Joshua would spank Zhang's ass again if they fought

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by It's Ovah, Sep 23, 2023.

  1. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    A reminder of what happened to Zhang the last time they clashed.

    Would Joshua pull the trick again against this comeback-Foreman level version of Zhang? Or does Sheldon give him the Big Bang treatment?

    My opinion is in the thread title, but what say you?
  2. drenlou

    drenlou Trunk-Or-Treat! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    In the pros Joshua gets sparked out.
  3. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Joshua can only create the illusion that he beat Zhang in the pros...
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  4. lordlosh

    lordlosh Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    AJ would beat him. I think he underperform in his last 2 fights, but he will rise to the occasion.
    But the fight won't happen for obvious reasons.
    Zhang is mandatory, and while he is Usyk mandatory he wants and calls out Fury.

    He wants Fury, cause he knows for 100% he can beat him, and i'm also 100% sure he will KO Fury badly, but the Gypsy Queen will do what he's do best, and that's it to duck Zhang, as he is ducking any real threat.
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  5. JackTheChamp123

    JackTheChamp123 Member banned Full Member

    Sep 12, 2023

    That was the old Joshua, pre Ruiz and pre Usyk Joshua, the New "tehnical boxing" Joshua gets K.O. under 6 rounds.
  6. 81ZAR

    81ZAR Dr. Steelhammer Full Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    He would. It's unreal how underrated some fighters become after taking a few losses.
  7. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Zhang has gotten better in his old age by fighting more measured and looking for the right shots. Boxing isn't his strength at all. He's more effective in holding back, waiting for opportunities and countering.

    Slow and steady works for him.
  8. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Zhang would of course be risky for Joshua, but it's doable. The lack of aggression that he's showed over the last few years and especially last couple of fights wouldn't hamper him as much against Zhang as it would against for example Fury. In fact against Zhang he needs to be cautious and pick his spots. In this case it will probably favour Joshua the longer it goes, since I think he has the better gas tank, which is not something you say about him every day (I think it has gotten underrated, though).

    But Zhang will be looking to get in the ring with Fury and then Usyk. Fully understandable. Joshua is always a risk with his abilities and one Zhang doesn't need to take when he's on the cusp of a title fight.

    I'd love if Fury is shamed into facing Zhang and gets knocked out, paving way for a showdown between Zhang and Usyk. Probably won't happen, though.
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  9. TheWizard

    TheWizard I Got Milk Baby Full Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    Zhang knocks him out currently. Zhang would find a home for that sneaky left hand early and that'd be all she wrote. AJs defense hasn't impressed me at all lately.

    I don't really think a fight from 11 years ago matters much. Mihai Nistor KO'd AJ the year before that but I doubt anyone would pick Nistor to beat AJ today.
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  10. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    Zhang would smash Joshua to pieces
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  11. Djokovic.GOAT

    Djokovic.GOAT Member banned Full Member

    Sep 5, 2023
    Easy day in office for Joshua.

    People have to realize that Joshua is still na number 2 in division behind Slavic prophet and king Usyk.
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  12. MrPook

    MrPook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    50/50 fight

    It would be a damn good fight to make though.
  13. chico g

    chico g What are you staring at Mr Trump?! hahaha! Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    The bodybuilder would be so overwhelmed by Emperor Zang's power. He would jump out the ring and flee to the gym. There's no stopping the Chinama now...
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  14. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2018
    As soon as Zhang lands something big it'll be game over for Joshua.
  15. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Maybe, he was clearly a level above Zhang as an amateur. Joshua's style is more problematic for Zhang, with his movement, even this cautious Joshua would match up well against the counter punching Zhang as he wouldn't give Zhang the leads to counter and would be forced to chase and try to cut off the ring as Joshua won't make the mistake of going at the counter puncher.

    Joshua probably wins a decision. But I doubt this fight happens anytime soon. Joshua is looking at Wilder and probably won't risk it while that's still on the table.
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