Tony Tucker Vs AJ?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Aug 29, 2021.

Who takes it?

  1. Tucker?

    25.9%
  2. Joshua?

    74.1%
  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    If we were talking a guy from now and a guy from the fifty s, yes that's unfair. But Tucker s no midget here at all.
     
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  2. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The OP specified the Tucker from the Douglas fight. In my opinion, that Tucker looked better than any version of AJ thus far. I think it is close to a 50/50 fight, and I lean towards Tucker by close decision. Tucker has much quicker hands and feet. Joshua punches harder, but, Tucker had a great chin. He is unlikely to get stopped by AJ.
     
  3. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    AJ by kayo or decision
     
  4. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

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    Tucker would definitlly be among AJ's stronger opponents. Behind Wladimir but certainly somewhere in the Ruiz-Whyte-Parker range. For sure he will give him a much harder fight than Breazeale, Molina, old Pulev, old Povetkin. Tucker would have the chance for an upset (like Ruiz) but on a normal day AJ should win this not easily...but rather clearly.
     
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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Nice one Bert!
     
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  6. White Bomber

    White Bomber Active Member Full Member

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    Tucker has superior speed and the size disparity isn't that big.
     
  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lewis was about 30lb smaller back then. Duh.
     
  8. dinovelvet

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    So Lewis was not a real HW back then either despite the man being 6'5 and 235lbs ??
     
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  9. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You can’t put a top 70s/80s 210lb (with a soft tummy) heavy in with today’s 270lb shredded Anthony Joshua. It’s silly, it’s a hideous mismatch. Like many of these fantasy fights pitching fighters of completely different sizes all the time
     
  10. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not compared to his 2000s self, the Klitschkos, AJ and Fury. They are basically super heavies since then
     
  11. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Joshua's best weight is 237
     
  12. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

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    Tucker . Hits that China chin mid rounds good night . Tucker had better stamina speed and chin . His power would be enough to get the job done . Can't believe so many favour AJ
     
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  13. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    ?
     
  14. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    Tucker was getting beat by Douglas before the stoppage, but was coming on stronger towards the end.

    Tucker had a problem that he (usually) didn't kick it up a gear when he needed to. I don't know if its a lack of a sense of urgency or pacing issue, but you could see it in some of his fights. I definitely remember it in the Douglas, Lewis, and I think Norris or McCall fights, just wanted someone to tell Tucker to press down on the gas a little more.

    All that being said and despite his lack of urgency, he was still a big guy who was pretty well schooled. So I'd go with a close decision to AJ, maybe he drops Tucker along the way, but Tucker wins a fair number of rounds and hurts Joshua at least one point in the fight but doesn't follow up enough. 116-111 or 115-112 for AJ
     
  15. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tucker was expected to at least metal in 80, not sure if Stevenson was there? He was very well schooled!
     
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