Zhang with the upset of the year and the KO of the year. May be the heavyweight of the year.

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  1. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In the first fight with Joyce, he was an 11-1 underdog.

    Tonight, he just scored the KO of the year against an iron-chined fighter. Nakatani's KO was nice, but not this significant.

    And he basically carried the Heavyweight division on his back this year.

    I hope he get to fight for a title later this year or next year. He deserve it.
     
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  2. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Jokic For MVP Full Member

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    DEFINITELY KO if the year. He absolutely DROPPED a guy with a Mercer like chin. Zhang proved he’s a top 5 puncher in the sport imo. He also ‘Walked off’ with it too :D As soon as he landed that shot he knew. Game over
     
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  3. Scotty Cork

    Scotty Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I dont think its on Mercers level. Mercer faced the Duke and Lennox and stayed on his feet.
     
  4. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    Definitely KO of the year
     
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  5. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    I'm gutted for Joyce but ecstatic for Zhang. Big Bang right on the chin, and I don't care if its Fury or Usyk, they would have been KTFO with that shot.
     
  6. miniq

    miniq Oleksandr Usyk Undisputed HW Champion Full Member

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    Fury is about to beat another HW champion in 5 weeks. He is HW of the year by default and he will win the WBC ridyah champion belt.
     
  7. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    The KO is hard to watch, especially more so given what was at stake for Big Joe. It was a must win for him after losing the first fight and he's now got to work his way right back up at 38 years of age coming off back to back stoppage defeats and a devastating confidence shattering KO loss tonight.
     
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  8. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile At a minimum, a huckleberry over your persimmon. Full Member

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    It's not KO of the year if the mug doesn't get slept.
     
  9. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Jokic For MVP Full Member

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    Your hero was called out by Zhang. Lol He’ll leave that matter to his loudmouth father who’ll probably accuse Zhang of steroids and say “He hasn’t earned it” lol :rolleyes:




    But Ngannou has
    :wanker
     
  10. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Zhang was the bookmaker’s favourite going into the fight.

    Not sure how that qualifies as “upset of the year.”
     
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  11. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In their first fight in April, Zhang was an 11-1 underdog.
     
  12. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Jokic For MVP Full Member

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    CRAZY!!! I was thinking about this before the fight tonight. Before the first fight I shook my head at those odds.
     
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  13. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He may have been, bookies out here in Australia had him at 5-1 but I never thought it was a big upset.

    Joe Joyce is the most overrated fighter in the sport.
     
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  14. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    You're an overrated poster. Joyce is top 5 at the very least.
     
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  15. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pfft, sure he is.

    Absolute mug. 38 years old coming off 2 losses by stoppage. He’s a stepping stone and that is all he is. He’s as slow as wet concrete and his chin has now been exposed.

    Has been overhyped from day one.
     
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