Latest AJ video

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Heisenberg, Aug 16, 2019.


  1. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That Sky interview was really reaching for the excuses, like letting Ruiz hold the belts made a difference. It didn't seem to when AJ was trying to take his head off in the third round. That has to be a record for how many excuses an interviewer has thrown at a fighter, even AJ looked overwhelmed by it.
     
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  2. Camaris

    Camaris Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. I feel the exact same. I just can't relate to the guy, and I've never been able to put my finger on why. I don't dislike him either, I just feel flat as a pancake about him, exactly like you said he might as well be from France or something. Thinking about it now, it may have something to do with feeling that he is from London, rather than England or the UK. He just feels to me like a londoner of the sort that has never left the city (except to fly to Dubai). The sort with a dodgy jafaican. I say that as someone who has worked in London his whole life.
     
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  3. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

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    ... and he’s not even from London.
     
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    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

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    That part where she asked him if he was ok and he just paused before answering yes, seemed acted to me.
     
  5. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    Watched 23 minutes of it so far. Noticed that Rob McCracken warned him not to fight Ruiz and to stick to either Charr or Hunter and Rob made reference to Joshua regarding this, afterwards. That’s quite telling that not only did Rob think it was the wrong choice of opponent for him but also that his advice was ignored.
     
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  6. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    AJ is really going with the narrative of losing his passion because he couldn't get the big fights. I don't like the sound of it, he is doing the hard done by act quite a bit here, boxing is fake, nothing for him to gain anymore etc. Him and his team at least have to take some responsibility for these fights not happening. Lewis might have been overly harsh but when he made the point of taking control of his own career and dictating the fights, was he entirely wrong?
     
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  7. Camaris

    Camaris Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Is he not? Well it wouldn't surprise me, like I say virtually nothing he does sticks in my mind. If there's an interview with him or something I just skip them over, it's bizarre when you consider on paper he was a brit unified champ. I can't think of an equivalent lack of interest in a top fighter in my time following the sport. I'm just missing whatever it is.
     
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  8. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, Lewis saw similarities to the Bowe situation and how he was managed and how AJ is managed.

    People just over reacted to nothing comments by Lewis really because AJ fans are extremely sensitive.
     
  9. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Member Full Member

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    It's almost 3 seconds and it is there. There is no disputing it.

    Unless this is a fix with multiple players who are often head to head in every action, combined with actors who are pretending to be boxers. if that's the case then they deserve my time and money and I will give them a standing ovation.
     
  10. Willis Brown

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    When AJ turned pro I was reasonable impressed by him , I understood that the Martin fight where he won a world title came a bit soon in terms of his development but his team cobbled 2 learning fights in voluntary defences before having to face a credible opponent in Klitchko who was without doubt wasn't the force he once was. It was a great fight which AJ showed mettle in his victory . Perhaps that encounter took a bit too much out of him as he hasn't exactly excited in the fights since then. There was and is a common belief that his chin and cardio were not up to scratch and the Ruiz defeat has added strength to this belief.For me the Sky interview has made me question his mental outlook ? I have watched a lot of fighters being interviewed but I found his answers strange.
     
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  11. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

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    Hes from Watford, Hertfordshire. Still lives there i think.
     
  12. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Watched a bit of that interview, he is very odd person isnt he?
     
  13. londonboxingess

    londonboxingess Member Full Member

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    The problem is, it is all fake, he is a drug dealing roadman bully who is a *****/dangerous, yet last few years he's had to play this goodie two shoes, blokes want to be him, girls want to be on the end of him, now he had a shock loss, it's hit hard and you get the rare glimpses of the real AJ come out like the superior race and the odd moments in interviews.

    When somebody is pretending to be something, most people can tell, and as people have said he comes across as though he is thinking about every word but isn't a good enough actor to make it seem natural
     
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  14. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think he's probably a very normal person in his private life, with his family and friends.

    But he comes across as not at all comfortable being the celebrity and the champion boxer, never mind the ex-champion boxer. It was something he stumbled into, became incredibly famous and rich from it, and he's unsure exactly what he's supposed to say or think about it.
     
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  15. KingKO

    KingKO El Terrible Full Member

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    I think that sums it up well. He's having to present himself as something he's not, which is why he appears completely fake.

    I think he's mostly a nice guy but he'll also be nasty, horrible, spiteful when required, which we don't get to see much but I think he'd be more likeable if he showed his true self more than the faux humble rubbish.
     


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