by the 90`s to be an elite fighter, AJ is better in every department than the older Foreman except for Chin and power, however AJ would be landing far more power shots than the slower Foreman would, he`d also hit Foreman with more devasting combo`s than any fighter Foreman ever fought, Holy`s combo`s weren`t as powerful as AJ`s, Briggs wasn`t a good combo puncher, Morrison didn`t really get much into his shots when he fought George and neither did Stewart, AJ is a far better fighter than Stewart was and Foreman took a beating from Stewart, he really wasn`t that good in the 90`s.
     
  7. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    To this day the Stewart fight is off imo. Foreman gets marked harshly for it but Id love to know the reason his face swelled like that when it didn’t in any other fight against better fighters and bigger punchers despite George being no defensive master.

    AJ wasn’t as composed as comeback Foreman (as evidenced by his reaction and clear panic the first time he copped any real adversity against Ruiz) and he also wasn’t as well conditioned for a long fight. AJ has a record of fatiguing in fights. Comeback George never did to my recollection he just kept chugging along forward.

    Comeback Foreman wasn’t that good but he was world class despite being old and slow for the reason mentioned. Chin, heart, composure and power. That makes him a threat against someone lacking at least two of those ingredients.
     
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