Would prime Frank Bruno had done better against Usyk than Joshua did?

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  1. Thesenuts

    Thesenuts Member Full Member

    Jan 23, 2022
  2. Fogger

    Fogger Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 9, 2021
    Bruno may have lost via a closer decision than Joshua did in their first fight but Bruno isn't special enough to beat Usyk. So, since Bruno is losing just like Joshua he is not going to do better than Joshua.
  3. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    He probably would have taken more risk, but I don't see him beating Usyk.
  4. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Bruno wasn’t on AJs level. Bruno never won a fight against an elite HW other than against McCall. And McCall was ageing and coming off a major drug addiction.

    Usyk would have stopped Bruno both fights. Bruno used to horrifically gas out from around round 8-9 in all of his fights. Usyk would have lit him up at their point.
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  5. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    I like Bruno's chances better than Joshua's, he would have tried harder and pushed himself to the limit if he saw he was losing the boxing match. I think Bruno would give more of himself trying to take Usyk out.
  6. Your Mum

    Your Mum Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2022
    Bruno would have knocked Usyk the **** out
  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Not a chance. Bruno was far more one dimensional and smaller. He looked stiff AF to me. Usyk's footwork alone would have been a nightmare.
    reckless and Usyk is the best like this.
  8. Howitzer1888

    Howitzer1888 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2017
    Doubt it, Bruno would be exhausted by the 6th or 7th round and probably wouldn’t reach the end. Joshua isn’t the best and ik people don’t like him around here (I don’t either) but Bruno fares worse than him against Usyk.
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  9. Mickc

    Mickc Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    Bruno has his limitations as already pointed out but he would have tried a lot harder and gave a better showing of himself than Joshua certainly did in his two poor outings against Usyk .
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  10. chico g

    chico g Now go get your shine box! lol Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Bruno was a much superior bodybuilder in physique . But I couldn't tell you if he could beat Usyk. Joshua was a hype job. lol
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  11. deyell

    deyell MOLECULE FROM HELL. Full Member

    Aug 10, 2015
  12. Mr Stagger Lee

    Mr Stagger Lee Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    Bruno was even more wooden and stiff than AJ. Would have been seriously outboxed.
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  13. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    No Joshua is better than Bruno he has better combinations, better boxer, etc.

    Overall I think if Joshua would've fought Usyk before having his soul taken by Ruiz, their fights might of been a bit more interesting. I feel Joshua holds back now and doesn't have the confidence when he was KO artist early in his career.
  14. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Usyk is better than Spoon and Smith who stopped Bruno, as is Joshua btw, so no chance.
  15. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Would Bruno have beat Usyk, likely not unless a Bruno bomb landed, but Bruno because of his poor gas tank would know he had to be on the offensive in early rounds, so i see it as heavy artillery from Bruno early on, but past mid rounds Usyk takes over.

    Both lose to Usyk, it is just the manner of that loss, but a loss is a loss, one thing is for sure Bruno post fight would not have spouted that 'bull faeces' that AJ did in the ring, or acted in such a spoiled child like manner.