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Vex_id
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"Wilder & Joshua agree to terms for HW mega-fight in UK"


  

          

http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/23765083/heavyweight-world-titlist-deontay-wilder-accepted-terms-offered-fellow-titlist-anthony-joshua-promoter-eddie-hearn

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I do expect Wilder to win by KO
Jun 13th 2018
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really? i thought AJ is supposed to be better
Jun 13th 2018
2
RE: really? i thought AJ is supposed to be better
Jun 13th 2018
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I think this is a really fascinating 50/50 pick 'em fight
Jun 13th 2018
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      RE: I think this is a really fascinating 50/50 pick 'em fight
Jun 13th 2018
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This looks like more of the same old Hearn/Joshua run-around.
Jun 13th 2018
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yea Hearn & Joshua seemingly would like to avoid this fight
Jun 15th 2018
7

hip bopper
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1. "I do expect Wilder to win by KO"
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BrooklynWHAT
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2. "really? i thought AJ is supposed to be better"
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hip bopper
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4. "RE: really? i thought AJ is supposed to be better"
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AJ is better at positioning himself, but Wilder has the tools to take him out. AJ will have some good moments, but Wilder’s will and power shall be the difference.

  

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Vex_id
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3. "I think this is a really fascinating 50/50 pick 'em fight"
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that will really come down to who gets who first. Both guys have some vulnerability in terms of getting knocked out (both have been buzzed/hurt) - and both guys have thudding power in both hands. I think Wilder's overhand right is the biggest punch of the two - and I also think Wilder has fought slightly better competition overall (though Joshua fought an inspired 40 y.o. Klitschko which will serve him well against Wilder).

If I'm Wilder - I jump on Joshua early - as AJ typically is a slow-starter and likes to get comfortable before pulling the trigger. AJ has also been relatively unimpressive in his last 2 bouts - while Wilder has surged under adversity (the Ortiz fight was epic).

I give Wilder the slight edge - but the UK home environment may neutralize that slight edge for AJ. Should be a great fight.

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hip bopper
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5. "RE: I think this is a really fascinating 50/50 pick 'em fight"
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>that will really come down to who gets who first. Both guys
>have some vulnerability in terms of getting knocked out (both
>have been buzzed/hurt) - and both guys have thudding power in
>both hands. I think Wilder's overhand right is the biggest
>punch of the two - and I also think Wilder has fought slightly
>better competition overall (though Joshua fought an inspired
>40 y.o. Klitschko which will serve him well against Wilder).
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>If I'm Wilder - I jump on Joshua early - as AJ typically is a
>slow-starter and likes to get comfortable before pulling the
>trigger. AJ has also been relatively unimpressive in his last
>2 bouts - while Wilder has surged under adversity (the Ortiz
>fight was epic).
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>I give Wilder the slight edge - but the UK home environment
>may neutralize that slight edge for AJ. Should be a great
>fight.
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I think Wilder should pace himself with the jab and look for openings. He can’t leave himself open like he did against Ortiz. The one thing that impresses me about Wilder is that you can have more boxing ability than him, but his will to win will get him through any fight.

Conditioning will play a huge factor and Wilder is the better conditioned athlete. AJ tends to look tired sometimes and that could be dangerous for him.

I have the margin a little wider than you have it. After 5-6 rounds it will be the beginning of the end for AJ.

  

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Boogie Stimuli
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6. "This looks like more of the same old Hearn/Joshua run-around."
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Notice the fight hasn't been signed.
Joshua CLAIMED he agreed to the terms Team Wilder set forth... then he came back with more excuses.
Wilder has done everything in his power to make this fight... gone WAY out of his way.
I'm expecting Hearn and Joshua to come back with more excuses about why they think Wilder's not serious or "OOPS! We're taking another fight now" or whatever dumb excuse they have this time. This kind of thing has happened over and over for about a year.
If this is finally it, I'll be surprised.
I trust nothing until the fight is signed and they do a press conference.

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7. "yea Hearn & Joshua seemingly would like to avoid this fight"
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but the pressure is on and they know the narrative will reflect poorly upon them if they don't make it happen - particularly with Wilder being so flexible and accommodating in wanting the fight.

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