What should Joshua's next move be

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Notepad12, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. Notepad12

    Notepad12 Member Full Member

    Apr 27, 2020
    Immediate rematch like Ruiz or should he have a fight with someone else, perhaps another south paw or someone of similar style to Usyk so he gets more experience with that?
  2. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 26, 2019
  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    He shouldn't take the rematch. Ruiz caught him with a good shot. This is different. Usyk totally schooled Joshua.

    Joshua needs to just make a fight with the winner of Wilder/Fury 3 and win to get back into the picture because he stands no chance against Usyk.
  4. Leeroy84

    Leeroy84 Active Member Full Member

    May 7, 2016
    Rematch, Saudi, 30ft ring, judges on side, leg-it.
  5. Guerra

    Guerra Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2020
    He needs to rematch asap otherwise he wont get back to where he was.
    Then he needs to change trainers cause Usyk would beat him up again.
    He needs a different plan to clearly beat Usyk.
    I doubt he has it in him but thats the route he should take.
  6. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Ideally do not take an immediate rematch, he's in a fortunate position where even without the belts almost everybody wants to fight him because he's the cash cow of the division even after this loss. So he has the luxury of being able to take a year to rebuild and whoever has the belts, whether it's Fury or Usyk will take the fight as long as they are paid well.

    Joshua has shown he's more than just a physical beast, he does have some ring IQ and the ability to learn from previous mistakes unlike Wilder who's always been a one trick pony. He needs to learn to post, frame, collar tie and basically manhandle his smaller faster opponents, much like how Liston, Ali, Foreman, Holmes, Lewis and Wlad all learned to do with great effect. It's the one big glaring skill he lacks at the moment and it's the one that could see him possibly win a rematch.
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  7. Potato80

    Potato80 A potato Full Member

    May 9, 2017
    Fight loser of Fury-Wilder
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  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I'd push for the rematch asap.

    Analyze the fight video to see how it went pear shaped.

    Come up with a new fight plan that minimizes Usyk's strengths and maximizes his own. He seems pretty clear headed after the loss and he will always have a power and size advantage.
  9. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Yea, I think Usyk just has his number. His best chance is to actually let his hands go but that risk gassing. He should fight good names he knows he can beat and hope that eventually gets him a shot of the winner of Fury vs Wilder 7
  10. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    They're on record saying they'll take the rematch next now so that leaves them pretty much no other options
  11. Bondy365

    Bondy365 Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    If he loses the rematch I don't see how he really continues fighting.
    Id go for a jarrell Miller type fight then fight Whyte and if he wins both those fight Fury or Wilder or Usyk for the belts.