Zhilei Zhang vs Joe Joyce II - September 23 // Wembley Arena

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Zhilei Zhang vs Joe Joyce - Who Wins?

  1. Zhang by T/KO

  2. Zhang by Decision

  3. Joyce by T/KO

  4. Joyce by Decision

  5. Draw

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  1. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Has anyone seen Joyce eye close up. I know he's had scar to the side but he seems to have some lasting damage underneath his left eye I've never noticed before.. Puffy and scarrd.

    Not sure how much of adjustment he can make defensively but he will need to work zhangs early and avoid damage.
  2. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    No amount of weight can make up for the lack of head movement and Joyce defending punches with his face.

    Can't see zhang missing with that left hand again and winning by stoppage.
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  3. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Rangey southpaws are the worst to fight and JJ looked lost in the first, it was as tho his team had done no prep at all for Zhang.
    This is a hard task for Joe and ZZ will be bang up for this
  4. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    One of my favourite sayings in boxing. Makes no sense, but paints a perfect picture.
  5. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Looks like he’s just been eating loads of his mamas rice to me
  6. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    I didn't know Joe had signed with Matchroom?
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  7. murphman22

    murphman22 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Surprised by the Joe Joyce odds. He should be favourite. Granted Joyce struggled against his southpaw style and quicker hands. But how fought like a moron. He’ll be more careful this time, a bit like Dubois fight. I don’t think Zhang beat Hrgovic - this is a common misperception. He rocked him in 2-3 rounds but Hrgovic outworked him in majority of the rounds and Zhang was knackered at the end. Joyce will start to take over from 6 onwards. He’s limited but he is a machine
  8. Finkel

    Finkel Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Don't worry, he's not missing out not being at Matchroom

    "Juicy" Joe Joyce is in good company at Juicyberry
  9. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    If he had @Puroresu_Fan would have picked him to win
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  10. Manning

    Manning Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    It's more obvious than Dillian Whyte failing a drug test to tell the truth. It's mental just how naive people are even in this thread to what the body can naturally do.

    Will company man Carl Froch call out this clear case of 'roiding? Of course not. He loves the dog and pony show that is the whole farce of pro boxing.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2023
  11. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Yeah I’m naive to what the body can naturally do. You think all the top guys are on the gear?
  12. kasabian19

    kasabian19 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Personally, I don't see anything suspicious about the weight gain. He's 10lbs heavier than his previous heaviest, which is nothing when you weight as much as he does. It's not like he's never fought above 255lbs then has suddenly added 25lbs. Half of that will be weight he lost to come in lighter for the first fight, the rest will be just eating more calories.
  13. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    If joyce can avoid taking too much punishment first 6 rounds he should then be able to turn up the heat down the stretch. Or so I would have said without an extra 2 stone on him. He is giving away that advantage somewhat now....

    If he engages too early it can only be same again he should have just swerved the rematch and gone for a different route. Being brave whilst admirabe doesn't get you to the top in this division. Ask fury.
  14. Manning

    Manning Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Not just the top guys. At least 90% are on gear. Minimum 90%.
  15. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog The people doing the banning are idiots Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Yarde always looks awesome against bums.
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