Is Anthony Joshua the best combination puncher since Mike Tyson ?

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  1. Thunderstorm

    Thunderstorm Member Full Member

    Jan 24, 2022
    Is Joshua the best combination puncher since Mike Tyson ? Joshua gets a lot of praise for his combination skills
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2022
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  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Anthony Joshua is the most overrated heavyweight in recent history.

    The best to do it since Mike Tyson is Evander. Holyfields ability to put together shots eclipses Joshua's offense ten fold.

    It would be a delight to watch Holyfield destroy Joshua's wafer chin and he'd make the bodybuilder quit in a round
  3. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    I don't think he's that over rated tbh. He's got clear ability.

    He's not an ATG, but definitely HOF.
  4. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Certainly up there as one of the best combination puncher at HW since Tyson.
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  5. miniq

    miniq WAR WALRUS Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Predictable combinations are not good combinations

    Fury throwing single shots from awkward angles or not telegraphed (bodywork on Whyte) is much more impressive

    Landing a combination is also what counts. Landing a 3 punch combination against a high level unhurt opponent is impressive but not many do it...good luck finding examples. Ruiz laying up on AJ is one.

    Boxing is about being dynamic and unpredictable and AJ is not that. He is quick though handspeed. Footspeed not much.
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  6. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer #prayforshadow Full Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Is that why Fury is dead set keen on avoiding Usyk but has no issue with calling out AJ?
    All this talk about how he will come out of retirement if AJ wins, but if Usyk wins... it needs to be 500 million+ (which he knows won't happen).

    Must be all that slickness and awkward angles that have the big gypsy man running for the hills... :periodico:

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  7. Keldan

    Keldan Member Full Member

    Jun 5, 2015
    I like his combination punching, good speed and power
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  8. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    For a SHW he is One of the best all time yes.
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  9. miniq

    miniq WAR WALRUS Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Stop hijacking the thread to make it about Fury. I know you love him but that's not on.
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  10. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Omigod lmaooooooooooooooo

  11. lordlosh

    lordlosh Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    You are the one that is keep doing this, and i'm sorry, but you should have been on a vacation long time ago, because of all of this trolling and spamming every single thread with Fury nonsenses.

    Like for example:

    As far as the thread goes, AJ is the best combination puncher by far since Tyson. No one even come close. His punches just flow so good.

    This fight early on AJ career is a great example. And while Kevin Johnson is not a good opponent by any means and he was one old fart in here, AJ was the first to stop him.
  12. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. banned Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
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  13. shadow111

    shadow111 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Great timetamp there. He puts punches together well, the problem with AJ is he doesn't have the stamina to throw combinations as much as he could. But when he does, they are beautiful to watch.
  14. lordlosh

    lordlosh Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Enlighten us, who is a better combination puncher puncher than him ? I'm listening.
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  15. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2018
    Lewis and Holyfield also had great combinations but I consider them contemporaries of Tyson.