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Started by Iancress70 on Sep 23, 2021 1:23:53 PM
Joshua v Usyk

Big time boxing returns this weekend. A thread to discuss this intriguing fight as well as the current boxing scene.

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Iancress70 - 23 Sep 2021 13:27:14 (#1 of 7)

This is a 60/40 fight, logic suggests a good big guy beats a good smaller guy. And I do favour Joshua because as well as the physical advantage he's pretty good, but Usyk is genuinely excellent. This could easily turn into an upset.

turbodante - 26 Sep 2021 19:44:39 (#2 of 7)

That was quite a pounding he took at the closing moments of the last round. Glad for the sound of the final bell.

Arjuna - 26 Sep 2021 20:50:43 (#3 of 7)

Usyk was listed at 2/1 before the fight, so an upset but not a huge one.

Joshua said he would trigger the rematch clause although I suspect it may not happen any time soon.

Iancress70 - 26 Sep 2021 21:16:37 (#4 of 7)

Usyk did great, Joshua would not have lasted another round, he was spent and beaten at the end. The major surprise was how rarely Joshua managed to land. Its not just that he couldn't knock Usyk out, but that he only landed a handful of clean shots in the whole fight. I did expect him to do a little better than that. A testiment to how good Usyk is i think, he's just as good at 220 pounds as he was at 200. Only Fury challenges him for the No 1 spot.

Iancress70 - 26 Sep 2021 21:20:45 (#5 of 7)

Rematch in 6 months maybe? I don't expect a different result. Joshua was so completely outboxed, its difficult to see what he can do that is so much better next time that it changes the result.

Arjuna - 26 Sep 2021 21:25:08 (#6 of 7)

I doubt Joshua would want a quick rematch as he knows he would lose again. I am guessing he is just saying he wants one so Usyk buys out the clause.

widenation - 26 Sep 2021 23:13:24 (#7 of 7)

Thought the odds of 21/1 on a draw were good, whilst accepting that bout draws are quite rare nowadays. Dropped to 7/1 or so towards the final rounds.

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