Big Month for AJ

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Brumsongs, Mar 12, 2023.

  1. Brumsongs

    Brumsongs Member Full Member

    May 29, 2021
    April will be a bit of a game changer for him I reckon.
    If he destroys Franklin and Usyk wins then he's back at the top table. If, however, he has an unconvincing performance and Fury wins well then his standing will be seriously affected. I'd imagine quite a lot hinges on all this for DAZN too, because he can't come cheap.
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  2. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Not a twelve round fighter.

    NO Brain
    NO Chin
    NO Heart

    Mentally shot fighter.
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  3. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    You are probably right but he’s fighting a soft touch. Needs to rebuild his confidence and see what happens.
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  4. Brumsongs

    Brumsongs Member Full Member

    May 29, 2021
    If he doesn't knock Franklin out his confidence will be damaged further, particularly if Fury sees off Usyk.
  5. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    He posted an IG post earlier looking a lot lighter. Looking much less like a bodybuilder now assuming it is a recent photo.
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  6. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    Maybe he's stopped eating Conor Benn's eggs :)
  7. BrokerNYC

    BrokerNYC Nottingham Full Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    I hope he blasts Franklin out of there quick and fights again within 3 months, he needs some momentum.

    If we get Fury Usyk we won’t get AJ Fury until 2024 if at all, we’re more likely to see AJ Wilder in Saudi this year.
  8. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    I'd rather see Joshua fight Wilder to be honest.
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  9. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    It willbe AJ v Whyte
  10. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    I don’t think Joshua goes anywhere near Wilder.
  11. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    Joshua needs a big fight again. He's not getting any younger and in the last years of his prime.

    After franklin, he needs to fight Fury or Wilder.

    If Usyk and Fury retire, then Joshua vs Wilder for a belt and then work from there.

    I believe Joshua will be a champ again, he's a good fighter, but unfortunately there are just two absolute freaks around in his era also.

    Joshua is good, but Usyk and Fury are potentially ATG's at their peak.
  12. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Can we get Ivan Dychko some momentum Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Beating Franklin won’t mean much apart from a confidence boost. He’ll take him out within 5 rounds. I’m not interested in the whyte rematch and would prefer to see AJ fight wilder, fury, Joyce or hrgovic next
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  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Fury & Usyk will be tied up with each other this year.

    Wilder and AJ's teams have a horrible relationship and cannot negotiate a deal.

    Joyce is with Warren on BT so boxing politics will rear its head.

    Hrgovic isn't a name and looked horrible against Zhang last time out.

    The Whyte fight will be the one that they run with in my opinion. Very winnable fight which will sell on the back of Whyte being a marketable name in his own right + the needle/history between the two. It's also very easy to make solely through Hearn.
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  14. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    My preference for AJ would be Joyce at the end of the summer and then Fury in the fall.

    Probably will just be Shyte in September and nothing else though
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  15. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I think I preferred the roided up wrecking ball AJ to the one that tries to be a boxer. Play to your strengths.
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