Rob McCracken

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by moog, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    For me in the rematch he needs to use his size and make it a brawl. I get he’s scared due to his chin.

    but he needs to do what fury did to wilder and throw him about when on the inside
  2. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    I believe it all started after the WK fight, then when Ruiz stopped him, he has this I am too vulnerable mentality and he needs to get rid of it, nobody likes to get smacked in the face but it's fighting, he needs to be prepared for getting hit and not the other way around as it is making him too cautious.
  3. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    McCracken is too torn with his other responsibilities, happy to pick up the cheque but not be in camp full time. Hence why Josh had to get in other coach. Too many cooks in the kitchen and too many hangers on, get rid of these friends and **** they offer nothing.
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  4. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    The bout only changed because Lewis caught Klitschko with a grazing punch that tore the skin. The punch essentially missed as intended and it grazed Klitschko's face. Without that punch, he was going to lose.
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  5. coolcat45

    coolcat45 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 21, 2018
    I think the nervous energy when he gets hits probably affects how his body reacts to the punches. I don't think the current AJ gets up from the right hands that he took from klitchko in their fight.
  6. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    He does use a lot of nervous energy, this is true.
    I believe he would still get up whoever he is fighting, as that is his natural instinct to do so.
    I firmly believe that it was the Wlad fight where the doubts set in afterwards, he seems to have lost not his appetite for a fight, but the confidence in himself about simply just setting about his opponents for fear of his own vulnerabilities, it is this he needs to get back.
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  7. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    The corner advice was a mess. 10 different voices.

    All his mates wearing matching tracksuits shouting corner advice need getting rid of. McCracken can’t be happy with them always lingering around.
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  8. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Don't worry about it all he has to do is listen to Bellew screaming his head off and he wins!
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  9. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    No that punch had nothing to do with with the fact that after round 3 Lennox basically decided to stand in front of Vitali and trade blow for blow rather than use his jab and control the distance.
  10. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Yes, but it was ultimately luck that tore Vitali's eye to shreds from a glancing blow. Lewis would have lost that otherwise.
  11. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    I think he should leave him. The model is broken now, they have tried to turn him into a boxer and it hasn't worked instead they should focus on rebuilding his confidence and turning him back into the wrecking machine he once was. Emmanuel Steward would have been the perfect match at his stage. At this rate his legacy will be a trilogy against Andy Ruiz. Joshua is loyal though and likely to keep McKraken until the end.
  12. Cluedo

    Cluedo Member Full Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    AJ had to risk going in and being caught to knock usyk out

    He has to mentally get the ruiz fight out of his mind and risk it all by turning the rematch into a barroom brawl
  13. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    A very very comfortable luxury lifestyle will enable that to happen very easily. I don’t blame AJ at all but he needs to seriously consider what he wants. Does he just wanna survive in these big fights or does he want to actually win? **** knows how much money he has, probably too much - I’d personally retire and enjoy it but I’m not in his shoes.
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  14. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    hard to get motivated ehen sitting on millions
    uysks as completed a boyhood dream
    joshua werent intrested in any kind of that dream as a kid just wealth and thats been achieved
    the mentality is way different
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  15. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    He used a lot of energy showing off on his ringwalk. STAY HUMBLE!