Prime Pulev Vs Current AJ?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by The Townsend, Jul 5, 2022.

  1. The Townsend

    The Townsend Hi. Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    How do you see that going?
  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow 18 Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    No version of Pulev would beat Joshua. A good fighter but never a top contender.
  3. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I think Joshua is becoming a bit underrated on here now. He’s a good top 5 HW - beats anyone not named Usyk/Fury and perhaps Wilder. He’d definitely beat any version of Pulev imo.
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  4. The Townsend

    The Townsend Hi. Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    Not underated but he's found his level which is outside the top 5. Fury, Usyk, Wilder, Joyce and a current fit Ruiz In my opinion would beat AJ.
  5. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Joshua, you should've posted a poll
  6. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    I think AJ will lose to anyone in top 15, who can punch him first in the face

    AJ as right now, not old version
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  7. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    AJ already knocked him out and always will.
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  8. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Doesn't buy hypejobs Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    What a ridiculous post.

    Ruiz in the shape and frame of mind from AJ #1 would always have a chance against AJ (and did), sure.

    Usyk's beaten him once and probably will again as long as he's not lost something in the horrors of 2022.

    Fury... I just don't know...
    The Fury that beat Wlad IMHO would beat AJ easily. Current Fury I just don't know, Fury in Wilder #2 looked really good but Wilder is pretty awful besides power and hasn't fought any other contenders so it's really unclear to me whether those wins justify considering Fury as being as good as pre-break. He didn't look nearly as good in #3 either.

    Wilder? He's got power but he's really limited and hasn't beaten a single legit contender... So I'm not backing him to beat a guy whose got a bunch of contenders on his win list.

    Joyce? Looks great against journeymen but predicting him to beat AJ is brave when he's not proven against anywhere near that level of opposition - he's getting old and needs to step up fast.
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  9. ShortRound

    ShortRound Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2022
    It's a bad matchup for Pulev. AJ's got the power, size and speed to beat any version of him.