Wilder not impressed with AJ win

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joshua had Ruiz down in the first fight. I'm fairly confident Joshua possesses the power to score KDs and stop Ruiz.
    It's not diminishing the win to say a KO victory would be more impressive. AJ brought that on himself by getting KO'd the first fight.
    The same rule applies to any fighter, however great or not great. Avenging a stoppage loss with a stoppage win is the suitable response, especially at heavyweight.

    Let's be honest, beating stubby little Ruiz on points by a stick and move display wouldn't have been seen as impressive on June 1st. It's only because Joshua was KTFO then that people are saying it's great now.
    So it's not "diminishing the win" to point out the obvious.
     
  2. HappyClappy

    HappyClappy Member Full Member

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    So, does the forum think Joshua could beat Wilder with a similar performance to what he provided to comprehensively beat Ruiz last night? We saw Fury do it, but thats his natural game. Not so sure its Joshua's.

    Joshua did it very well, but im not sure he will be quite as disciplined against DW, i think he wont be able to resist getting in there to try and bang him out.
     
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  3. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In fairness, what did anyone expect him to say? That he was blown away, impressed, terrified to the point he will just hand over his belt?
     
  4. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wilder has avoided Joshua for years.

    He'll never admit it, but he and his handlers know Joshua is a better heavyweight.
     
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  5. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Member Full Member

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    Joshuas head movement to avoid left hooks against klitschko was good, would have to guess he’d try and slip the right hands against wilder
     
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  6. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joshua ran no doubt...

    but it looked WWE scripted to pacify the AJ Fans in the UK that fork out their cash to their hero!
     
  7. Mitch87

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    He also states that AJ looked like Wlad last night like it is an insult. Is Wilder applying he is a better fighter than Wlad?:D
     
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  8. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1 punch ends Joshua's running, what he nailed Fury with in the 12th would keep Joshua on the canvas and retire him...
     
  9. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Well-Known Member Full Member

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    One punch from Joshua ends Wilder's holding the WBC belt hostage.
     
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  10. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I saw year after year of people on this forum that criticized Wlad Klitschko for his Jab and Grab tactics while he was champion, called him the Octopuss protecting his China Chin! Most of those people are AJ FanBoyz today that defend him because he fights for the UK which is all that really matters to them, if Klitschko was British they would have loved him immensely!
     
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  11. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

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    Wilder will not have the luxury of leaving it to the later rounds. Joshua has an accurate straight right which would be kryptonite for a zero defence Wilder.
     
  12. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He might have the power to do it but at what cost? I guess you could say his chin is a weakness, but other great fighters had weak chins as well and adapted around it when they needed to. I’m not saying AJ is great yet, I’m just trying to be fair using the same criteria. I believe he is very flawed, but I also liked this victory, he came back from adversity to win in style imo.

    When you look at it in a clinical way it doesn’t look impressive at all, Ruiz was clearly not in great shape and if AJ did this in June it would have been meh, but the circumstances made the victory impressive and that’s what I am taking into account as well. When everything is on the line like that, a fighter either rises to the occasion, or succumbs to the pressure. I believe Joshua somewhat rose to the occasion as a champ should, it was a dominant win.

    I might be contradicting myself here but if they had a third fight, I’d probably expect AJ to press for the KO more, especially if Ruiz was even more of a blimp than he is now. The pressure would be off a bit.
     
  13. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wilder wishes he could box like Joshua did last night.
     
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  14. Pjpodmore-04

    Pjpodmore-04 New Member Full Member

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    Aj is a great "boxer" but like wilder says ,he only has to be perfect for 2 seconds,and chances are that hajj won't be able to withstand his power and recovery as we saw when ruiz knocked him down,however joshua is dangerous to wilder because of how long it takes wilder to find that punch
     
  15. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That type of gameplan would give Wilder fits. His fans are scared again
     
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