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Fight Aficionado

“@Fight Affiionado – Whatdya expect? The guy is a novice pro ffs!” – Someone they didn’t pick off the arena’s bar.

Posted October 28, 2013 7:57 pm 


i thought AUDREY worked in tesco”s.

Posted October 28, 2013 12:00 pm 


Breaking news … Audley Harrison’s biggest fan and regular employer Eddie Hearn is about to announce Harrison’s return to the ring in the US versus UK Heavyweight Pirzefighter tournament next month. We all know Audley is boxing’s biggest joke, but Eddie can’t get enough of him. You heard it here first. Will Audley ever just go away? Not with Eddie around he won’t.

Posted October 28, 2013 8:23 am 


awful, awful article

Posted October 28, 2013 6:56 am 


If you notice Joshua might not look super fast, but he lands on what he is punching at, and he does so in a way behind a jab that is strong enough to move the guard.

Someone like Wilder is fairly fast, but more often than not he is closer to the cornerpost than his opponents head since he is just swinging like a loon.

The home run loon-swinging might get you KO’s but it gets YOU KO’ed when you meet someone who can counter.

Give me Joshua’s measured work any day.

Posted October 27, 2013 8:17 pm 

Lol at Collins,

Being Sorby…

Posted October 27, 2013 7:00 pm 


For a second I thought I was in boxingnews24 reading one of Scott’s articles LOL

Posted October 27, 2013 12:15 pm 


Anonymous suits you better BRUCE!!! you arsh@le

Posted October 27, 2013 10:49 am 


i,m from nantyglo you thick TW@T!!!BRUCE

Posted October 27, 2013 10:45 am 


billy muslim boy. i know your from bradford,but can you keep your sandles on after you leave the mosque.

Posted October 27, 2013 9:42 am 


then he would never be an Anonymous prick!!!like you BRUCE THE CHICKEN CHOKER!!!he would be famous!!!

Posted October 27, 2013 9:34 am 


well said @Fight Aficionado

Posted October 27, 2013 8:57 am 


joshua could be another frank bruno.

Posted October 27, 2013 8:39 am 


no it was that prik Anonymous BUMS name!!aka BRUCE the W@NKERS name!!!

Posted October 27, 2013 8:04 am 


did someone mention that prick audrey”s name.

Posted October 27, 2013 7:47 am 

Mick the Marmalizer

Surely the BBBofC have to order British & Commonwealth 115Lb champion Paul Butler to defend against Khalid Yafai now!

Posted October 27, 2013 6:06 am 


I’m guessing Jeff sorby is an American reporter is he ? He’s more or less just written off Kell Brook and Anthony Joshua’s hopes in two pro fights!

Posted October 27, 2013 5:36 am 

seanie M

I will break down Sorbets analysis.

1) Joshua was to slow. Well here we go from what i saw his foot movement was ok (he is 6ft6 and in the land of the giants there isn’t a heavy out there with terrific foot movement and grace you could argue about Haye i suppose but then the list goes thin).

2)Sorbet thinks Joshua might be to slow. Really? The jab was snappy and powerful. He connected well with both left and right, showed a little variety and the job set for him.

3) Finally he beat a guy who frankly was not a threat but we are talking a novice fighter (all be it an Oympic champ) who rose through the amateurs quickly to win major honours. He needs to tighten his defence (drops his left) and work on his ring craft but he is a work in progress.

To sum up if Sorbet wishes to comment on a fight why not be objective and call it how it is. However i would not hold my breath if i were you.

Posted October 27, 2013 5:25 am 

Mick the Marmalizer

Actually with young talent such as Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker & Hughie Fury we could be in for some good fights @ H/W in a couple of years time.

Posted October 27, 2013 4:25 am 

boxing barlow

People say the heavy weight division is dead but a wilder vrs joshua fight in a few years has gotta wet your appetite!

Posted October 27, 2013 3:44 am 

Fight Aficionado

Anthony Joshua (2-0, 2 KO’s) dispatched a badly over-matched Paul Butlin (14-20, 3 KO’s).” That’s not a sporting event. That’s a sacrifice.

Posted October 27, 2013 2:14 am 


I didnt even read the article. I never read the articles here. I get the gist from the headlines and opening paragraph. At the end of the day, Im repeating what eddie was saying

Posted October 26, 2013 11:42 pm 


So what you saying then.
That in his second fight he should be fighting for a British title or an ex champ or something?
I,m sure he could compete, andI’m sure that he thinks he could step up another couple of levels, but that doesn,t mean he should.
As long as they dont pad his record with nobody after nobody….like they have with deontay for 25- 30 fights.
The boy has to have a bit of grace, at least three or four years, before he should be thinking of world dominance.
Of course matching him will be hard, the paying public won’t stand to have the p**s taken out of them….but he needs to learn the pro game and that takes time.
I,m sure he would be too much for audley right now , we know deontay only met him a fight or two ago, and for me that’s embarrassing.
The point I was trying to make with my post “in an ironic way ” was that the author of the article was way too critical of a novice pro….now I,m guessing that irony was lost on you , maybe it was too subtle…..I thought it was blatantly obvious , but obviously not !

Posted October 26, 2013 10:48 pm 


I always do. You know he doesnt need feeding the usual bums and so does eddie.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:51 pm 


Nameless…. I think you are missing the point my friend.
Try again…..but this time ” think………don’t feel”

Posted October 26, 2013 9:40 pm 



I agree the experts here who leave comments really know their boxing, they’ve all been in the ring, and fought at a high level as amateurs and pro’s!! Who the heck do Joshua and his manager and his coaches and his professional sparring partners and his promoters think they are?? Why don’t they listen to the know-it-all experts here?? It baffles me the ignorance Joshua and his people display when there so many keyboard experts here, who know more about the fight game than anyone alive today.

Posted October 26, 2013 8:44 pm 


Yeah….what are the matchmakers doing putting him in with guys like this, it’s unbelievable really.
He should be fighting the klitschkos, or haye, or maybe wilder or fury by now.
I mean he has been pro now for nearly 7 weeks, he should be looking for a title in his next fight….if not sooner.
After winning the Olympic gold Lennox had only 22 fights at pro in a five year period before he fought for the heavyweight title.
Why oh why ..are they taking so much time with Joshua ?
And as for his power… looks non existent, I think paulie malignaggi hits harder …..and slow too, looked like he was fighting in treacle.
I really can’t understand how he managed to catch butlin at all…let alone stop him.
Butlin must have been able to see those punches coming, he should have been able to pop home and make a sandwich and come back to the fight just in time to slip em and counter with his own.
He must gave just had an off night I suppose… happens to all of us at sometime I guess.
Joshua was lucky tonight….had that punch butlin threw… know the one, you must of seen it .
Well had it of landed ,……well i think that would have stopped Joshua, I really do.
In summary I think Joshua should retire….he should go and get a nine to five somewhere , some little office job, something safe where he can work away tirelessly for the next 40 or 50 years and finish up at the end with a nice gold watch or something.
But he seems intent on trying to push on from his Olympic success with these silly dreams of being a pro boxer, headlining arenas around the world, earning millions, rubbing shoulders with the stars and living the high life….what a foolish, man…..what a lucky foolish man he is.
He should listen to people like the author of this article….he needs people who understand boxing to be in his ear, not these fools he has around him at the moment who are getting him maximum exposure on the biggest sports channel in the UK and his face in the national papers on a weekly basis.
I hope Joshua reads this writers piece…..and gets in touch with him, i really do.

Posted October 26, 2013 8:28 pm 


Just like reading Collins, Anonymous? Well fancy that. Anyone would think they were the same writer, using different pseudonyms…

Posted October 26, 2013 8:17 pm 


Joshua and Hugie Fury…2 young hvwts. to keep a eye on…could be a huge championship fight between these two someday in the UK. Ofcourse its to early by a long shot…but maybe…

Posted October 26, 2013 7:22 pm 


Only thing I have to say is that Jeff Sorbet knows absolutely nothing about boxing. To come up with this drivel after a guy has fought only 3 professional rounds is laughable.

Joshua will go on to win a world title down the line, not next week, there are so many flying around and once the Klit Bros are out of the way the pickings are slim.

He put a guy away in 2 rounds that another British Heavyweight title contender couldn’t put away in 2 fights.

He has everything you need to be a world champion, the only thing he’s lacking is experience… I don’t want to big him up and create another Audley Harrison, but I find it hard to understand how anyone can criticise based on what we’ve seen so far.

Posted October 26, 2013 6:49 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

In my opinion, Joshua clearly deserved the Gold Medal. I had him beating the Italian by one point.

Posted October 26, 2013 6:34 pm 


Piss off sorby it’s like reading Collins every thing negative

Posted October 26, 2013 6:24 pm 


yes, he was very lucky in the olympic first round, but he was at least very competitive against camarelle in the final (i had him losing, but not actually the point at that level). stop holding that luck against him, he is clearly very, very good indeed. his accuracy is verysimilar to an early lennox if nothing else. and he really isn’t slow at all.

Posted October 26, 2013 6:13 pm 

Mr Gav

The first 4 or 5 fights will be opoenents like this but he did well butlin is normal fairly durable at this level and should of gone a few more rounds so it was a good KO for someone with josuhas limited experience. So far so good expect to see him fight Harrison in the not so distant future

Posted October 26, 2013 5:41 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

Congratulations to Anthony Joshua. I hope he becomes Champion in a few years.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:35 pm 

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