It's hard to believe Joshua was destroyed by an obese man

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  1. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    while this may be the case, its an inadequacy of AJ as a world scene boxer, that cant be denied.

    Perhaps he is just an upset Spurs fan but its up to him to blank it and get on with his job, everyone else does.
     
  2. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Member Full Member

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    You hit the nail on the head. We live in an era of fitness where body-shaming and style over substance is prevalent. Strikes me as almost comical (but also frustrating) how some of us are offended that a boxer without an athletic body won.
     
  3. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Staff Member

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  4. Kingmaffe

    Kingmaffe Member Full Member

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    Joshua was never gonna KO Ruiz by using just muscles and size, boxing doesn’t work like that at world level.
     
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  5. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Combinations, timing, active guard, outstanding ability to parry punches, chin?
    Remember you’re the same guy who saw nothing special in Lomachenko. Maybe it’s time to accept you’re not very good at judging boxers/boxing.
     
  6. Ilesey

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    An obese man with a lot of skill and will.
     
  7. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

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    Bellew showed that a tubby man can beat a specimen of physical proportions. It happens.
     
  8. Above Deck

    Above Deck Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ruiz should be undefeated. I thought he beat Parker soundly.
     
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  9. Dirsspaardis

    Dirsspaardis Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And how did he do that? By fighting a guy who’s literally falling apart under his own weight?
    Not the best example.
    Now the check-jab story is worth of bringing up.
     
  10. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

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    People have mentioned that after the Klitschko fight Joshua seemed to show a more brittle Chin and fought more cautious.

    I don’t know if that is true as the only fight I have seen him in post Klitschko was Povetkin and but he was buzzed in that fight pretty good at one point.
     
  11. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Has nothing to do with not having an athletic body. Plenty of good champs dont have athletic looking physiques. Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Kelly Pavlik, Sergey Kovalev, etc. These guys are among the many who will never win the physique competition. And it doesnt matter.

    But I cannot recall a flat out obese man beating the #1 ranked fighter in his prime. It's not that Ruiz is not athletic looking. He is actually an obese man.
     
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  12. West of Hollywood

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    If your premise is correct that Ruiz meets the medical definition of obesity doesn't that make his accomplishment that much more remarkable?
     
  13. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Actually it does. Its one of the multiple reasons why everybody was so surprised he won the fight.
     
  14. ArseBandit

    ArseBandit Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ruiz also has an excellent skill set. Roach warned that although obese he hit very quick.

    So glad for him.
     

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