Only one wrong prediction Boxtra?? Then what happened to these?
David Price looks awfull
Thank YouPosted August 21, 2014 6:07 am
david price looked awful in his last fight.Posted August 21, 2014 1:23 am
Anyone see the sparring video that was supposedly going live today? Curious to see it. Presumably Wlad is only going at 70-80% but it’s still of interest.Posted August 20, 2014 7:44 pm
Funny thing—SREDMOND actually liked the Klitschko’s until he was told they are white. It all went downhill from there.Posted August 20, 2014 6:51 pm
Sredmond, you’re the biggest fukking idiot in the world by far. So you have a monopoly on that turd sniffer.Posted August 20, 2014 6:32 pm
That was fake Tark again
what a bunch of moronsPosted August 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Shut up Redmond. You know nothing you tree ornamentPosted August 20, 2014 4:27 pm
“Fight aficionado , Gerald Washington looks good on paper and will keep an eye on him,also there is one good talented haveyweight tall that hits hard his name is arnold gjergjaj he is from swizerland and is undefeated…” – Thanks Adrian, I’ll look him up. Always interested in finding new heavyweight prospects.Posted August 20, 2014 4:14 pm
Tark they saw that AFTER he got his career together, after Brewster put him on the floor his OWN Brother told him to retire and go break rocks in Ukraine….Price is the type of prospect that you overhype everyday why are you giving others grief for being fools?? You cannot have a monopoly on being an idiot…Posted August 20, 2014 4:09 pm
BPJ, “Price looked superb” … He never look superb. He looked big.
Price looked as alert as a 40-year-old foundry worker who just came off a double shift. Even in interviews he seems tired.
A lot of people forget that Wladimir was KO’d 3 times and written off… But others saw the burning dedication, drive, and desire that move you to the next level.Posted August 20, 2014 3:49 pm
Bears you need to take your OWN advice overhyping EVERYONE who makes your fuzzy pecker hard you GOOF
B E A R S
what exactly joshua would do in a fight against namers is pure specualtion. some people let their liking for the guy talk and describe him as better than he has demonstrated on tape and against under par opponentsPosted August 20, 2014 3:44 pm
BPJ, “Joshua will likely fold when he faces someone like Chris Arreola.” WTF ??
PURE IGNORANCE!!! Chris is a punching bag. AJ already has more skill and discipline than Arreola ever displayed in his life.
Wladimir Klitschko isn’t putting any calls through to Arreola because he wants Chris for sparring. CA would get HAMMERED!!!Posted August 20, 2014 3:31 pm
could be another Audrey harrision.Posted August 20, 2014 2:43 pm
B E A R S
what exactly joshua would do in a fight against namers is pure specualtion. some people let their liking for the guy talk and describe him as better than he has demonstrated on tape and against under par opponentsPosted August 20, 2014 12:54 pm
This ofcourse is great sparring for Joshua and should profit alot from this.Anyone know how Hugie Fury is doing? Heard something about him being sick needing some type of treatment…hope he gets better soon and gets back into the ring,another very young and very talented kid.Joshua and Hugie Fury could do big things for hvwt. boxing in the U.K. There was a couple of more U.K. young hvwts. coming along aswell and what about that kid from Scotland…Cornish,another hvwt. but from what I seen he seems decent but kinda limited…Posted August 20, 2014 8:00 am
Bill Patrice Jones
@The Marquis. He wasn’t chinny in the amateurs. But go back and watch his olympic matches, especially the final match, and watch him in the ABAs. He looks uncomfortable when much smaller European fighters put him under pressure. I think the handsome, charismatic, supreme specimen heavily hyped Joshua will likely fold when he faces someone like Chris Arreola.Posted August 20, 2014 7:54 am
David Price was chinny in the amateurs!Posted August 20, 2014 6:49 am
Bill Patrice Jones
We know nothing about Joshua until he fights someone who hits him back and hits him hard. Heavyweights are invariably unknown quantities until they show they have a good chin or the grit and toughness to get off the canvas, or come from behind, to win. David Price was the same. He looked superb, albeit not quite athletic enough, until he fought a seasoned veteran with decent pop, good size, and a reliable chin. As soon as someone punched back at Price he folded. I wasn’t at all impressed by Joshua as an amateur. I thought he looked poor when he won the Gold in London. Maybe he was nervous? But I wasn’t impressed. Being a Gold medallist in the super heavyweight division is no longer a barometer for pro success. Solis? Superb dominant amateur who went on to waste all his talent. Povetkin? Excellent professional who wasn’t big enough to beat a Klitschko. Harrison? Don’t go there. I like Joshua but he needs to fight a puncher who’s fresh enough to land one or two before you know he’s the real thing. I want to see him fight PricePosted August 20, 2014 6:29 am
Anthony Joshua is a beast..way ahead of most heavy weights and he has only had 7 fights!
Joshua is the best HW in the Uk right now, he will gain invaluable experience with Wlad.Joshua would KO Fury and Chisora today if those fights could be made.Posted August 20, 2014 5:20 am
based on brownes last fight chagaev will take him. Browne needs to come in alot fitter.Posted August 20, 2014 3:17 am
And I don’t like the idea of fighting a bunch of cans until you build a 25-0 record, and than go for a title shot.
It works better if you fight competitive fights that you’re motivated to train your ass off for. You’ll go more rounds and learn a lot more.
I don’t mean overmatch yourself… although that’s what they’re doing to these poor opponents… They’re setting up muggings — not fights.Posted August 20, 2014 2:46 am
Browne also fights a bunch of schlumpy tomato cans as he waits for a “title” fight with Chagaev.. Parker could give him more competition than a lot of these opponents.
Now, Joshua would be a damned risky fight for Parker.
I would love to see it… but would Parker?Posted August 20, 2014 2:40 am
TARK.. Where is the benefit for Browne to fight Parker?? Browne has bigger fish to catch that Parker, Browne should keep his eyes on fighters ranked higher than him or bring a name to the ring. A fight against Joshua would make more sense.Posted August 20, 2014 2:24 am
I would love to see Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker. That would be a dream matchup.
Parker is undefeated in 10 fights. He has already tried to land a fight with unbeaten contender Lucas Browne. Very unsuccessfully. Browne won’t fight him.
I wonder what Parker would say if he heard Anthony Joshua wants to fight him.Posted August 20, 2014 2:02 am
Fight aficionado , Gerald Washington looks good on paper and will keep an eye on him,also there is one good talented haveyweight tall that hits hard his name is arnold gjergjaj he is from swizerland and is undefeated , he can improv much more with a good trainer I hope they don’t ruin him because he could go far with his talent if trained and managed the right way .Posted August 20, 2014 1:56 am
I think Joshua has a lot of potential and this sparring ought to help him progress in leaps and bounds.
I am the real Tark. The others are false Tark and false false Tark. There is only one Tark. The others just aspire to be as terrific tossers as me.Posted August 20, 2014 12:54 am
Winner faces wilderPosted August 19, 2014 11:43 pm
Lefthook.., Obviously that was FAKE TARK, not mePosted August 19, 2014 11:34 pm
It is me, the great Last Emperor. Indeed I am sparring Wlad. When I take too many jabs to the face , he’l clinch and I shall toss him, mount him and rip his arm clean off. I said it here first. Watch this space.Posted August 19, 2014 11:12 pm
Anthony Joshua after his 7 th fight as fought beter opposition then DEontay Wilder Matt Skeliton, Malik SCOTPosted August 19, 2014 10:57 pm
watching wlad and joshua spar would be alot more interesting than watching wilder vs a taxi driver.Posted August 19, 2014 10:42 pm
learning from the best, smart very smart.Posted August 19, 2014 10:35 pm
Fight Aficionado– My slip–look for that on fightnews.com—–was told it would be put on.Posted August 19, 2014 9:05 pm
Vlad the Impaler
I read that Malik Scott, and Kevin Johnson are in his training camp as well. He is really getting ready for this fight!Posted August 19, 2014 8:41 pm
Good for Joshua to get some world class sparing, he definately has the tools to be a future champ, but I am a little concerned he will have stamina issues, once he starts fighting a higher level of opponent.Posted August 19, 2014 8:37 pm
“A two minute video should be posted by tomorrow evening. Three guys working today– Johnson, Joshua, and Scott. Champ very sharp- straight right scary.” – Packy, you mean a sparring video posted here at ESB? That’ll be interesting to see.Posted August 19, 2014 8:11 pm
I also heard your an idiot and full of it! Wlad requested Joshua!Posted August 19, 2014 8:04 pm
Joshua looks like his shorts are to tight. If I were coaching him I would buy him some tailored cotton briefs.Posted August 19, 2014 7:49 pm
Swedish Boxing Fan
I agree here. This is a great opportunity for the promising heavyweight talent Anthony Joshua (7-0-0 KO’s 7) to get good experience from sparring with the world’s best heavyweight, the undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
For Wladimir it is very good as well as he then can not only have an young, tall, strong and fast sparring partner but also he gets a closer look of what 24 year young Joshua haves to offer him in the ring. It is not unlikely that Joshua maybe one days ends up to fight Wladimir in a title fight.
I must say that I’m impressed with the 2012 Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua’s talent and progress so far. He is a world title champion material I believe but it could be to early to say that now but as long as he fights regularly and against good opponents, I’m sure he can be the next champ.
So far his best fight/victory is against 47 year old Matt Skelton by 2nd round TKO and scheduled to fight Michael Sprott in October 11th later this year.
I hope he will fight some good opponents next year!Posted August 19, 2014 7:32 pm
A two minute video should be posted by tomorrow evening. Three guys working today– Johnson, Joshua, and Scott. Champ very sharp- straight right scary.Posted August 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Joshua would beat Ali right now. Too big, strong, fast, and super humanly powerful. In time he’ll beat Deontay. I’ve never seen anybody as big as Anthony with his agility and athletic ability.Posted August 19, 2014 7:11 pm
Joshua if he does make will be slated because he is not American, or for some is not the right colour or he isn’t this or the next incarnation of Ali etc and so on. FFS he is a 7 fight novice and olympic champ. He looks to have more to him than Fraudley Harrison did and is stepping up nicely. So perspective would be in order here people.Posted August 19, 2014 5:01 pm
I heard from a guy in the know that Wlad was literally dead for 3 mins after 30 seconds of sparring with Joshua.
Seems legit.Posted August 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Seems two of my comments weren’t posted but here goes back to boxing Joshua looks like he has the tools and skill to be a player in the division.
Has for the children arguing about his colour so fecking what you numbties. He bleeds the same Wlad so that makes him human not another creature. Time to come out of the 19th century and realise it is boxing not who is the master race. Idjits.Posted August 19, 2014 4:53 pm
TestPosted August 19, 2014 4:51 pm
burst a buble
when ruslan defends his world title against, if as expected, adameck or arreola I hope the winner has the nuts to také on ruslan who is the best in the world right now.Posted August 19, 2014 4:49 pm
@belly, who’s looking for a black hope? Your dumb.Posted August 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Right you’re in love with Lomachenko, Golovkin, Kovalev, and the Klitschkos. Everyone can tell that by 95% of your posts.Posted August 19, 2014 4:34 pm
I like the eastern domination of boxers. They are good looking, oops! I meant, good boxers!Posted August 19, 2014 4:29 pm
Joshua another great black hope who will lose to a Russian or ukranianPosted August 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Wlad dropped twice eh? Way to start the rumor mill.Posted August 19, 2014 3:36 pm
Id rather see this sparring than the actual fight. Wlad dropped twice on day one.Posted August 19, 2014 3:30 pm
your blow up doll even laughs at your lil peker,Posted August 19, 2014 3:25 pm
get a life Anonymous,aint every boxers fault you bullied at school coz your pecker was so lilPosted August 19, 2014 3:20 pm
Please see Thompson Price 1.. then Thompson Price 2.Posted August 19, 2014 3:19 pm
Joshua is 6ft6 and strong, good hard jab and power in his right. Like the look of him. Pulev is as more seasoned at the moment but Joshua in 10 fights if he keeps developing will be a very different beast.
I think does who compare Joshua with Wilder in skills and power miss a few vital points. Joshua is more skilled, more disciplined how he fights and looks more solid. Wilder possibly has the power on his side but looks wild. If i were to pick in 10 fights Joshua wins for me.Posted August 19, 2014 3:18 pm
What ever happend to David price.Posted August 19, 2014 3:16 pm
“has anyone checked out Gerald Washington? Wondering if he’s got upside talent.”
he’s got upside and a room brightening smile.Posted August 19, 2014 3:08 pm
Good for Joshua! Go Pulev!Posted August 19, 2014 3:05 pm
Shut up Idiot Ernie… Piss off and do what you’re good at…suck some doorknobs. Your posts, your stupid suckface, and your life are equally useless.Posted August 19, 2014 3:05 pm
could one day be another Frank Bruno.Posted August 19, 2014 2:52 pm
Shut up Idiot Ernie… Piss off and do what you’re good at…suck some doorknobs. Your posts, your stupid suckface, and your life are equally useless.
Joshua is one of the most talented young heavyweights in the world… and he’s being managed and matched at a much more progressive pace than 2008 Olympian Deontay Wilder was. They’re certain to clash in 2 or 3 years.Posted August 19, 2014 2:33 pm
This pundit says.., “This is great for Joshua because he gets to improve his game while at the same time seeing how far apart he is with Wladimir in terms of talent.”
Talent??? How about in terms fo skill?
Anyone who wins a Gold Medal at Super Heavyweight these days is already super talented. After that, it’s a matter of development and seeing where his skills are at versus Klitschko… because he’s probably not going to be fighting Klitschko in 5 years. He’ll be competing with Wilder, Jennings, Fury and the next generation of heavyweights.Posted August 19, 2014 2:06 pm
stop agreeing with yourself under cartoon names Anonymous you sad lil peckerd prik!Posted August 19, 2014 1:55 pm
lenin, spoken like a true boxing fan. completely agree with you, will do the youngster no harm at all and help him noend.Posted August 19, 2014 1:53 pm
ESB has clearly a big need for writers. I could have wrote this except those insane conclusions how fast and good Joshua is compared to Kubrat.
IMO. Pulev has clearly better over all speed, skills and stamina than Joshua. I think Wlad has to be his best and serious to avoid punishment. Pulev is the best opponent he has faced for a long time. (Saunders > Pulev >Haye)Posted August 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Wilder the futurePosted August 19, 2014 1:29 pm
Mike its angled towards wlad in one pic and joshua has a wide stance in the other. I think wlad has 1/2 inch or so on himPosted August 19, 2014 1:26 pm
Dropped him twice ;-)Posted August 19, 2014 1:25 pm
Speaking of heavyweight prospects, has anyone checked out Gerald Washington? He’s 13-0, 10 KOs. I notice he’s with Al Haymen but his comp isn’t as awful as expected. Beat Travis Walker and Sherman Williams and is a legit big man at 6-5. He fights Friday on a local card here in the SF Bay. Wondering if he’s got upside talent.Posted August 19, 2014 1:24 pm
Good move by Joshua’s team. This way he can learn from the best and this will help him a lot in his future career.Posted August 19, 2014 1:09 pm
Looking at the pictures of Joshua and Klitschko, one or both of them are definitely lying about their size. Klitschko is at least an inch taller and his armlength looks at least as long as Joshua’s. Klitschko must lie about his height and reach so that his opponent’s don’t know what to expect until they get in the ring with him.Posted August 19, 2014 1:07 pm
yeah got to agree, great opportunity for JoshuaPosted August 19, 2014 12:53 pm
you get me
Great opportunity for Joshua making all the right moves shame there won’t be any footage just gym whispers – anyone think an element of scouting for Wlad it’s obvious Joshua could quickly get a shotPosted August 19, 2014 12:33 pm
If Pulev and Joshua fight today, Joshua is gonna get badly KO. Give the kid a few more years and then compare him with the big guys.Posted August 19, 2014 12:32 pm
who give”s a fu#k.Posted August 19, 2014 12:29 pm
Id pay more money to watch them two spar than any actual Vlad fight since he fought Haye!Posted August 19, 2014 12:17 pm