Heavyweight Prospects

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How would theses prospects do against each other Jarrell Miller, Trevor Bryan, Hughie Fury, Dominic Breazeale, Gerald Washington, Andy Ruiz, Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua
 
May 25, 2013
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AJ and Parker are the stand out prospects at the moment.

Having looked at Parker I am concerned by his lack of counter punching. He fights like a pre Hill version of Amir Khan. He has very quick hands and uses it to beat opponents to the punch but he doesn't use that speed to counter opponents when they miss much like Khan. I wonder what happens when Parker is pushed back and forced to box off the back foot, a lack of counter punching then will make him vulnerable. His stance is also sometimes too narrow making him up right, such a high centre of gravity will see him pushed back against an aggressive opponent.

At the moment AJ has shown the most promise. Even though he was rocked by Whyte he did also adjust and show he could box off the back foot and be patient. So I'd have AJ slightly ahead of Parker based upon what both have shown us so far.
 
Jun 8, 2012
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Con Sheehan will be added to that list soon, had his first pro fight last week, skillful Irish lad who had a good amateur career.
 
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Anthony Joshua
Joseph Parker
Jarell Miller
Hughie Fury
Trevor Bryan
Gerald Washington
Dominic Breazeale
Andy Ruiz

thats my order.
 

tommygun711

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Joe Parker has a lot of potential, man I love watching him crack dudes. He has some QUICK hands man. Really fun to watch.

but he needs to step up.
 
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I just read on Boxingscene that Arum has no idea what to do with Ruiz. Supposedly, he has a lot of issues right now. Guy just can't make it to the ring.
 
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Never heard of him until your post. Watched a couple of his YouTube video. Seems good. He pulls his right hand back when he jabs and I want to see him fight on the inside. I'll keep an eye on him. Thanks for the tip.


Oh, he can definitely bang on the inside! I'd have to watch a bunch of vids to find the fights that show this best, but believe me, he's more of an inside fighter than anything else. Great balance, an aggressive-but-controlled style, massive power in both hands.....

Sadly, the Canadian team he signed with a few years ago has done fuck-all with him so far. They keep putting him of high-profile cards, but his fights are never televised during the main broadcasts. They also keep feeding him stiffs, so he's not being challenged to improve.

It's a HUGE waste of talent.
 

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Anthony Joshua
Joseph Parker
Jarell Miller
Hughie Fury
Trevor Bryan
Gerald Washington
Dominic Breazeale
Andy Ruiz

thats my order.
Not a bad list, but you're clearly much more impressed with Miller than I am. He's just too fat and these "if only they would shape up" guys never seem to actually shape up in time for it to matter. I mean I got nothing against that kinda guy, as you can tell by my avatar, but I gotta be realistic.
 

beadybea

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Long-time lurker, first-time poster here… Heavyweight is by far my favourite division – here’s my list of favourite prospects. Some are unlikely to go on to be challengers but are just good fun to watch.

Hemi Ahio
Robert Alfonso
George Arias
Dominic Breazeale
Trevor Bryan
Bogdan Dinu
Taishan Dong
Hughie Fury
Adrian Granat
Michael Hunter
Anthony Joshua
Zhang Junlong
Trey Lippe-Morrison
Charles Martin
Jarrell Miller
Joseph Parker
Oscar Rivas
Andy Ruiz Jr
Stephan Shaw
Keith Tapia
Izuagbe Ugonoh
Oleksandr Usyk
Zhilei Zhang
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Long-time lurker, first-time poster here… Heavyweight is by far my favourite division – here’s my list of favourite prospects. Some are unlikely to go on to be challengers but are just good fun to watch.

Hemi Ahio
Robert Alfonso
George Arias
Dominic Breazeale
Trevor Bryan
Bogdan Dinu
Taishan Dong
Hughie Fury
Adrian Granat
Michael Hunter
Anthony Joshua
Zhang Junlong
Trey Lippe-Morrison
Charles Martin
Jarrell Miller
Joseph Parker
Oscar Rivas
Andy Ruiz Jr
Stephan Shaw
Keith Tapia
Izuagbe Ugonoh
Oleksandr Usyk
Zhilei Zhang
Welcome to the boards.

Nice list. I have never heard of a few of them. I'll look them up.
 
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Taishan Dong is interesting. As tall as Valuev but appears more mobile. Only currently fighting in 4 rounders but all are in USA so will get good coverage.
 

beadybea

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Taishan Dong is interesting. As tall as Valuev but appears more mobile. Only currently fighting in 4 rounders but all are in USA so will get good coverage.
I'd put him very much in the 'fun to watch' category at the moment. Has all of the raw tools but a long way from stepping up at the moment.