Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Undisputed1, Mar 4, 2021.
Fight: George Foreman vs Anthony Joshua
Venue: Madison Square Garden
If werr talking about 1970s Foreman I think Foreman would take it but it would be a pretty hard fight. Foreman at 6'3½ 220+ pound of pure muscle was seen as a big strong man for his era but compared to Joshua thats nothing. From what i can tell Joshua is physically stronger as well and would be one of the few fighters capable of outmuscleling Foreman in the clinches.
Joshua in the Ruiz rematch lowered his workrate and didn't have as much muscle mass to drain his energy so with his height, reach and superior speed he'd outbox Foreman, but Foreman would be continuously coming foreward. Joshuas speed and power shots will catch Foreman and he will put Foreman down like 220lb Ron Lyle did. But "Big George" will get up and after than i can see those bodyshots from "Big George" catching up to Aj. Foreman likely hits quite a bit harder as well. It will turn will turn into a slugfest afterwards and with Aj winded i think Foreman would take him out, if he himself hasn't gassed already.
He beat Frazier and Norton because they were small guys who tried to FIGHT him. With Ajs superior physical dimensions and outboxing skills this would probably be Foremans hardest fight behind Holyfield and Ali.
I still wouldn't bet on "Big George" though because like i said if he gasses its over.
George hits him up the body and has him spewing marshmallows.
Big George would beat him to a pulp lol
Good jokes. Joshua stronger than Foreman and worrying about Foreman gassing out over Joshua of all people.
You know Joshua isn't the same after the Ruiz fight ? He had a 12 round gas tank when he switched to his outboxing during the rematch. Foreman probably does have a better gas tank but he'd try and throw tha sink at AJ for several rounds. In addition to that Joshua is a lot quicker than Foreman and whos to say he isn't stronger than Foreman ? He's a hell of a lot more muscluar and he pulled off a feat of deadlifting 460 pounds. He's bigger as well. Manhandling a 6'2, 210 pound heavyweights is different from manhandling a 250+ pound heavyweight. Heavyweights have gotten a lot bigger and that needs to be taken into consideration. Do we not remember how much trouble he had with Ron Lyle ? A heavyweight almost as big as him ?
But regardless I've stated I'd favor Foreman
A prime George Foreman would have overpowered Joshua and stopped him.
Anthony would try to control distance, and avoid his power....But at one point George foreman would have cut off the ring, cornered AJ, and beat him down.
Mercilessly and inevitably. Like the coming of winter.
I don't think this goes even 5 rounds. Big George by KO
Hard to beat a prime Foreman when he committed to his tremendous jab.
Is this post supposed to offer comedic value?
460lbs deadlift is less than 210kg. Are you trying to say that is impressive? While I'm not claiming Joshua is some incredible weightlifter, he can sure as hell squeeze out more than a pathetic 210kg. Walk through any university gym and you'll find puny teenage weekend warriors repping 210kg in their gym shark wife beaters. George Foreman, on the other hand, was well known for his incredible strength. He wasn't some hypertrophic, pumped up goon.
You're shooting yourself in the foot by saying that "handling a 250+ pound heavyweight is different to handling a 210 pound heavyweight. My response to that is preserving your gas tank against someone like Foreman is another kettle of fish to dancing around the ring away from a 5'11'' (yes) 280 pound, unmotivated fat blob who couldn't get within 8 feet of him. Joshua's stamina is **** poor and a snooze fest against Andy Ruiz doesn't change that.
Probably in the minority here but I think young foreman goes all out, gases and gets stopped
Old foreman brutally destroys AJ through a combination of toughness, a wiser head on his shoulders, and brutal punching power
Joshua’s bigger, faster, and a lot more skilled than prime foreman, whose only advantages would be chin and power. AJ wouldn’t come straight into foreman like Frazier, Norton and Lyle did. He’d be boxing, and I’d say his superior skills could get him the win here. 7/10 times AJ wins.
Faster? More skilled? Based on what? Eye test? Ok. My eye tells me that young Foreman had a pretty good sense of space and distance and bearing to his target. He didn't follow guys around, he cut them off. AJ wouldn't have to come to Foreman. Foreman would come to him and there would be no way out and AJ has not shown that he can stand up to it round after round after round.
Foreman woulda grilled him