Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by infini IV, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:09 PM.
Forget who you think wins i want to know who the masses WANT to win
I'll be rooting for AJ, he's the more exciting fighter with his future in front of him, would be better for the sport if we had a young, exciting star who's a big draw on top of the division.
Wlad, what a way to go out for him and AJ can come again.
Id like Joshua to be the future of the sport but the hype and hysteria needs bringing down a notch.
Seriously, though, great question, I ask myself that alot. Its real hard. Even though he was always my distinctly second favorite Klitschko, it's hard for me to root against Wlad. And it would be nice to see the old lion come out with a potentially huge win to help close out his career.
On the other hand, it's probably best for the HW division if the torch gets passed on, and the belts start getting unified. Don't think that will happen if Wlad wins, or if it does, he'll immediately retire and leave the division listless. Plus, AJs about everything you could want from a hw champ.
IDK, mainly I hope it's a great fight and that neither get embarrassed too badly.
Joshua winning will show what superior fighter can do and bring excitement to boxing HW's. Klitchko has stated he is not interested in Fury so for me i want the guy who can fight everyone not just a few more fights and leave. Ive never rooted against wlad but this is different,i also like Joshua's style more and he will be around a minute. not sure why ANYONe thinks hyping Joshua would hurt the sport?
Makes no sense,if this was Mike Tyson 80's and we had internet he would literally be torn down by idiotic casual fans who post bc he fought even less caliber guys at this stage,in fact only Tucker/Holmes and maybe Douglas ( in shape ) would compete today with modern SHW's.........the top 3 coming to mind he fought suited to what would be needed today. I KNOW this bc Joshua is just as devastating k.o performer and you guys still arent pleased? LMAO
Here we have Wlad who by far is more dangerous than any of those guys and Joshua is 19 fights in and JUST getting sharp and in groove with his skills NOW.
But who knows a Wlad ring walk may change my mind???? But i dont think so!
On the one side, I am an AJ fan, on the other side I always root for the underdogs. Since no one gives Wladimir a chance, I would also like to see an upset .. difficult choice.
Not sure. I guess Joshua.
I like Wlad a lot more than AJ. I respect Wlad's work. He took real opposition.
In comparison, Joshua's whole resume looks like a lie to me. Every opponent was hyped up bull****. Martin's only win was Glazkov ****ing his own knee. Breazeale's only win was getting **** on by Mansour until a lucky hit (with Mansour winning on the cards by a mile). Molina's only win was an ancient Adamek (with Adamek winning on the cards by a mile).
AJ repeatedly takes bums who lucked into an impressive win they didn't deserve.
And if Joshua isn't doing that, he's taking on "prospects" who have never fought anyone at all. Like Whyte or Cornish. I know Whyte has done much better in terms of opposition since his fight with Joshua, but then I'd argue that was a **** up on Joshua's part. Joshua didn't mean to pick someone remotely competent, and that's why Joshua struggled so much during that fight.
Unfortunately, Joshua winning would probably be better for the sport. Wlad's about to retire regardless, and Joshua winning might encourage Fury to come back.
Definitely Joshua, much better for the sport. Boxing feels like it's pulling outside of a deep hole, especially the HW division - the last thing we need is to get dragged back into it again.
A few years ago Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker were often talked about as potential future exciting champions - they ALL hold belts... really, people should be happy that came to fruition, whether or not they are still the finished product. The fact they have potential rivals and all look beatable in ways and very dangerous in others by other people in the division, and none of them are jab and cuddle fighters.. this is exactly what you hope for.
Fingers crossed the best match ups are yet to come!
I'm rooting for the old guy.
I would like to see Vlad win the fight. I used to do work for The Klitschkos, so that makes me prejudiced, although that was years ago....................Vlad actually earned his gold medal back in 1996 in Atlanta, GA USA, Joshua was out boxed by Camerelle in England but home cooking gave the decision to Joshua who did not deserve it. Vlad totally out classed Joshua in sparring not too long ago, so how much has Joshua improved and how much has Vlad gone down hill? Right now, Vlad is looking fantastic, if that translates to the actual fight, Joshua will be in trouble...............just don't know how father time will act. Vlad is a young 41, I know why he lost to Fury, Vlad looked fantastic while training for the Fury rematch and was extremely disappointed in Fury pulling out of the fight, two times! He is hungry now, have not seen him look this good in years, in fact, even better!!!!!!! Vitali said that if Vlad is focused, he will win easily...................there is a reason for such.................by the way, I have two boxing gloves in my gym, one signed by Vitali and the other signed by Vlad, also pictures, one picture is of Boente holding a hand delivered letter to Vlad at Ukrainian church, that was after Vlad lost to Corrie Sanders.........................long time ago, but does not really seem so. Vlad did not train much for the Sanders fight, I warned them, warned Klaus Peter Kohl, wrote about it "before" the fight here at ESB.....................and else where.............
Not 100% sure who will win, but if Vlad wins, I will not be surprised.........................I suspect we will see a different Vlad for this fight, Joshua does not have much to lose, he can come back, but Vlad is determined to win, we will see............................of course, according to Tyson Fury, there will be not fight April 29th, if Vlad were fighting Fury, I would believe it.......................................................
The Brits need to be humbled! Wlad ko in 3
Rooting for Wlad even though he can be boring in the ring, I like the big, goofball, dork and want to see how Joshua comes back from defeat (which I am confident he would) and dampen the hype he gets just a little. Plus maybe Wlad hangs around a while longer and we get Wilder/Fury/Parker fights or more Joshua rematches.
Like most though I care far more about just getting a good fight and my allegiance will ultimately lie with who I decide to put ££££ on.