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All this talk of Tyson, Buster Douglas etc... here is another from the era, who popped up at the 02 lastonished night.... Tim Witherspoon. And...  check out what he says wearing!!

 

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1 hour ago, Celt said:

All this talk of Tyson, Buster Douglas etc... here is another from the era, who popped up at the 02 lastonished night.... Tim Witherspoon. And...  check out what he says wearing!!

 

do we know why?

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I'm not sure how much you can really read into the build up to a fight, but I'd say Parker seems the calmer and more confident of the two. 

That said we'll really find out on Saturday what Parker is made of. We already know about AJ. 

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Just been looking at the bookies and Joshua is now 1/6 and Parker 9/2.

I really hope Joshua wins this, as it has been great to have big time heavyweight boxing at a reasonable time on a Saturday night in the UK thanks to him.

Nothing worse than having to stay up to 0300 or 0500 to watch some disappointment from Vegas.

Although all that said IF Joshua does meet Wilder in the future then I do see that fight taking place in Vegas - mainly due to the much larger riches to be had in US PPV packages that are sold for evening bouts.

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5 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Just been looking at the bookies and Joshua is now 1/6 and Parker 9/2.

I really hope Joshua wins this, as it has been great to have big time heavyweight boxing at a reasonable time on a Saturday night in the UK thanks to him.

Nothing worse than having to stay up to 0300 or 0500 to watch some disappointment from Vegas.

Although all that said IF Joshua does meet Wilder in the future then I do see that fight taking place in Vegas - mainly due to the much larger riches to be had in US PPV packages that are sold for evening bouts.

The problem with that is that Joshua is far bigger than Wilder. Wilder is still relatively unknown in America. He made $2m for his last fight and didn't sellout 7000 in his home state. Joshua will make £13m in this fight. It'll almost certainly be in the UK. He does plan on going the US at some point. 

I agree about those Las Vegas fights though, I've tried every way over the years and theres no good way. If you go to bed you feel like you've woke up in the middle of the night, if you stay up you're like a zombie. 

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Well, there we have it, Anthony Joshua wins on points, and now holds 4 of the 5 alphabetti spaghetti titles in heavyweight boxing.

Only Deontay Wilder remains as a rival world champion.

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I followed it on the BBC website with texts, Tweets etc. Seems like a solid, controlled performance, without much in the way of fireworks, and the referee was too eager to get involved too.

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26 minutes ago, chuffer said:

Joshua just kept parker at bay with jabs, the kiwi couldn't really get near him

You use the weapons you've got.

Still, not the worst refereeing performance I've seen... because I watched Sven Ottke v Robin Reid in 2003, which veered immediately into parody mode and stayed there for the full match.

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No doubt AJ was the better man on the night but felt sorry for Parker. The referee never gave him a chance to win the fight. With AJ’s big reach advantage the only way Parker was going to get to him was close up working the inside. But every time they got close the referee stepped in and separated them.

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1 hour ago, Derwent said:

No doubt AJ was the better man on the night but felt sorry for Parker. The referee never gave him a chance to win the fight. With AJ’s big reach advantage the only way Parker was going to get to him was close up working the inside. But every time they got close the referee stepped in and separated them.

Totally agree - made for poor viewing too.

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51 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Totally agree - made for poor viewing too.

Lots of dissatisfaction on social media with the refereeing.

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Pretty unspectacular fight but AJ did what he needed to do against a tricky fighter. I never thought it would be fireworks but I thought AJ would let go more.

All sports evolve and boxing for me is a bit like RL in that what has become effective is not as pleasing on the eye as it used to be. There looks to be a lot of momentum for Joshua Wilder now and there is no chance that would be as cagey.

The Price-Povetkin fight was good while it lasted but had a shocking end. I don't think you could blame Povetkin for hitting him but it looked sickening.

 

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15 hours ago, chuffer said:

bit meh really....glad I didn't pay for it

Watched it at The Derby, pretty decent set up for watching big fights.

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14 hours ago, chuffer said:

Joshua just kept parker at bay with jabs, the kiwi couldn't really get near him

again Tyson in his day would have been head down , walking forward , nestled under the arms ready to explode and destroy aj pretty easily

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2 hours ago, Maximus Decimus said:

Pretty unspectacular fight but AJ did what he needed to do against a tricky fighter. I never thought it would be fireworks but I thought AJ would let go more.

All sports evolve and boxing for me is a bit like RL in that what has become effective is not as pleasing on the eye as it used to be. There looks to be a lot of momentum for Joshua Wilder now and there is no chance that would be as cagey.

The Price-Povetkin fight was good while it lasted but had a shocking end. I don't think you could blame Povetkin for hitting him but it looked sickening.

 

David Price, like Audley Harrison before him, was an excellent amateur, but has never really looked at home in the professional form of the sport. It should be time for him to stop, and maybe pitch for a punditry career, because he's an articulate and likeable guy with a microphone in his hand.

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2 hours ago, Maximus Decimus said:

Pretty unspectacular fight but AJ did what he needed to do against a tricky fighter. I never thought it would be fireworks but I thought AJ would let go more.

All sports evolve and boxing for me is a bit like RL in that what has become effective is not as pleasing on the eye as it used to be. There looks to be a lot of momentum for Joshua Wilder now and there is no chance that would be as cagey.

The Price-Povetkin fight was good while it lasted but had a shocking end. I don't think you could blame Povetkin for hitting him but it looked sickening.

 

all sports evolve means they lose character and become dull - aj will never have to worry about money again- couple more over hyped pay per view let downs and hes made for life- boxing is a bore fest these days

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50 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

all sports evolve means they lose character and become dull - aj will never have to worry about money again- couple more over hyped pay per view let downs and hes made for life- boxing is a bore fest these days

Football, tennis and RU have all evolved for the better. 

Boxing isn't a borefest, like with RL people seem to think every fight or match needs to be a classic or the sport is rubbish. 

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8 minutes ago, Maximus Decimus said:

Football, tennis and RU have all evolved for the better. 

Boxing isn't a borefest, like with RL people seem to think every fight or match needs to be a classic or the sport is rubbish. 

the rocky films are more entertaining than aj

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8 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

2 tall blokes jabbing each  other for eternity- what  a thriller

That’s boxing I’m afraid.

What you’re after is two blokes scrapping half drunk on the street.

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