All the spin and propaganda has gotten to the point of being beyond tiresome, with both sides trying their level best to downplay, undermine and twist the resume of each fighter and their accomplishments to suit some kind of bizarre hackneyed triangle theory narrative/angle/agenda they're pushing. All that that ends up accomplishing is that both sides and both fighters are denigrated and sullied and everyone tires of the situation and wants it to be over and done with as quickly as possible and end up hating both sides. Its nauseatingly transparent, so I'm going to do my best to set the record straight, and be as fair and balanced as I possible can, even though I have a horse in this race. The Resume Of Anthony Joshua Joseph Parker - While I rate the skillset of Joe quite highly, its pretty apparent that he's the walking definition of risk adverse, whether he fears being KO'd or gassing or both, he fights as conservatively as humanly possible and lately is very defensively minded. Going into the fight, his best wins were over Hughie Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr., Carlos Takam and Alexander Dimitrenko. He barely got past the first three, I scored them all roughly 7-5 in Parker's favor. Dimitrenko showed up to collect a paycheck and pulled a quit job. Since losing to AJ, which IMO was debatable, since both men fought safety first and landed near identical number of punches from round to round, he lost a razor thin and controversial UD to Dillian Whyte, who scored a headbutt induced KD, and benefited from a lot of pro-Brit reffing. The fight should have been a draw or a close UD win for Parker. Aside from Wlad this is definitely Joshua's best win, a very good solid B - win. Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam's best win going into the match against AJ was.... not sure actually, Tony Thompson I guess. He's best known not for his wins, but for having close fights with quality Heavyweights before being KO'd or losing a close decision. He's durable, tough and can be tricky at times, but based solely off of his resume, the win while good, its not all that amazing. Especially when you take into consideration the lackluster nature of the stoppage AJ scored, Povetkin and Chisora KO'd Takam in spectacular fashion, but... a stoppage is a stoppage, so... its a solid C+ win. Wladimir Klitschko - Hands down the best win of any current Heavyweight, but... the fact remains that this is a Wladimir Klitschko who was 41 years old, coming off of a 17 month layoff, a calf injury that delayed the rematch with Fury, a Wlad who was gunshy and couldn't pull the trigger against Tyson Fury and Bryant Jennings. Wlad's last truly great performance came in the fall of 2014, 2 1/2 years earlier against Kubrat Pulev, who fought like an idiot and gave Wlad ample opportunities to counter him. Many like to say that Wlad turned back the clock, had an extra pep in his step.... did he? Or was it that stylistically he could shine against AJ more than he could against Jennings and Fury? Regardless, all indications had been pointing towards Wlad being on the slide, so either he pulled one more great performance out of his bag, or AJ just isn't that good? Which is it? AJ gassed halfway through, was nearly KO'd and was arguably behind on the scorecards and needed the KO. Well he got it, and he deserves full credit for showing true grit and heart, and he owes a debt of gratitude towards Vitali for telling Wlad to take his time. Solid A+ win, it doesn't get any better, a win over a shot old Wlad, is still worth A LOT more than a win over Parker, Whyte, Ortiz and Takam all rolled up in one. Eric Molina - Molina is a subpar fighter, whose three big claims to fame are hurting Arreola before being KO'd in 1, rocking Wilder once, and losing by KO, and his crowning achievement, stopping the corpse of Tomasz Adamek. He got his big shot at Wilder by beating journeyman Raphael Zumbano Love, he followed up his KO loss to AJ by being stopped by Breazeale. He's kind of a bum. A D+ level win at best. Dominic Breazeale - Skillwise, Dominic is terrible, but heart, the man has a ton of it, he's been dropped on several occasions, and found the courage to dig deep and bounce back with a late KO victories on more than one occasion. But face facts, he lost to Fred Kassi and got a gift decision, almost everyone viewed that decision as a Haymon special, he was losing to Mansour after getting dropped, only to score a freak mouth injury stoppage. Then after the AJ match, he bounced back by letting Ugonoh wear himself out by beating the living **** out of him, and scored the KO on Izu when he was thoroughly exhausted. Dominic is a good guy, but not a great boxer, most with a pulse beat him. Decent C level win. Charles Martin - His best wins were over Mansour victim Joey Dawekjo and Vyacheslav Glazleg, thoroughly unproven before and after the win. His freak injury TKO win over Glazkov is somewhat notable, since he was winning at the time of the stoppage, but Glazkov is kind of crappy and should have lost on several occasions himself to Cunningham, Rossy and Scott, quite frankly his win over Adamek was a little too close for comfort. The win over Martin may age well if he can get his **** together, but he simply hasn't accomplished enough for it to be ranked very highly. C - level. Dillian Whyte - In Whyte's defense, he did throw his shoulder out midway though a flurry on an out on his feet AJ, so that was a win over a compromised version of Whyte, so I'm not sure how much credit AJ deserves for it. Thankfully for AJ along with the injury, he also managed to punch himself out in the second as well. Whyte since then has gone on to rack up a handful of decent wins over Lewison, less impressively than Joe Joyce, over Dave Allen, less impressively than Luis Ortiz and Tony Yoka, Robert Helenius, less impressively than Johann Duhaupas. Has two debatable gift wins over Chisora and Parker. He does have one crowning achievement I can't take away from him, Lucas Browne. Whyte is a genuine overachiever, he's tough but limited, his poor stamina, shaky whiskers and average power have almost done him in on several occasions, but he fights through it. AJ's third best win, but Whyte still loses to most of the elite in the division. A solid C+ level win. Gary Cornish - God Awful, worthless win, he has terrible stamina, and a glass jaw, he lost to Sam Sexton who got brutally KTFO by Hughie Fury for God sakes. D -. Kevin Johnson - Showed up for a paycheck, too damn old to be in with a big puncher like AJ, he went on to be KO'd by Petar Milas in 7, although he did manage to stop Pianeta somehow, not sure how he pulled that off. D level.