Joshua's best scalp after Klitschko

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Komaster, Jun 30, 2020.

Best win after Klitschko

  1. ''Greenish'' Dillian Whyte

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

    22 vote(s)
  3. ''Oldish'' Povetkin

    28 vote(s)
  4. ''Voluptuous'' Andy Ruiz jnr

    14 vote(s)
  5. ''Teak Tough Durable'' Carlos Takam

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

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

    0 vote(s)
  1. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
  2. GGGfans

    GGGfans Member Full Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    Povetkin, even if he was also old (like Klitschko).
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  3. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Trivial Annoyance Gold Medalist Full Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Pov or Parker. It would make sense for it to be Ruiz but the way he turned up in the rematch means I cannot place him in there. Whyte is certainly not his best win, he was below where he is currently for sure
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  4. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Out of that bunch, Charles Martin for sure. None of the others are half as good as him.
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  5. chico g

    chico g Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Enjoyed the bodybuilder's struggles fighting the fridge.
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    I guess you'd say Ruiz, but the Ruiz he beat was pathetic that night
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  7. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    But it depends what Parker does with the rest of his career. I don't think he's as focused or good as many people seem to. His Hughie and Whyte fights were questionable.
  8. GeorgeDeservesAMedal

    GeorgeDeservesAMedal Member banned Full Member

    Nov 14, 2018
    No doubt about it!
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  9. MrTombourineMan

    MrTombourineMan Торрейра хорошо. Full Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    I'll say Sasha. Purely on the basis that the biggest detraction you could make from that win (Pov's age) has since been somewhat extenuated. Povetkin's results since that loss have shown he still has a lot to offer the HW division.

    The other three are a toss up. Whyte has aged well as a win, but Whyte's significant improvement in those 5 years can't be forgotten. Ruiz showed Joshua's ability to adapt, albeit against a grossly overweight and borderline unmotivated opponent. Parker, on paper, should be Joshua's second best win by a mile. A champion in his prime with fast hands, decent power and great resilience, but he would then go on to lose to Whyte and stagnate as a fighter under a limited coaching setup. You also can't discount the fact that the ref's **** poor performance, whether through intent or naivety, was to the benefit of Joshua as the taller man.
  10. RB1702

    RB1702 Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 7, 2020
    There is doubt about it though. Wlad I understand but I’m fairly confident Joshua would beat a prime Povetkin as well. He wasn’t even that past it when he fought AJ at 39.
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  11. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Denis Bakhtov, just kidding! Still makes me laugh how that guys nickname/alias is Darth vader?

    I’d say Povetkin after klitschko, stopping him was a big deal compared to only ud Ruiz
  12. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Title wins against the ex champions will always hold more gravitas all other things being equal.

    Yes if Parker’s career fizzles out from now on then that will reduce the gloss off that win for AJ. But that goes for all names on a resume, what they do afterwards does count to some extent.
  13. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    If you go through AJ's record, it's decent but not great in my opinion.

    WK was old and hadn't fought for a long time, and let's not forget before AJ got brave.. Fury completely dominated WK in his back garden, boring fight to be honest but Fury was never in any sort of trouble, AJ went life or death with WK, AJ was lucky not to be stopped.

    Whyte was injured going in to their fight, should never have taken it, Whyte had surgery the very next day. Whyte has come on a bundle since then, so has AJ, but it's hard to say it was AJ's best win.

    Parker, AJ didn't want to get involved, AJ didn't have the confidence to put it on a smaller man, we have seen since with Ruiz why AJ didn't want to take many risks.

    Povetkin, decent enough win, but again an older, more worn version, And before AJ.. Povetkin had two decision wins against Rudenko and Hammer, then had a up and downer with David Price (great KO but it's Price) and since AJ Povetkin has beat Hughie Fury by decision and was lucky to draw with Michael Hunter.

    Takam, very late substitute, fair enough, decent win, lots of complaints at the time over the stoppage, AJ was on top, was winning well enough but was blowing out his backside, Chisora scored a more convincing stoppage over Takam.

    Eric Molina.. whatever.

    Breazeale, well, unbeaten, big, but we've seen since (and before) Breazeale isn't exactly hard to hit, isnt a legit top Heavyweight. Wilder cleaned him out in spectacular style, AJ beat him round after round and this fight made me question AJs apparent "huge power", if you're hitting Breazeale flush for 6 rounds and he is still standing.. then you are not a "monster" puncher.

    Charles Martin, won the title because his opponents knee blew out, has since lost to Kownacki and we've seen what happened to the Polish Homer Simpson, Martins best win is who? In my opinion one of the worst heavyweight champions of all time.

    Ruiz, the first fight when Andy looked like he was at least fit, AJ got slapped around, dropped 4 times, second fight Ruiz looked fat, slow and unfit and still went the distance, AJ boxed his way to a decision. AJ got the job done, that was the most important thing but I wasn't overly impressed.

    Has anybody got any toilet tissue? I need some after taking a huge dump on AJ.
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  14. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    That's pretty much what I came on here to write. I think the ref in the Parker fight was dodgy, negated the entire inside game, otherwise he'd be up there. Ruiz Jr was a very disciplined performance under massive pressure.
  15. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Ruiz II. After Ruiz I many gave him up.