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JD1987

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Violent puncher. Good spacing. When is he going to fight the British ducking machine?
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Blink and you missed it..

However if either him or Joshua fight anyone else next other than themselves or Fury the hell with them.
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I figured Wilder would beat him but not that quickly. However, it was a KO of the year type shot and Breazeale didn't have much of a defense anyway, else he would've realized DW throws those big loopy shots that clean your clock if they land.

Joshua and Wilder almost have a duty to the fans at this point to instruct their management to make a deal. Find a way to agree on venue, purse split, network, whose name is listed first on promotional material, all that stuff. And it likely won't happen, and each will blame the other. I hope I'm wrong but given how long it took Mayweather and Pacquiao to step into a ring, this might follow the same pattern.

Did like how Jim Gray basically called out both of them after the fight, during his interview with Wilder, by mentioning how Ali, Frazier and Foreman found a way to all fight without squabbling excessively over logistics.
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Exactly. Let's see what Joshua says after his fight in 10 days. If he plays the ducking game, this is going to really hurt  boxing. 

The networks and the promoters need to set up a 3-man round robin. Wilder v. Joshua will be the first fight. The second fight will be the Wilder v. Joshua winner v. Fury. The third fight will be a Wilder v. Joshua loser against the winner of the second fight. I think either Joshua or Wilder wins two fights in a row in that scenario and that will pretty much settle the champion. Then the rankings can kick in and everything can go back to normal. What is sometimes good for MMA (turn-style champions) is definitely not good for boxing, which needs a marquee champion with staying power, but hasn't had one in decades.
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I'm OK w/Wilder fighting Ortiz again. That dude nearly took his head off. Came as close to beating him as Fury did, just not by the same means.

Boxing will always suffer due to the lack of a single, reputable governing body. Fights these days are made more to make money and flex promotional muscle than to be competitive. Last Saturday showed that, for better or for worse. No one really gives much of a sh*t about titles when the ones issuing them are crooked.
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[rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl]

Anthony Joshua.
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Butterbean of Mexico gets it done!
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Butterbean of Mexico gets it done!


Butterbean of California. He was born in CA.
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Butterbean of California. He was born in CA.


Mexican descent however
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Butterbean of Mexico gets it done!


Dude fought smart and didn't try to transcend his limitations. AJ, by contrast, fought timidly and let Ruiz dictate the tone.

Turning point to me was 3rd round. AJ finally decided to use his strength advantage (not to mention like a 5-6 inch height and 8 inch reach advantage) and go on the attack. Knocks him down and what does he do? Doesn't close the show. Comes in again somewhat sloppy and imprecise, Ruiz ducks under the punch and comes up FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS! Smothers him like gravy on a biscuit and puts him on his rear. Then he does it AGAIN!

Joshua must not have paid attention to the simple physics of heavyweight boxing: big guys hit hard and can disengage your neurological functions. And the little fella had quick hands that did damage when they found real estate. He boxed low and landed a few jabs into the chest, and I'd bet after a while that Joshua's torso hurt more than he planned on.

Not gonna buy into the AJ is finished, his head ain't right bit. I'll just say he underestimated him and didn't do homework. If/when they go again, we'll know if it was a fluke or not. To me, 4 knockdowns (the last one was more of a push) isn't a lucky punch.

Read somewhere that AJ got hurt by a sparring partner in training so he may not have been mentally together anyway.
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Mexican descent however


So. You're of Hillbilly Elf descent. We still call you an American.
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Dreaderick Tatum. Love it
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