Zhilei Zhang vs Joe Joyce II - September 23, 2023

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Sep 4, 2023.

Zhilei Zhang vs Joe Joyce

Poll closed Monday at 8:41 AM.
  1. Zhang by KO/TKO

  2. Zhang by decision

  3. Joyce by KO/TKO

  4. Joyce by decision

  5. Difficult to predict, could go either way

  1. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Odds are strange. I will not bet on that fight.

    This will be the first time since Joyce vs DD, that I will not beat on/against Joyce.
  2. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Zhang has Joyce figured out. It’ll be a repeat of the first fight.
  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    I'm predicting Joyce makes adjustments and grinds out a close points win like Hrgovic did.
  4. miniq

    miniq Reddit.com/r/ Boxingcirclejerk Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Joyce needs to get back on that irradiated beef he was using for Joe Parker which Usyk has been handing out
  5. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    I don't think the fight will be much diffrent. Unless something was physically wrong with Joyce in the 1st match. The result will be the same. One sided whoopin. I know they trained Joyce to keep his head off the center line, step around after throwing and all that, but no tune up to see if any of that stuck? I think that straight left of Zhang will find the target over and over.
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  6. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I believe Big Joe can make adjustments and avenge his loss but I can just as easily see Big Bang repeating the trick again. It's a difficult one to call.

    Big Joe gets hit too much and Big Bang hits really hard

    Big Bang's too skillful and sneaky quick not to be able to land

    But Big Joe can hit too though and if he can avoid getting hit too much himself during the first half of the fight he can drag Big Bang into deep water and drown him

    Big Joe will need to switch to Brit Slickness mode and his slow-fast speed needs to be on point, the perfect equilibrium between slow and fast. Slightly too fast or slightly too slow and he will lose
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  7. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    Joyce doesn't have anything for Zhang he is a 1 trick pony
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  8. rusev

    rusev Active Member Full Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Joyce KO , easy money .
  9. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006
  10. chico g

    chico g What are you staring at Mr Trump?! hahaha! Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    The juggernaut is no match for Emperor Zang. Watch him go Ghengis Khan on Joyce's ass! lol
  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016

    ,,and 37 year old fighters don't change. He might try but when the spaghetti hits the fan he'll be the same Joyce and start taking shots. If he keeps his hands up he might go the distance
  12. Rilz

    Rilz Ball don't lie! Full Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Joyce would have to change so much to have a chance here. Unfortunately Zhang is just a class above him.
  13. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Joe has to avoid a shellacking for the first 4 -5 rounds. . Thats how long it takes him to loosen up and find his rhythm. I just can't see how he does that.
    He looked made to order for Big Bang.
    Arroela suffered the exact same faith when he rematched Stiverne. Come forward guys are made to order for hard hitting counter punchers
  14. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    For those saying that Joyce can make all of these adjustments to win the fight, wouldn’t Zhang and his team also make adjustments in anticipation of Joyce having improved? Or do you think Zhang will come in there thinking it will be exactly like the first fight?
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  15. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Joyce stops him late this time. I like Zhang but I can’t count on him coming in prepared twice in a row, especially at his age. I have a lot more faith in Joyce making the right adjustments.
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