Joshua's best scalp after Klitschko

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Best win after Klitschko

  1. ''Greenish'' Dillian Whyte

    13 vote(s)
    17.3%
  2. ''Greenish?'' Joseph Parker

    21 vote(s)
    28.0%
  3. ''Oldish'' Povetkin

    25 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. ''Voluptuous'' Andy Ruiz jnr

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. ''Teak Tough Durable'' Carlos Takam

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. ''Flying high'' Charles Martin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. ''Gutsy, green'' Dominik Breazeale

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Komaster

    Komaster I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah Full Member

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    If Klitschko is AJ's best scalp, who would come in second? As a secondary, non mandatory exercise, rank these wins - similar to how I have below.

    Povetkin
    Whyte
    Ruiz
    Parker
    Takam
    Breazeale
    Martin

    Thank you for your time.
     
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  2. TFP

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    Ruiz was, as you rightly say, more than a little tubby, but still dangerous, this combined with the fact that he lost the time before, and the change of style for AJ make it my choice.
     
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  3. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

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    Povetkin. Both of AJ's best scalps were around 40 and would have beaten him in their prime.
     
  4. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'd say Ruiz or Parker, although is win over Whyte is ageing well.

    The win over Povetkin is meaningless. Wlad's was better.
     
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  5. fitzroy boy_iron mike

    fitzroy boy_iron mike Active Member Full Member

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    Parker. The man still has lots of potential. Nearly got Whyte out of there. Needs a new trainer.
     
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  6. pernellaaron

    pernellaaron Active Member Full Member

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    The Whyte win is good but would mean a lot more now. The Parker win was unwatchably bad, Fury-Klitschko level of non-combat. Povetkin he ended faster than Klitschko and more emphatically, however he was hurt and lost rounds something Klitschko was never close to doing with a younger Povetkin. Ruiz was beached whale in the rematch but was important that Joshua recovered, though the safety first style he employed is not reassuring. The rest are not really worth discussing. I'd lean toward Povetkin for now, and double down on that if he beats Whyte in an upset this August.
     
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  7. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Active Member Full Member

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    Povetkin for me, he's shown even lately against Fury and Hunter that he is stiĺl very competitive. Povetkin brought it that night he fought Joshua too, it was a good performance by AJ. Then Ruiz, I still rate Ruiz pure fighting skills, it takes a lot to comeback from a loss like that.
    Then Parker, still one of the best in the division but Parker needs to find some 'mongrel'. Whyte, was hurt against a top heavyweight, came back well to win.
    Povetkin
    Ruiz
    Parker
    Whyte
    Brezeale
    Martin
    Takam
     
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The Joseph Parker win will historically stack up as his best after Klitschko alongside the rematch win over fat boy.
     
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  9. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Whyte.

    Already beat Parker and will beat Povetkin
     
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  10. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    i thought you meant best win since beating klitschko in a chronological sense

    if that was the case povetkin then parker

    If just next best win overall Povetkin or Whyte but Parker and Whyte had a good fight and are sort of on even terms though I had Whyte beat Parker pretty clearly on my scorecard
     
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  11. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Povetkin was his best win, I'd say better than Wlad TBH.

    Wlad was retired and came back. He had just been dominated (so to speak) and retired in his previous fight. Povetkin was still active and I believe had stopped everyone except Christian Hammer before fighting him (post Wlad loss). He broke Joshua's nose and gave a lot of resistance until he ultimately fell apart.
     
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  12. kirk

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    1. Ruiz
    2. Whyte
    3. Povetkin
    4. Parker

    Just imo.
     
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    Plumber From Liverpool New Member Full Member

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    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Povetkin probably. And considering he blasted him out too instead of the nonsense we saw against Parker and Ruiz 2.
     
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  15. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    Parker IMO.

    He should have a win against a (possibly) prime Whyte, has a win against Ruiz, took Hughie's 0, and has a win against Takam.

    Dimitrenko is a nice win too.

    He also still had his youth, hadn't been in too many wars, and held a belt.
     
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