29 Apr 2017 22:24
Great fight, Right up there with the classics.
Still not convinced by Joshua though.
I think that gypo will spoil and defeat him. Hope I'm wrong though, I'd love to se him KO Fury but he's too wily and evasive.
29 Apr 2017 23:54
Joshua would destroy Fury, it won't happen.
The Klitschko tonight isn't the one Fury beat. Dunno if he took his training lightly or what for the Fury fight, but that was a different class of fighter tonight.
30 Apr 2017 01:46
Thanks for the links. A very good fight and great to see boxing not reduced to a pantomime / WWE event for once.
30 Apr 2017 22:31
just re-watched the entire fight. so good
1 May 2017 00:11
I re-watched it all too tonight. As great as it was it doesn't eclipse any of the big fights Lennox Lewis was involved in. Made me appreciate his legacy even more (if that's even possible).
1 May 2017 08:01
It has been somewhat overhyped.
There were 3 cracking rounds out of 11.
Those fights with Tyson, Bowe, Holyfield, Lewis etc had all out wars from start to finish.
I think the Dillian Whyte fight was as good.
Fury would be a snooze fest.
Wilder maybe a classic with two punchers having a go. I can see Wilder dodging this fight though however much he says in public.
There's talk of another Whyte fight but it's not wise imo.
I think if they fought ten times whyte would win a couple. It's just not worth the risk and pointless in the grand scheme of things.
2 May 2017 08:33
Cant believe how many boxing experts there are at work today, women n all - add Morgan above into that group as well
posted 2 May 2017 08:43, edited 2 May 2017 08:43
Surely it's a good thing to see a bit of popular enthusiasm for a moribund sport? Heavyweight boxing has been on its arse for almost 2 decades.
2 May 2017 21:58
Well one moment you call it a great fight and right up there with classics - and then a day later you call it over hyped so I can only comment on what I read.
2 May 2017 23:08
It was good fight which was really overhyped before during and after.
I'm probably a bit guilty of that myself.
It's just that we have been starved of good heavyweight fights for years but the comparison stands up.
It did remind me of the Tyson, Lewis, Bowie and Holyfield era.
Add to that many really good fighters who would most probably be champs right now.
Off the top of my head - Tony Tucker, Andrew Galota, Tim Witherspoon, Trevor Berbick, Hasim Rachman, Razor Ruddock, Michael Moorer and lots I can't even think of.
All of these would be world champs today.
It's incredibly the yanks haven't really got any great heavyweights. Wilder is really unproven, maybe even more so than Joshua right now even though he's had maybe twice as many fights.
He's fought mostly bums. I'd love to see that fight next though.
I'd be really reluctant to see Joshua fight Fury. Fury is a spoiler and would be a tough fight.
I think he'd beat Joshua on points at this moment. I'd love to be wrong. I'd like nothing more than to see Joshua knock him spark out but like Fury said himself, Joshua is made for him.
3 May 2017 09:52
Hasim Rachman - hell no
Berbick - nope
Golota - hell no
Witherspoon - nope
3 May 2017 12:21
It was right up there in terms of drama & excitement but not in terms of quality. Watching the fight couldn't help but think any of the decent heavyweights of the 80's / 90's would have beaten AJ & Klitschko one after the other.