Liverpool got rich off the slave trade and wanted to send support to the confederates in the US civil war . Just sayin ……Posted July 11, 2014 7:43 pm
once the English people left england,it became a sh#t hole just like America.Posted July 11, 2014 3:05 pm
Great Britain didn’t do those things, particularly the rioting in the 90s, England did. Just saying.Posted July 11, 2014 12:05 pm
Great Britain’s worst crime is still giving the world cricket though!!Posted July 11, 2014 9:53 am
@AssyrianGod You need to take off those blinkered glasses you wear and listen to some Reality, boy…slavery was around since time immomorial…the Romans, the Arabs, the Spanish practiced it…and so did Great Britain (not 4000 years either), so you have to acknowledge it. Just because other people did it too doesn’t make it right. Like I said, Britain made a thriving business out of it, made Lords out of robbers and thieves, stole and plundered, took the good out of the countries it colonized, you willfully ignorant conceited man. You often bring non-boxing B.S into boxing topics so now you’re getting it back..the Empire even brought its class system to places like Australia, even ill-treated the Kenyans as recently as the 1950’s, couldn’t even go to football tournaments in the 1990’s without rioting and smashing every place up, just like in the old Empire days…couldn’t take them anywhere!! All I said before is true…’Assyrian God?!?’ What God is that then, LOL!!Posted July 11, 2014 9:48 am
@T22 – Classic! What about Victor the Predictor? :)Posted July 11, 2014 2:55 am
WEE WILLIE WANKERPosted July 10, 2014 6:56 pm
me and George,have a thing going on
Anonymous is another bellend suckerPosted July 10, 2014 4:46 pm
What a POOFPosted July 10, 2014 2:40 pm
Ruslan changev is another backwood cab driver.Posted July 10, 2014 11:53 am
Mick the Marmalizer
WTF’s all this bollox got to do with boxing?!
burst a buble
Looking forward to see these guys coming through. Hope they can become champions. If they can be half as good as heavyweight champion of the world Ruslan Changev, they are set for a great futurePosted July 10, 2014 2:12 am
: )Posted July 9, 2014 7:34 pm
another bruno.Posted July 9, 2014 7:11 pm
“To suggest that Joshua is taking an easy path is ridiculous. He has only 6 professional fights. Asinine.” – Cosign Gumboot. After 6 bouts it’s absurd to raise that argument. Especially when his 7th bout is a level of comp most prospects would do 15 fights into their pro careers.Posted July 9, 2014 4:11 pm
@Britain invented Australia. Oi, don’t blame the rest of the commonwealth for those two. Most unfairPosted July 9, 2014 3:33 pm
get back in your tree Anonymous!Posted July 9, 2014 3:09 pm
was skippy in court.Posted July 9, 2014 2:52 pm
Britain invented Australia
In a roundabout way, we can blame Britain for the Commonwealth Empire’s Rolf Harris and Dame Edna Everage too!!Posted July 9, 2014 12:58 pm
But we don’t bite people. Uruguay is a savage nation.Posted July 9, 2014 12:41 pm
Uruguay 2-1 England
@SenorReality You have de beat, Senor, muchas gracias! Viva Uruguay!!Posted July 9, 2014 12:39 pm
Yep, both these medal winners got whooped at the Olympics…Posted July 9, 2014 12:32 pm
Great Britain- started concentration camps, invented chemical weapons, robbed and pillaged and took all the good out of the countries of the Empire they colonized, largely ran and participated in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade for 150 years + and made Lords out of robbers and thieves, invaded Iraq along with the USA and destroyed the country, had a few attempts at subduing Afghanistan…worst crime ever though might be giving the world cricket…still, we can all have a good laugh at their football team!!Posted July 9, 2014 12:31 pm
@crystalball – is that what you call speaking intelligently? You must be from the U.S.Posted July 9, 2014 12:28 pm
Both these Brit bums got whooped in the Olympics, y’all.Posted July 9, 2014 12:21 pm
crystal ball. which part of Africa are you from.Posted July 9, 2014 10:42 am
Ass God – Yep, been there and got that. That is why I can speak intelligently on the subject. Great Britain = stinky, little shizen hole living off past glories. Even the football team gets trounced by minor opposition. Cricket team just got spanked by Sri Lanka. Froome can’t stay upright on 2 wheels. Union gets demolished by All Blacks. League gets destroyed by Australia. But worst of all, the fighters are over hyped, molly coddled, wrapped up in cotton wool pretenders with big mouths and egos to go with it. The only exception is Carl Froch. 1 sportsman out of 80 million can cut it on the world stage. What a joke!!! Hahahaha LOL ROFL.Posted July 9, 2014 5:06 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Why hasn’t Joshua been showcased in Europe & the USA yet? Surely the experience & exposure would be invaluable at this stage of his apprenticeship! I’d also like to see him fight for an area or even the English title before too long.Posted July 9, 2014 3:29 am
IT MAY BE a tad early, but right now I feel that AJ would not only beat, but smash David Price to pieces!
I was Joshua’s biggest critic having seen him ‘lose’ twice at the London Olympics, but he has shown me the most improvement of anyone from amateur to pro in the quickest amount of time.
If this version of AJ had fought in the Olympics he would have annihilated all his competition.
I am not scared to admit I was wrong about him. Yes, he still has lots to learn, but if he continues to progress at this rate and fight regularly and take on all styles, he will surpass Price and the like by the end of this year.
Price’s style is tailor-made for AJ and his lack of any discernible jab or decent footwork plays into AJ’s strengths of a good jab, rhythm and quick combinations.
I would like to see this fight made at the end of this year.Posted July 9, 2014 3:24 am
Speaking of Parker, I’d be wary of moving him so fast. After facing Minto he will end up being criticized if his next opponent isn’t seen as a step up (and who on his record except for Minto was actually a threat?), and he needs to get rounds in against decent journeymen rather than facing badly faded ‘names’.Posted July 9, 2014 3:04 am
Joshua is a class act! Future World champ for surePosted July 9, 2014 12:36 am
Ok.. Usual path … fair enough. So what u reckon? Joshua, Olympic gold medalist, might headline his first card at what? His 20th fight? Wouldn’t pay to see him headline against any of those guys you mentioned… 18th, 19th maybe? Jeez it’s tough to be a promoter, with a “sure thing” in that part of the world…Posted July 8, 2014 8:19 pm
Or “gold” medalists even. ;Posted July 8, 2014 8:08 pm
Gumboot- ur right- I’m with you. no harm to Joshua taking a ridiculously easy path. Because that’s what we expect of our Olympic golf medalists. To do anything else would be to suggest they might be better than other professionals, which, let’s be honest, they aren’t….Posted July 8, 2014 8:06 pm
Crystal Ball is an idiot. Looking forward to seeing this guy fight in the future. So far looks pretty good.Posted July 8, 2014 8:05 pm
Good Article who cares where legg is fromPosted July 8, 2014 8:01 pm
@Crystal Ball. To suggest that Joshua is taking an easy path is ridiculous. He has only 6 professional fights. Asinine.Posted July 8, 2014 7:57 pm
I’ll edit my last as I can’t draw pictures for Tom.
Joshua is still running from real challenges. He is another in a long line of current Brit Heavyweights to take the easy path and then get found out with a “BANG” when he steps up the competition. Parker is leading the way and would give Joshua an absolute beat down, but you’ll never see it as Joshua will hide on that tiny stinky island.
Tom Cribb stop dwelling on the past. All those mentioned are retired. Next thing you’ll be mentioning is the British Empire Games taking place in Glasgow. No one cares who or what Brits invented. It doesn’t retract from the description of a “tiny stinky island”. It’s because of people like you, living in the past that has brought a previously strong nation downwards into the scummy, cowardly pathetic, non-relevant nation sitting idly on the earths crust.Posted July 8, 2014 6:49 pm
Joshua is still running from real challenges. He is another in a long line of Brits to take the easy path and then get found out with a “BANG” when he steps up the competition. Parker is leading the way and would give Joshua an absolute beat down, but you’ll never see it as Joshua will hide on that tiny stinky island.Posted July 8, 2014 5:52 pm
Budd the chud lol spot on. Batfink it was Hugo Ogogo the mad scientist. Showing our age here aren’t we. Good luck to both boxers.Posted July 8, 2014 5:04 pm
bud the chud
@T22 – Would you be going down the BATFINK path? lolPosted July 8, 2014 4:30 pm
Joshua probably makes good paydays fighting in England but would suggest he come stateside for a few bouts. Fury raised awareness about him to a US audience when he did it on NBC Sports. Eventually Joshua will want to take some big fights in Vegas so it’s worth building awareness.Posted July 8, 2014 4:01 pm
Gumboot- agreed. no bagging at all. Just different level of intensity. I was amused by Ogogo’s comment justifying his low level competition relative to the other Olympians. If jo parker didn’t even make the Olympics and he can handle an intensive path, why do we have to put up with seeing these guys with training wheels?Posted July 8, 2014 3:40 pm
Joshua reminds me a lot of Frank Bruno. Not sure if thats a good thing or a bad.Posted July 8, 2014 3:29 pm
Joshua, like Parker, is a new hw with potential. Why bag him for this level of opponent in his 7th professional fight?Posted July 8, 2014 3:26 pm
The author should try a little harder to get his facts right. Matt legg is from milton Keynes England not America .Posted July 8, 2014 3:13 pm
Interesting. Comparing his group of tomato cans as better than the other Olympians’ tomato cans. Hehe. Compare yourself to Joseph Parker. He’s the same generation. Didn’t qualify for the 2012 Olympics, so stepped it up straight away. Already ranked top10 by WBO after 9 fights and in the 30s on boxrec. These guys are MILES behind…Posted July 8, 2014 3:13 pm
I wonder if Anthony Ogogo’s fathers name is Hugo. ( Full marks to anyone who knows where im going with this comment)Posted July 8, 2014 3:12 pm
Technically its four Anthony’s if you include me and the author.Posted July 8, 2014 2:04 pm
Denno – Totally agree. In fact he should be dragging fights out to get his conditioning right for times when he may have to fight the whole 12 rounds later in his career. No point in blasting Skelton out in a round. Hearn needs to learn from the mistakes made with Price.Posted July 8, 2014 11:04 am
No need for Joshua to face anyone who can beat him until he’s had at least 15 fights. Remember, the Klitschkos didn’t face decent opposition until well after their 20th fights. But he does need to get more rounds in, so anyone who can extend him without offering much in the way of offense would be ideal. Bringing in faded names like Skelton won’t help other than making it seem like he is stepping up.Posted July 8, 2014 10:12 am