The Comeback

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by high tower, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    This is where we will see what Joshua is made of.

    A loss is never really a loss if you learn from it and move on.

    Hopefully this will help Joshua sharpen his focus or improve his stamina which will then help him if he gets past Ruiz and then move onto Fury and Wilder.

    Or he’ll not learn from it, blame everyone and never be the same or quit.

    I reckon the former. I reckon he’ll blast through Ruiz with long range boxing and not get drawn into a fire fight next time.
     
  2. Scissors

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    I think he’s got to win the rematch or retire.
     
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  3. themaster999

    themaster999 Active Member Full Member

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    Will he take the rematch ?
     
  4. MD2013

    MD2013 Member Full Member

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    Ruiz needs to KO in the UK.

    Judges will give it to Joshua.
     
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  5. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    He’s got to take it. All those belts on the line.

    Joshua wins a boring UD in the rematch Parker style.

    He got caught hooking with a hooker.
     
  6. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

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    Aye, lose the re-match and the comeback becomes an horrific road, time wise.

    He has made his millions. It is now all about honour.

    However, I think that the journey towards Fury and Wilder continues. He has lost one fight. He hasn't got miles and beatings on the clock. Subtle changes are required. Nothing more. He is still Top 3 (4).

    Joshua still has an important role to play within the landscape. He will not have any shortage of dance partners, simply for the £££/$$$.
     
  7. Scissors

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    If course they will. They don’t exercise the immediate rematch then them belts are gone forever.
     
  8. Unforgiven

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    The rematch should be in Mexico.
     
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  9. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yep I'd really like to see it. Arguably this fight was on neutral turf. Ruiz is Mexican and has only fought in New York once. It was Jarrell Miller's 'home' ground.

    I know it's probably in the contract that the rematch would be in the UK, but given the way that Ruiz conducted himself, performed so well and that being the first Mexican HW champion is such a huge thing of national pride - it would be a great gesture to organise it in Mexico.

    Joshua has been the 'home' fighter (or atleast had the majority of partisan support) at every single fight. A true test would be to see how he gets on in a hostile environment.

    Besides; the recent DAZN show in Mexico was really good. Fantasy land now, but imagine a card that features a joint main event featuring Canelo/Smith or similar..
     
  10. mcguirpa

    mcguirpa Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I can't believe how few people actually see what they're watching.

    Rematch ain't happening, Joshua won't fight for 18 months, at least. He almost certainly has a brain injury that's going to keep him out for the foreseeable.
     
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  11. stittyb

    stittyb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Anthony Joshua as heavyweight champion of the world represents bookies, clothing lines and everything in between. He needs this rematch, and it needs to be his next fight. This is his corporate image.

    And besides, who would he fight in the interim? He can't fight anyone lesser than Ruiz Jr so what's the point?

    I think he boxes on the back foot in the rematch, covers up and smothers on the inside and aims for a 12 round decision. He's more than capable of it. How Ruiz Jr adapts is the question.
     
  12. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    I think there may be more money in it for Ruiz if it's in the UK in fairness.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying he should just be thinking of a cash in. He's a worthy champion. But this is now totally life changing for him.
     
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  13. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    Ruiz is American born and bred.

    His heritage is Mexican
     
  14. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don’t see where the marketing creation of big josh goes from here, hes been manoeuvred so craftily to date by avoiding the top three (who are all able to face each other multiple times without any problem) and cleaning out a load of tier two scrubs:

    Breazeale
    One week carlito takam
    Joey twelve Parker
    Novice one armed whyteleafe
    Shot midget Alec point of view etkin
    Plus that Grey old retired shot winless never fought again saggy backed version of VLAD who’d already had his soul taken by fury
     
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  15. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not really sure why that's relevant to the overall point about the 'home' location..

    Regardless what his heritage is, Ruiz has been saying throughout the buildup he wants to be the 'first Mexican HW Champion'