Joshua has to take a risk against Fury?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by CroBox29, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Does Joshua have to fight like he used to, be aggressive and powerful? Could that bring him a win against Fury?
  2. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    His best way to win is trying to outbox Fury, emphasis on try. It's like you guys are forgetting who's the real fighting man here. Joshua isn't beating Fury in a fight, no way.
  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    You're deluded, its the exact opposite. If Joshua tried to ourbox Fury he'd get picked off with EASE. Joshua's best chance is to walk Fury down and drag Fury into a dogfight
  4. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    A few good bodyshots to mess up his breathing rhythm and the bodybuilder will collapse from exhaustion. Fury likes to work the body. Joshua has an underrated stiff jab, he should try to sit behind it. I also haven't really seen Joshua throwing leather from clinches, he's not a good infighter. He throws good combos from mid to close range, but when it comes chest to chest? Not really. Fury would smother him and maul him up close. Joshua needs a bit of room to get his shots off.

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  5. IntentionalBrit

    IntentionalBrit New Member Full Member

    Jan 24, 2021
    Joshua needs to box from the outside. He schools Fury from range
  6. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    The Heavyweight Unification Show Down. When will it happen?
  7. xnico

    xnico New Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2020
    Fury will maul Joshua
  8. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    Eh? That's the exact opposite of what he should be doing. He's got a 1/10 chance maybe of getting a points victory via outboxing.

    His only chance really is to go after Fury and score knockdowns or get the KO/TKO.

    Joshua has the advantage up close, Fury has the advantage on the outside.

    Joshua should work on the jab and make the rounds harder for Fury, work on the straight right hand and chip away at Fury and pick the right time to launch an assault against him.
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  9. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Joshua wouldn't be able to beat Fury on the outside. His best bet would be to try and walk him down, but again that might play into Fury's hands.

    Fury historically has had lapses in concentration which have caused him to be dropped. In the Cunningham fight (albeit several years ago) and Wilder 1 he was caught when he wasn't concentrating properly. Someone with Joshua's power and killer instinct should be looking to capitalise on that.
  10. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Maybe eats big horse armer Londoner! Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    If AJ fights fury like he fought Ruiz in the rematch then he will lose by wide ud. He can’t outbox someone of fury’s size and movement, no way!

    so what are his other options? He can try and set traps and counter fury but again fury is too smart to fall for those, plus he’s very difficult to land cleanly on.

    I guess his main plan of action would be to try and cut the ring off and work fury to the body and on the inside but that’s not easy.

    I’m really struggling to give AJ much of a chance in this fight. At some point AJ will realise he’s behind on the cards and he’ll have to go for broke and try to empty the tank on fury, he would be better to try this in the first half of this fight as fury has a good engine himself.

    these are heavyweights so who knows, I just hope we get a good fight with plenty of twists and both men getting dropped at some point. If it’s a boring fury ud then you can keep the rematch and the money it could’ve generated
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    No, he`s improved a lot since then, he needs to use his jab and feints to set up his combo`s, if he just comes charging in he`ll get countered like he did v Ruiz.
  12. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    You're forgetting Matchroom judges. If it's reasonably close they will award Joshua with the win. He just needs to jab and throw a few flashy combos that land on the gloves. I doubt Fury will do much either since he seems to be coming in light. That's a mistake imo. He should come in 270 and wreck the bodybuilder.

    If Joshua chooses to box I think the fight will pan out like this. Fury will out jab Joshua by about 5 jabs and land a good sneaky shot here and there, Joshua will throw some flashy combos and bombs which will land on the gloves/elbows/not land at all. Fury will work the body well, but by single shots (looping hooks he likes to throw) so the commentators will be ignoring them. Matchroom judges give Joshua a razor close UD.
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    AJ has better offensive skills than Fury, Fury is really overated because of his good reflexes, his right hands are nowhere near as tight as AJ`s.
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Fury couldn`t even out-jab Wilder in their first fight and ate a lot of counter jabs, his jab leaves himwide open to the right hand, he even ate right hands in that second bout v Wilder in the opening round.
  15. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    Wilder has a very good jab, it's just that he chooses to not use it most of the time. When he throws it it's very accurate. Isn't his jab in the top 5 by connect percentage? People really like to downplay Wilder as a bum, he's not. Wilder with a good team would have been ATG. He has all the attributes needed. It's the fault of his team that they let him fall in love with his power. Boxers are not too smart most of the time, it's the job of their teams to reign them in. Also Joshuas right hand is nowhere near Wilder's.