Wilder-Zhang, June 1

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  1. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I will be definitely putting a small bet on Zhang to win by KO
     
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  2. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Will personally need to give Joey Twelve more credit should Washed up Wilder somehow win this fight.

    Can smell plenty of claret coming either way in what is a very intriguing fight.
     
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  3. hobby rider

    hobby rider Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Franklin wasn’t a bad comeback fight opponent. Was much better than feather fisted no mas Otto Wallin and the walking heavy punchbag Francis Ngannou (two fighters you spammed numerous threads with posts about how great they were)
     
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  4. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Id favour Zhang to beato Wilder as Zhangs is proven world level boxer and Wilder has never beaten a good proven world level boxer (Wilder clearly the most overrated and biggest hype job ever in boxing).
     
  5. Quickeyg

    Quickeyg Really really really don't care. Full Member

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    Joshua still ducking him.
     
  6. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Whyte's win over Franklin is getting better with age...
     
  7. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Wilder is absolutely finished.

    His timing and legs aren’t there anymore.

    Zhang will knock him out
     
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  8. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    To be fair he has done well in last few fights
     
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  9. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Shocked me in both fights against Wilder and Zhang.

    Joyce perhaps doing a number on him has made him less fearful and looks much better when letting his hands go more in the ring.
     
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  10. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes Parker used to frustrate me never going in for the kill.
    When he fought Chisora he could have easily stopped him if he put his foot on the gas but instead made a meal of it
     
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  11. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He does well against low output fighters where he can outwork them and pick rounds up along the way.

    He tried going toe to toe with a high output fighter and came out 2nd best. Fought well, but played into Joyce's hands that night.

    As the old saying goes, styles make fights.
     
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  12. Kev2k83

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    Is wilder shot after throwing 0.3 punches around last time out and looking slow with it with no timing whatsoever.

    Certainly looked it but maybe it's inactivity.

    If wilder turns up and throws punches with none of this circling **** and trying to do something stupid like trying to box.

    He will take Zhang out in a couple of rounds.

    Then he can fight his smaller name sake hahaha.

    But is this even a done deal?
     
  13. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I reckon this fight will more come down to what Zhang has left in the gas tank at 41 years old. Wilder has the straight right hand, and Zhang is a southpaw, but it's rare that Wilder leads with his right, usually it being set-up off his jab. Plus, Zhang has a deceptively good defence. Opponents don't often land cleanly on him. He is very good at riding shots and blocking or parrying them with his high guard for a man of his size. And that will be another factor, Wilder has only really fought one other opponent with similar dimensions to Zhang, and that was Fury. I'm just as interested to see if Wilder can take Zhang's power as the other way around.
     
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  14. Kev2k83

    Kev2k83 Active Member Full Member

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    You don't want to be blocking wilders right hand with a high guard.

    Will go right through it and you wont see it coming.

    But could be shot old wilder doesn't have that same speed as it stands.

    Need to duck under it like fury did and then showed Parker how to.
     
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  15. hobby rider

    hobby rider Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Zhang isn’t great but he’s still comfortably better than anybody Wilders ever beaten.