And he sill does that to this day, POOP SQUAD!! Muh waste of tax dollas for security.
I just feel Wilder is way too delusional and kinda dumb to dodge anyone. He couldn't even accept the loss against Fury, dude allegedly fired one of the trainers and made some excuses about how the entry costume tired his legs (wtf). Avoiding dangerous opponent is a reasonable decision, the kind of decision Wilder most likely can't make. Maybe his natural dumb instinct was indeed telling him "all those guys are dangerous, avoid!" but who knows.
But doesn't Joshua have some mandatory fights left he has to do first?? People get old and we don't know if Fury/Joshua a few years later are better or worse. I just want to happen in a Canelo vs GGG kind of way not Mayweather vs Pacquiao. It still looks too complicated.Keith Chegwin wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:29 pmIf two fighters want to fight, they will make it happen no matter what.
There's not even network exclusivity problems preventing AJ and Wilder from fighting because all Wilder's fights are shown on Sky, the same network AJ is on, in the UK and AJ doesn't have a specific deal in place with the US networks. There are bigger exclusivity problems with a potential AJ vs Fury and yet they think that fight will be much easier to work out
I'm gonna say the obvious but the thing about body shot is, it's a really good way to open up the face (hands tend to go down when tummy hurts) or slow people down, if not seriously hurt them. Of course you have to land good body shots repeatedly and that admittedly a big IF, but body is easier to hit than head yet Ruiz didn't even try. I believe Ruiz's excused about how he partied and never took the fight as seriously as before.
I think Fury could devastate Wilder because he took the risk and jumped in to Wilder's strong side with not as slick as guys like Lomachenko but still pretty good for a heavy weight footwork, and also has slightly longer reach. Wilder was trying to counter with jab every time Fury was throwing something, but Fury was always slightly outside of Wilder's reach cuz Fury's perfect distance management it was quite impressive really.Keith Chegwin wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:29 pm
You are right that Joshua is more susceptible to being hit. But Joshua also has more punch power than Fury and if he catches Wilder clean it's going to devastate him.
It's ironic that Wilder claimed Fury had pillows for fists. Not just because it was patently untrue but because a more powerful puncher would have had him out cold. Because Fury's punches aren't that powerful, it just did Wilder more damage.
I don't think Joshua can pull off same kind of stuff because he isn't built like Fury and he doesn't move around like Fury, he has to do his own things and it's probably outbox (and Wilder is really good at catching out boxing opponet). Joshua would win, like, 7-8 times out of 10 but Wilder's one punch man magic is (WAS?) a quite real threat, just remember how Fury was nearly knocked out cold first time. It's a still fun fight to watch though. Ruiz vs Wilder would be fun too.
Some dweeb MMA journalist did a lengthy technical breakdown if interested, I think he makes pretty good points (yes I parroted some of his opinions but not all).