Who are some modern heavyweight boxers you would favour to beat the likes of joshua wilder and fury?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    By modern I mean still active, I feel the size of Joyce mixed in with Ruiz`s hand speed, Usyk`s fundamentals and Ortiz`s southpaw skills would be the best fighter to beat one of these three, which fighter comes near to being a mix of all these qualities and can any active fighter beat any of these three?
     
  2. BELLERS

    BELLERS Member Full Member

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    Hrgovic seems to get rave reviews but he’s only had 10 fights.
     
  3. Abysswalker

    Abysswalker New Member Full Member

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    I will comment on the fighters you listed instead of trying to think of some other boxer.
    After the knockout of Joshua, i am not sure Fury would let to get Ruiz close since as you said he really has very fast hands. And as for the Usyk, he tends to open up more, gain momentum and get comfortable with his timing in the later rounds. But as Wilder match showed Fury can hit hard (hell Hearns was a light punching guy before he started training at Kronk with Emmanuel Steward, so i can imagine that Fury will become a harder hitting fighter from now on), same goes for Joshua he can fight pretty brutal inside and Usyk's chin haven't been tested against a heavyweight yet. So i think if his chin holds up well, i can see him gaining momentum in the later rounds and win a decision against Joshua but it's still dependant on many variables.

    As for the Ortiz, still because of Corona they don't let people older than 60 in crowded places so in many countries they wouldn't even let him fight:D
     
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    Guerra New Member Full Member

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  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't think there's anyone you could actually favor ,,but I want to see Arslanbek Makmudov take on a fringe contender soon. I think anyone who stands in front of him has a problem. He and Hrgovic are probably 2 years away, Joyce and Dubois are currently more able to compete with these 3 but it remains to be seen.
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What`s so special about him?
     
  7. BELLERS

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    I have no idea. My point is, he gets good reviews but how can he after only 10 fights.
    I’ve made a few posts regarding him and ‘It’s too early’.
     
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  8. Veys9

    Veys9 Let's go Champ! Full Member

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    I agree that Hrgovic is hyped up a lot here in this forum. He needs some fights to show where he's at. I rank Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, Oscar Rivas, Bryant Jennings and even Hughie Fury above Hrgovic right now. In 4-5 fight we can probably estimate Hrgovic for real.

    Back to the thread, Usyk is probably the guy with the best chances against Joshua, although I don't know how well he'll get along with the extra weight in the HW Division.
     
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  9. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Parker is a name oft forgotten

    Yet still super young - and a menace to all
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Parker lost to Whyte and was unimpressive when losing to AJ.
     
  11. RB1702

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    Whyte and Ruiz could most certainly beat Wilder. I could see either of them chinning him.
     
  12. mark ant

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    Ruiz`s chin stood up to AJ`s shots better than Whyte`s did, so I tghink Ruiz would take Wilder`s shots better than Whyte would.
     
  13. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    IMO. there's no modern heavyweight boxer who can beat Joshua, Wilder, and Fury at the moment.
     
  14. Pompey Junglist

    Pompey Junglist Member Full Member

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    He is very heavy handed. Seemingly innocuous punches have left his hitherto humble opposition massively drained of resolve. Has a good chin by the looks of things, quite easy to hit but that's probably in part down to not fearing any opponents thus far. Needs to step up now.
     
  15. RB1702

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    I agree. What kinda annoys me though is the false perception that Wilder has a touch of death and all he has to do is barely land flush and he’ll KO his opponent. That won’t work on Whyte or Ruiz as they’re both got good chins and are durable. He’ll need to land a Breazeale type of shot. Even the Ortiz punch I think both of them would take that. Ruiz would probably keep moving forward but Whyte would probably be dropped and took a 10 count.
     


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