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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    if I’m no mistaken he lost once or twice at Olympics and got gift but I haven’t watched back so can’t say with certainty maybe you remember or somebody else if I’m wrong I’m wrong hands up

    he lost in a terrible way and so did klichko young Vladimir the older brother didn’t though the losses were freak events Lewis he lost that’s right no like Joshua the way he lost against wee fat man on 5 week notice unbelievable can he come back from it no I think and record will show that loss anyway it was awful he got battered n quit he can only ever win in uk stadium it looks to me can he do it in the big apple can he do it in America
     
  2. Ex Army Jim 39

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    No need mate ive got a good doctor so you know
     
  3. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    Whilst I agree with the rest of your post - that Joshua the commercial icon, the "a-side", etc, will be remembered more than the boxer...

    In the interest of balance he did travel to Baku as an amateur and pick up a silver medal, so the Ruiz defeat wasn't quite his first away day.
     
  4. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Cause had to lol
     
  5. Mavin53

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    I’m not sure if I agree with you or not, some punctuation would help me understand a bit better though.

    As for AJ was he over hyped? Of course he was? Will him or Eddie Hearn care? Not one bit! I actually think he lost his edge/spite after the Vlad fight. When he got put down badly in that fight I think he thought “I don’t want to be doing this again” and is now a bit too tentative. Will I watch his fight against Usyk? Definitely. Will he win? I don’t think he will. Will he retire if he loses? I think he probably will. Nothing else for him to do.
     
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  6. Sonny1

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    Agree he lost against Savon in the 1st round and also against Cammerelle in the final in 2012. He did very well at the worlds in Baku a year earlier though.
     
  7. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Lol he won’t retire mate Defenstly not he will be boxing for few year yet win or loose pal
     
  8. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Seen a video where he got stopped well the red stopped it in amateur competing for Britain what was that mate I think he lost to Russian fella
     
  9. Sonny1

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    He had a fantastic amateur career bearing in mind how inexperienced he was.
     
  10. hobby rider

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    I do wonder how some people have the time to just constantly post the same crap time after time over and over again.
     
  11. Ex Army Jim 39

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    How did he manage that mate he is not that good skill is he saying that even Harrison did wbateur success won Olympic fair n square
     
  12. Sonny1

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    Worse than that Deontay Wilder somehow won Olympic Bronze.
     
  13. Ex Army Jim 39

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    Thats right that’s why he calls himself the bronze bomber tight enough hes only got a right hand straight not technical I can see how he’s a good pro but not amateur I’m no expert mate
     
  14. Bob Flaps

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    I've seen people saying he developed a particular pro style and went with it, but was a lot less limited as an amateur than he looks now.
     
  15. catchwtboxing

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    Joshua failed to face the two best of his era because Fury took time of due to cocaine, obesity and PEDs charges, and because Wilder ADMITTEDLY turned down truck loads of money to fight Fury, who he thought would be easy.

    He fought the best he could get his hands on.