I’m not a fan of Anthony Joshua but ...

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by merseyjay, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. merseyjay

    merseyjay New Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2020
    Looking at the top 20 heavyweights in the world, I don’t see any with a better resume than him, i believe Fury beats him every time, but looking at all the stats he does seem to face and beat the better quality opponents.

    Your thoughts ?
  2. Yaiyr Alexander

    Yaiyr Alexander Member banned Full Member

    Sep 3, 2020
  3. DonTyson

    DonTyson Active Member Full Member

    Dec 2, 2018
    One of the best of of a bad bunch, you can only beat what’s in front of you. Fury, AJ and Wilder are fascinating. A highly skilled boxer with lower end power, an awful boxer with a bomb right hand and AJ who’s in between, a decent boxer with decent power.
  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    It's good. Povetkin's isn't far off at number two tbf though.
    Unforgiven and Slowhand like this.
  5. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    I’m not a fan of Anthony Joshua but ...

    I want to have sex with him.
  6. sasto

    sasto Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Klitschko and Wilder are good wins, but Fury's is very thin. Where's Whyte, Povetkin, Martin, Ortiz, Brezeale, etc, etc?

    Time is not on his side here.

    It will be interesting to see how these two are remembered.
  7. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Yeah I don't see that being a controversial statement.

    Usyk could be in with a shout if you include his CW accomplishments.
    Toney F*** U likes this.
  8. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Fury's resume is better. The only real significant win that either has is Kltischko, and Fury is the one who dethroned him from his legendary title reign.

    Also, whereas in reality, Joshua has 3-5 guys in his pocket that are better than Wilder, appearance is sometimes more than reality, and the perception of Wilder as a fellow big-three guy puts him ahead.

    At best, I would say that they are co-equal.

    I, by the way, really like Joshua. Fury just a bit better.
  9. Bogey picker

    Bogey picker Former child banned Full Member

    Oct 17, 2020
    Joshuas record
    Pulev = old, ugly
    Ruiz 2 = just murdered a buffet line
    Ruiz 1 = got stopped
    Povetkin = old
    Parker = overrated
    Takam = useless
    Klitschko = inactive
    Molina = fat, bald
    Martin = awful
    Whyte = injured
    Cornish = anorexic

    Tony dosh resume is smoke and mirrors just like clenelo alvaroids
    MorvidusStyle likes this.
  10. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    Fury's record seems lean to some because he's been very inactive and people hold him to different standards since he looks old. Haye wasted a year for him, Wlad saga was over a year, a number of years for AWOL and comeback. Covid year. When you strip that down, he was fast tracked compared to these HW's now. He fought Wlad at 26 years old.

    Fury fought the undefeated for ten years, younger Wlad in Germany. Then he fought the undefeated Wilder on a KO streak twice in Murica.
    That's better than anything AJ did.

    Fury would comfortably beat every single fighter on AJ's record. We can't say that the other way around.

    AJ would not beat younger Wlad in Germany and probably not undefeated Wilder twice in Murica. He wouldn't necessarily beat the Johnson Fury fought, the Chisora Fury fought, and I would give Cunningham a good chance of out-boxing a 25 year old AJ too. Even sturdy Hammer would have a good chance of grinding down a younger gassing AJ. A lot of these fought on and became journeyman types, but Fury fought them when they were contenders.
  11. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    He's just unlucky that he has to fight in king tyson furys era, he will always be #2
    Somali Sanil likes this.
  12. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    AJ actually unified so he’s gonna have the best resume. Fury got all his belts in two fights, Klitschko (who AJ also beat), and wilder who’s just an awful fighter
    RB1702 likes this.
  13. Surrix

    Surrix Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Prime Klitschko was different animal of course. Yeah, everyone does have flaws but he was nightmare and younger his versions more mobile than older versions. this makes sense.
    To beat Wilder for A.J might be higher chances than to defeat prime Klitschkos.
    A.J is more versatile and tricky than Wilder and is large with good reach, also looks that he does have 2 hands not one hand.

    Cunningham is good boxer actually, yeah. if prime his versions.
  14. Surrix

    Surrix Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    old Klitschko is not marquee win for anyone. his prime versions are different animals.
    Fury sadly had to fight with this wilder in U.S. Doesn't looks comfortable.
  15. Yaiyr Alexander

    Yaiyr Alexander Member banned Full Member

    Sep 3, 2020
    Furys Record
    Klitschko = old
    Wilder = one trick pony who got hurt by molina
    Chisora = someone who whyte and pulev beat

    Sounds pretty bias doesn't it ?
    Toney F*** U likes this.