- Oct 25, 2017
Goddamn, that was planned to perfection. Calculated as fuck
I still think it's wilder. Just ask yourself if Tyson or foreman had the same skill level as wilder would they have had the same success? I really don't think they would have. Wilder's power completely makes up for his skill level and then some.
I hear you. Wilder is just really confident in himself.
Well Wilder already knocked out Ortiz in the first fight and gave him his first loss, so psychologically Wilder had the advantage in the 2nd fight. Fury is just bad style match up for Wilder that Wilder may or may not overcome but there's a much bigger fight that works more in his favor.
Doesn't let himself get into those situations. A more alert Ortiz wouldn't have been positioned so easily by Wilder but at this stage in the fight he was slowing down.
The first fight with Ortiz was a war though. Oritz had him hurt.Well Wilder already knocked out Ortiz in the first fight and gave him his first loss, so psychologically Wilder had the advantage in the 2nd fight. Fury is just bad style match up for Wilder that Wilder may or may not overcome but there's a much bigger fight that works more in his favor.
Sure but because Wilder preserved after suffering from Ortiz's best and then knocking him out only made him more confident the 2nd match.The first fight with Ortiz was a war though. Oritz had him hurt.
Of all of Wilder's opponents, I think he respects Ortiz the most. It shows in the cautious way he fights him. Yet Wilder is willing to give him a rematch instead of taking an easier fight.
I always thought Ortiz was the next best heavyweight after Wilder and Fury.
AJ will win easily, it's a simple adjustment for aj and that is being smart. I expect a late ko win for AJ.Apparently Ruiz was about 20 lbs heavier than he was during the first fight. There was some talk that he was partying a lot in the wake of his win over Joshua as well. On the one hand, this could be Buster Douglas all over again. On the other hand, Ruiz has some real skill that I think exposed Joshua in a lot of ways, so maybe that still carries over.
I honestly don't know what to expect. The only thing I see from the first fight is Joshua is susceptible when he throws combinations that opens him up to AJ's fast hands. So the adjustment I see AJ using that could have success would be similar to Wladimir and that's fighting safely behind the jab and being very careful when throwing power punches.
I wouldn't say an idiot but corporate sponsorships aren't going to touch him here. Compared to AJ who is on every other vaguely sports related billboard.
100% agree with this. Steward would have turned AJ into a Wlad a long while ago. Even though AJ has an inside game (unlike Wlad), he doesn't deal that well with getting hit so trading blows like in round 3 of their first fight should be a no-go. He should probably go back to being boring like vs. Parker and work behind his jab. That said, good luck fighting a perfect fight vs Wilder for every second of those 36 min. What an awful match up that is for AJ.
Yeah, Andy beat him fair and square. It couldn't have been less controversial. He was clearly better that night.What concerned me about the first fight was that it wasn't like Lewis Rahman were Lennox got Koed and didn't get the chance to make a comeback in the fight. Joshua escaped the third but was unable take back control and Ruiz just looked better.
But the weight gain has me changing my pick, I think too much success too soon has gotten to Andy.