Joshua Wilder

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Bondy365, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    "Wilder is the most overrated heavyweight boxer all time." Talk about hyperbole. He may be overrated in some circles, but he is clearly underrate in others. The "AJ" crew headed up by yourself, ukboxingfan, vegan beast et al. clearly underrate him.

    You talk about Szpilka - and ignore the fact that "styles make fights". This phrase is bandied about only when it suits, clearly. Wilder knocked out Szpilka, in case you hadn't noticed, and the legend that is Andy Rice Pudding Jr clobbered Joshua and made him give up, despite being short, morbidly obese and on short notice.

    I've said a thousand times on this forum that I think Joshua is a very good boxer, but you ignore that. The fact is that his flaws leave him vulnerable against "one trick pony" Wilder. The bout is not a foregone conclusion in either direction, but I would have to favour Wilder and I think the most likely outcome is a Wilder knockout over Joshua.

    "Just be realistic about Wilder for a ****ing second" he says as if Joshua is some unbeatable boxer, when he has been rocked countless times, gassed countless times, has lost twice and once against someone who couldn't even wobble the ghost of Liakhovich, Johnson or Franklin Lawrence. He has won one bout outside of UK and that was in a neutral state on a Matchroom card. That also has to be taken into account in the case that the bout takes place in America.

    I fail to see how seeing Wilder as a favourite in that bout is being unrealistic. Your assessment is genuinely laughable.
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  2. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    But i haven't read anybody say Wilder is some class boxer or has amazing footwork, can fight on the back foot etc.
    Everybody can see what he is i think the issue is alot of people ridiculously overrate the heavyweight division from a skill perspective.

    But hey I think Wilder is mentally done from what I've seen this week but he will go.out swinging that Hayemaker.
  3. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Stop crying cause wilder is terrible.
  4. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Wilder would flatten him.
  5. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    I think this one will be "who lands first" Joshua would no way survive anything Wilder lands, but Joshua hits harder than Fury. I reckon it would be an early stoppage which ever way it goes.
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  6. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    Imagine if that punch that hit Fury in the 4th landed on Joshua...

    Wilder is the 2nd best heavyweight in the world.
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  7. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Better than Usyk?
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  8. ChiefSupport

    ChiefSupport New Member banned Full Member

    Oct 9, 2021
    Usyk would make Wilder look stupid
  9. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    He would have him doing fits in the first round.
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  10. MAJR

    MAJR Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    I think people will look back on Joshua and Wilder as a missed opportunity for a super fight in the same way they look back on Lewis and Bowe.

    Two fighters, at one time regarded as the best in the division, somehow failing to make the super-fight to decide the #1, and both men slipping up and losing their spot and tarnishing the moment.

    They might still yet fight each other, but it will never matter as much as it would have if they had fought when Joshua was the undefeated IBF, WBA (Super) and WBO Champion and Wilder the undefeated WBC Champ.
  11. themaster999

    themaster999 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 7, 2015
    Might get Joshua v Wilder as co-main event with Brook - Khan.

    Game changed
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  12. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    once usyk beats Joshua in the rematch the only fight I want is him v fury the two best in the division for undisputed.
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  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Maybe 3rd after Usyk
  14. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    All Wilder has is crazy power and heart but I’d favour him over any heavyweight bar Fury and Usyk
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  15. carlingeight

    carlingeight Active Member Full Member

    May 15, 2016
    Whichever way you see it one thing is for sure - Joshua vs Wilder would be so damn entertaining. You wouldn't take your eyes off it for a second.

    Honestly can't think of any gameplan either of them would go for that wouldn't make for a great fight. Glass cannon does them both a disservice, but they would both be so susceptible to each other's firepower. Don't think we see many fights between them two reaching the halfway stage but feel Joshua wins more than he loses.
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