Is Joshua just another akinwande

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  1. Ex Army Jim 39

    Ex Army Jim 39 Love that Full Member

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    What’s the difference just a pretty face maybe good for the companies to make money off him

    I am no seeing much of a difference
     
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    Joshua is a great example of packaging over content, always has been, good luck to the lad outside the ring he’s been a commercial juggernaut.

    Inside the ring, the bit I’m interested in as a boxing historian.. he’ll go down as the guy who QUIT against an obese Mexican in his first time staying away from home, and the guy who lost to (and nearly QUIT against) a feather fisted cruiser with no notable wins at heavyweight.

    Joshua’s best win for me was a prime undefeated Joey twelve Parker for an alphabet belt.

    The breazeale Martin pulev molina type “resume” talk ages horrifically because quite simply from a historical perspective ten wins against gatekeepers and scrubs can’t ever replace one marquee win.

    Unfortunately for josh his supposed marquee win will always have the dirty great asterisk against it that 41 year old shot to pieces old VLADD coming off a loss, came out of retirement to face him for a truckload of money and never fought again.

    Historically then you’re left with the FACT joshua failed to face either of the top two of his era (history won’t care for the promoter narrative as to why these fights didn’t get made) and has unfinished business with an obese grinning Mexican middleweight who also lost to Joey twelve Parker.

    Joshua’s promoter managed to convince the audience of the time that if they all bought ppvs that would be PROOF Joshua was the greatest heavyweight ever.

    meanwhile Fury and Wilder secured each other’s place in history with a heavyweight trilogy for the ages, the likes of which we may never see again.

    I don’t believe big josh himself was scared to face Fury and perhaps Wilder but his promoter certainly found a formula to maximise his earnings without ever facing a live elite heavy inside the ring. A triumph of marketing, a failure of legacy.

    joshua will be remembered as the a side, the money guy, the home favourite, the flat track bully perhaps, the limited straight up and down no special effects one two banger, with a glass jaw and a glass ticker.

    Historically speaking.
     
  4. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Active Member Full Member

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    Bloody hell you lads are clueless. Embarrassing.
     
  5. Astro

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    I hope AJ gets the credit he deserves when he retires. He has been a fantastic ambassador for British boxing for many years.

    He will be missed because he has the "cross over appeal" that makes all age groups interested in his fights. I wish him all the best.
     
  6. Ex Army Jim 39

    Ex Army Jim 39 Love that Full Member

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    This is it mate 10 molinas is no better than 1 wilder fight is it its just no mate no way

    listen hes good to watch most of the time who doesnt like watching big strong men with glass chins boxing its normally good to watch isn’t it but is he any better than akinwande another big strong fella but without the face that little teeny boppers like

    I hope he sticks about he can be in good fights no doubting that but is he better than Danny Williams that’s the question
     
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  7. Ex Army Jim 39

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    I couldnt care less if loads of teeny hoppers are watching or women or folk who don’t normally watch why do you care about that it actually doesnt help anything apart from fireworks n a fancy ring n put money in salesmen pocket that’s it
     
  8. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This 100%!!!
    @Ex Army Jim 39 the unbearable boredom of predictability
     
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  9. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Aw mate do one do you ever do anything ecept boast or put down other folk if you were ice cream cone youd be one scoop of vanilla half melted
     
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

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    Did you get a bump on your head on the army Jimbo?
     
  11. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hell of a thread this one!

     
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  12. Ex Army Jim 39

    Ex Army Jim 39 Love that Full Member

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    Well is it no a reasonable question mate yous always talk about how bad it is now with crap boxers like whyte but hes right in amongst the best of rest isn’t he

    is it no reasonable to think Danny Williams akinwande mason and them would give joshua a go or beat him he seems no much different he’s taller all give him that it is important thats how he beats folk
     
  13. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Aw away ye go mate how many years you serve pal love how folk like you think you can take puss out folk like me who served for folk like you pal
     
  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

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    Should see a DR mate
     
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  15. EJC83

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    Jim, I'm talking about the content of the thread as a whole, not just the question posed in it, it's tailed off very quickly and the question is now already secondary to everything else.

    For what it's worth I think there might be something in what you're saying but we're in a completely different era and Joshua was an Olympic Champion, he has something about him even if he has a loss to Ruiz Jnr on his record, it happens, just like it happened to Lewis, Vlad, Vitali etc. If the two met I'd back Joshua to beat Henry.
     
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