What is AJ's main weakness?

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  1. James9753

    James9753 Member Full Member

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    What is Anthony Joshua's main weakness in your opinion that prevents him (in most people's eyes) of being able to beat Fury, and even the likes of Wilder as well now, especially after the trilogy fight with Fury? E.g. the fact he's a bit 'chinny', the fact he gasses in fights, his more 'amateurish' and 'robotic' boxing style, or the fact that he doesn't have the best ring IQ/ability to adapt? Very curious to hear your thoughts.
     
  2. BELLERS

    BELLERS Active Member Full Member

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    I'd say you've pretty much nailed it.
    He has added a plan b since his loss to Ruiz, but employing it against Usyk was boxing suicide.
     
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  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    He is just an above average Heavyweight who has been well managed by Eh Day with his selection of puddings at the right time.

    All your points are spot on and in addition to the above, he has developed serious mental weakness when the going gets tough.

    Never an elite Heavyweight to date and never will be now - the public have been poked on an unprecedented scale and they know it now after years of being taking for Mugths.

    Over achieved with his limitations, winning belts from Joke Champions, but he is coming to the point of getting a few Big Fraudleys from Sprott should he continue to face any 50/50 live tests or worse.
     
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  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    His main weakness is he’s not very good.
     
  5. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

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    That he's shyte.
     
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  6. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    @Mitch87 will be all over this soon with more CV analysis than seen in HR Departments all over the world.

    His top 4 Heavyweights yesterday was his best post yet - nearly swallowed a can of Rice Dullian Whyte before I had the chance to open it.
     
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  7. Col Mortimer

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    All that you have mentioned plus I think he's also lost " the dog" in himself.
    That was a huge attribute he had in the pre Wlad fights.
    It started to diminish post Wlad and all but disappeared post Ruiz 1 IMO (Pulev bout aside).

    He's got one hell of a hill to climb in the Usyk re-match.
     
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  8. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Absolutely. Look at the back and forth in this thread. It's laughable.

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    Joshua could honestly beat 100 Pulev level competitors in London and it would be less impressive than what Fury did the other night.
     
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  9. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lol Joshua loses to Usyk and is suddenly terrible, no wonder the big fights rarely get made with the attitude of boxing fans.
     
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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    He has always been just above average - it is the cherry picking of puddings that has sucked in the public.

    He has simply been managed by Eh Day Earn, the greatest salesman in the world, and made a fortune even though he is not much better than a motivated Dull Boy Chisora.

    I have never changed my view of him and remain to be proved wrong in the ring should he beat any elite champion or live contender in a 50/50 fight.
     
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  11. BrainyBoxer

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    He makes it very obvious from his facial expression that he hates being punched. Of course no one likes getting punched but a lot of fighters are better at showing that even if it hurt they are better at disguising it and make it look like it didn't really bother them. You can tell by his whole body language that when he starts to get tagged he tends to lose confidence.
     
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  12. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Some of these guys know their boxing as well and it is amazing people cannot see through the journey of Tony Dosh PPV.
     
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  13. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Same with Wilder then, keep it consistent.
     
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  14. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Fair enough but he has just had a trilogy with the best fighter in the division and came very close to winning in two of them.
     
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  15. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    NO Brain
    NO Chin
    NO Heart

    (no gastank)
     
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