Deontay Wilder (WBC) vs. Anthony Joshua

Joshua vs. Wilder Winner and How?

  • Anthony Joshua Stoppage

    Votes: 18 45.0%
  • Anthony Joshua Decision

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Deontay Wilder Decision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Deontay Wilder Stoppage

    Votes: 21 52.5%

  • Total voters
    40

Dazl1212

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May 16, 2013
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I was Joshua all the way but the KO of Breazele was impressive.

Wilder is really awkward and powerful. Throws weird punches from weird angles, whereas Joshua is technically solid but fairly predictable. Although Joshua has fought the better opposition and proven he can comeback from adversity. I dunno. It's a tossup for me.
 
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Jun 5, 2013
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I was Joshua all the way but the KO of Breazele was impressive.

Wilder is really awkward and powerful. Throws weird punches from weird angles, whereas Joshua is technically solid but fairly predictable. Although Joshua has fought the better opposition and proven he can comeback from adversity. I dunno. It's a tossup for me.

I disagree that Joshua has fought better opposition. Wilder faced Fury who is better than anyone Joshua has fought
 
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Jun 28, 2013
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I was Joshua all the way but the KO of Breazele was impressive.

Wilder is really awkward and powerful. Throws weird punches from weird angles, whereas Joshua is technically solid but fairly predictable. Although Joshua has fought the better opposition and proven he can comeback from adversity. I dunno. It's a tossup for me.
Not really Breazele is not good enough. People like to make comparisons between the two and how fast they got their common opponents out of there.

Wilder took 9 rounds to get Molina out of there; it took Joshua 3 rounds. It's impossible to do boxing math like that.

We didn't learn anything we didn't already know. Wilder is quick, has a lot of power and awkward. He is still susceptible to being caught as he wildly swings.
 
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Jul 15, 2012
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I might have said something different last week, but I feel the fight will be close until AJ starts covering up and Wilder gets off. He'll sneak one in and rock him. An accumulation of blows will put AJ down sooner or later. Once they are in the ring I think AJ might wet the bed. Wilder will walk to him and be fearless. I can't see AJ winning. Short fighters like Miller and Ruiz aren't too good of preparation either. AJ isn't ready him and the world knows it.

When the fight does get signed, I expect AJ to wilt at some point. Call me crazy.
 
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Jun 5, 2013
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I might have said something different last week, but I feel the fight will be close until AJ starts covering up and Wilder gets off. He'll sneak one in and rock him. An accumulation of blows will put AJ down sooner or later. Once they are in the ring I think AJ might wet the bed. Wilder will walk to him and be fearless. I can't see AJ winning. Short fighters like Miller and Ruiz aren't too good of preparation either. AJ isn't ready him and the world knows it.

When the fight does get signed, I expect AJ to wilt at some point. Call me crazy.

Big shout, AJ held up strong against Klitschko and he was in big trouble. I can't see him wilting once in the ring, he is a tough bastard, but there is an obvious hesitation on his team's side to make this fight. Where does AJ go after Ruiz??? Who is there besides Whyte?

Are they just bluffing the fans at this stage?
 
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Jun 7, 2013
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Big shout, AJ held up strong against Klitschko and he was in big trouble. I can't see him wilting once in the ring, he is a tough bastard, but there is an obvious hesitation on his team's side to make this fight. Where does AJ go after Ruiz??? Who is there besides Whyte?

Are they just bluffing the fans at this stage?
More like Wlad bottled by not throwing a punch for three rounds after he had dropped him. He lost that fight more than AJ winning.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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I disagree that Joshua has fought better opposition. Wilder faced Fury who is better than anyone Joshua has fought
Better opposition is not one fight. Joshua has fought Wlad, Povetkin, Whyte, Parker and Takam. Wilder's top 5 opponents are Fury, Ortiz, Breazeale, Stiverne and Arreola. Ortiz would be 50/50 with Povetkin and Whyte, Breazeale, Stiverne and Arreola lose to Wlad, Povetkin, Parker, Whyte and probably Takam too.

Wilder has one better name in Fury, and he basically lost that fight and took it because Fury had come back from 2 years off with weight and drug problems and looked unconvincing in his previous comeback bouts.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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More like Wlad bottled by not throwing a punch for three rounds after he had dropped him. He lost that fight more than AJ winning.
On that basis, Fury doesn't deserve much credit either, as Wlad barely threw a punch for 11 of the 12 rounds against him. I just rewatched rounds 6-9 and yeah Wlad took his foot off a bit, but he was knackered from round 5 and he has been tentative and careful ever since his early losses. He threw 3 big lead left hooks in round 6 after dropping Joshua, he threw a right and he came out looking to throw the right in round 8. He was not exactly in his shell, he was just very wary and also looked pretty tired (as they both did).