yes! wlad-pulev 2014!Posted July 4, 2014 4:47 pm
Wlad-Pulev 2014, lol!!Posted July 4, 2014 10:55 am
Joshua the gifted bum..Posted July 4, 2014 7:30 am
It is no win for Browne to fight Joshua at this point. If Browne loses at this point, he throws his marbles in the air. Browne is probably looking at USA and a belt.
The loser of the fury-chisora should play gate keeper. I am going with Chisora, but the odds are for fury to win. If Chisora loses, Joshua may be his next move to climb back up the hill. Joshua got Skelton in front of him. Chisora got Fury.Posted July 4, 2014 5:42 am
joshua vs lucas browne mick the marmite would go to sidney for that one.Posted July 3, 2014 8:12 pm
Joshua has huge potential and I like how active he is being in 2014. I think a fight between he and Lucas Browne would be a big event in the United Kingdom. Perhaps also the loser of Tyson Fury Deric Chisora could be in line for a fight against Joshua later in the year. The Olympic class of 2012 is looking very scary dare I say 1984 good!Posted July 3, 2014 5:59 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
Why’s annonimouse not got the ball’s to open up who it really is?Posted July 3, 2014 2:38 pm
He’s a steroid m0nkey and a bumPosted July 3, 2014 2:28 pm
who”S next hughie fury. LOL.Posted July 3, 2014 1:52 pm
after this why not stick him in with that other big noddy price.Posted July 3, 2014 1:50 pm
I like this match up, it will be a good test for the young Joshua against a tough experienced journey man.Posted July 3, 2014 7:37 am
Mick the Marmalizer
I’m surprised Joshua hasn’t fought abroad yet. The experience & exposure would serve him well for the future. I’m looking forward to see him in with the likes of Hughie Fury & Joseph Parker in the coming years.Posted July 3, 2014 6:26 am
Bill Patrice Jones
Matt Skelton’s whole thing was hassle bully beat back and frustrate opponents. There was a time I considered him so outrageously dirty and underhanded that I wanted him banned from the ring. Still, though I hate his style, as David Haye says he’s never to be under estimated. He’s tough, and in his hey day had a great engine. The problem is this isn’t his heyday anymore. The Skelton who was active enough to make sure that Danny Williams and Michael Sprott couldn’t get off for 12 rounds, and took Ruslan Chagaev the distance, is not the Skelton that Joshua will fight. A Joshua big KO is the only impressive outcome from his perspective. He’ll win, but if he looks uncomfortable winning a decision with Skelton’s bustling style it’s a let downPosted July 3, 2014 1:25 am
Nice to see they’re gradually raising Joshua’s comp just 6 fights into his career. Note the stark contrast to Wilder’s post-Olympic career where his 7th opponent was a drunken bum they dragged in from skid row and he still almost leveled Wilder with a haymaker.Posted July 3, 2014 12:00 am
By the way, whatever happened to Cammarelle turning pro?Posted July 2, 2014 7:27 pm
senior. is that you billy no balls.Posted July 2, 2014 3:00 pm
joshua could go all the way and be another bruno.Posted July 2, 2014 2:58 pm
I SMELL A TROLL!!YOU STINK LIKE A POLECAT AnonymousPosted July 2, 2014 2:57 pm
Tough fight to pick but i’m going with youth on this one. Joshua by dull decision.Posted July 2, 2014 2:42 pm
and playing the violin.Posted July 2, 2014 2:33 pm
Matchroom have no faith in Joshua at all. When Skelton fought Price he was not training seriously. He was seen at the local Italian restaurant preparing for the fight!Posted July 2, 2014 11:03 am
Has Joshua got the Olympic judges for this one, lol?Posted July 2, 2014 10:17 am
Good step up. Skelton is old but a hard as nails veteran who will test most heavies out therePosted July 2, 2014 9:29 am
Nice little step up for Joshua. We all know he will destry Skelton but its baby steps at this stage in his career and rightfully so. Yet these steps mean nothing unless the fights are approached in the right way and the right fight is fought. Big lessons should be learned from the mistakes they made with David Price. A fighter of the class of Joshua and with his pedigree should be able to blast Skelton out in a round. So this fight is not there as a competative match up rather a stepping stone learning fight before he moves onto bigger and better things. So what will he learn from blasting Skelton out in a round? Very little. This fight should be approached like an exhibition match with Joshua looking to put his skills of exhibition to the crowd. It is an 8 round fight and I would be isntructing Joshua to play with him for at least five rounds. I would want at least 5 rounds under his belt adn would be instructing him NOT to go for any kind of KO until the 6th onwards. At this stage in his career Joshua needs competetive rounds under his belt. As his career progresses fighter of a much higher standard are going to be putting it on him than Skelton. I would want Josshua to box for 6 rounds then be in the position where he has to find the KO in the last two rounds when he has started to tire. This will be good preporation for the future of his career. In future fights he will be fighting against a better level of opposition where he can not take such risks. But now he wants to get some good experience in fighting rounds. David Price fought 11 rounds in 7 fights leading up to the Thompson fight. Well Thompson lasted 11 rounds with Vlad K! Price’s team were suprised when he gassed out but he hadnt had the rounds and didnt have the conditioning. This fight with Skelton should be a great opportunity for him to imprve his conditioning.Posted July 2, 2014 9:07 am
LUCAS DADDY BROWNE. OH NO.Posted July 2, 2014 8:56 am
Skelton by clear decision as he has the SKILLS to pick this young prospect apart.Posted July 2, 2014 7:43 am
Matt Sketon is nearly 48 Years old
He (wink wink) might be there for the takingPosted July 2, 2014 7:02 am
Crstal Ball now let me get this right… you are knocking Anthony Joshua a 24 yearold, six fight novice who is still finding him feet in the pro game for not fighting Lucas Browne who a 35 year old who has had 14 fighst move?? and then you have the front to say hes running scared…. another tool for down under… thats ou by the way!!Posted July 2, 2014 4:41 am
I like AJ and while I understand that novice pro’s need to be brought along at a steady pace but I look forward to the next stage of AJ’s career cos fighting the likes of Skelton leaves me cold!!Posted July 2, 2014 4:03 am
Skelton is almost 50 years old……………………
I saw Camerelle beat the crap out of Joshua in the Olympics, yet they gave the decision to the Joshua in his home turf.Posted July 2, 2014 2:09 am
No surprises there PEEJ. He is the right colour for your nut hugging support.Posted July 2, 2014 12:35 am
I like this guy. Not big on heavies but I look forward to watching this guy fight.Posted July 1, 2014 8:14 pm
Another Brit running scared of Browne. Towers was the only ‘named Brit’ with the sack to get in the ring with him and it took him 3 goes to finally pluck up the courage. Joshua is fresh meat just waiting to hit the canvas when he runs into Big Daddy in Browne Town.Posted July 1, 2014 5:36 pm
i thought skelton was a postman in crawley.Posted July 1, 2014 4:33 pm
I’d better change my meds! I agreed with Anonymous. BaB, you are nearly as boring as boxtretardus. Find a new horse to ride because that one is deadPosted July 1, 2014 4:22 pm
skelton is 47 and hasn’t won in years…perfect opponent for wilder, lol!Posted July 1, 2014 3:46 pm
burst a buble
Skelton has had a věry impressive career but Joshua moves forward with a KO in the fourth. This division is all about on man though. WBA champion Ruslan ChangevPosted July 1, 2014 3:44 pm
Both bums.Posted July 1, 2014 3:23 pm
If this goes well, start on the usual suspects, Harrison, Kelvin Price, Malik Scott. Towers would be a nice step up. Big boys with suspect chins to pad the record.
He could take Pulev’s route . . . Walker, Sprott, Dimitrenko, Ustinov, Wach (maybe), Thompson to get some rounds. They are all big boys and would give him some ring time. Outside of Sprott, they are all big boys.Posted July 1, 2014 3:15 pm
Good Test and step up for young JoshuaPosted July 1, 2014 3:07 pm
Joshua KO 3Posted July 1, 2014 3:00 pm
I look forward to Joshua and Joseph Parker developing into top rated he’s over the next four to five years. Already , after 6 and 8 fights respectively, the level of their opponents is arguably better than Wilders. The development of these two will be interesting to watch.Posted July 1, 2014 1:53 pm
Joshua by stoppagePosted July 1, 2014 1:46 pm
Joshua with in 4 roundsPosted July 1, 2014 12:34 pm
Skelton will win by clear decision. His EXPERIENCE will conqure the youth of Joshua. Joshua has stepped up too much too fast. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!Posted July 1, 2014 12:12 pm
keep the hw circus rolling.Posted July 1, 2014 11:34 am
Well its better than the completely hopeless…but not by muchPosted July 1, 2014 10:34 am
so you have changed your mind from, “Skelton wins by crushing KO” to “Joshua via decision” all with-in two posts!!Posted July 1, 2014 9:56 am
That is merely one of my disciples. I am going with Joshua via decision. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!Posted July 1, 2014 9:44 am
Boxtradamus – now lets see how good you are come the 12 july.. i will be letting you know if/when you got your prodiction below…. so wrong!!Posted July 1, 2014 9:32 am
Skelton wins by crushing KO over this young INEXPERIENCED opponent. This fight ends within 3 rounds. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!Posted July 1, 2014 8:51 am
Skelton has loads of experience and an impressive resume, but he’s giving up 23 years to young Joshua. Nevertheless, this could be a good test for Joshua, particularly if the bout goes into the late rounds. Best of luck to Anthony.Posted July 1, 2014 8:45 am
Of course, this is part of the process:knocking over faded names, but Skelton should not be fighting at his age and could be hurt. Two or three years ago he might have given a few rounds, but he is coming out of virtual retirement for this.
Ironically, I expect a 47 year old Skelton to provide a far greater test to Joshua than just about any 20 something year old they would have put him with at this stage of his career.
Swedish Boxing Fan
Matt Skelton (28-8-0 KO’s 23) is 47 years old and havent been ring active for 15 months since his last fight back in Mars 15 2013 against John McDermott for the vacant Brittish heavyweight title, a fight Skelton lost by UD.
Skelton is an hard hitting fighter and the last thing they say goes away is the punchpower so he haves that in his tank but his speed and reflexes have went down in recent years.
Matt Skelton have ovewr his career been an multi title champion.
Having defeated the likes of Danny Williams, Michael Sprott x2, Kevin McBride, Paulo Vidoz, John MCDermott, Bob Mirovic, Fabio Euardo Moli, Julius Francis, Martin Rogan and more makes him to one of Europes best heavyweight fighet over the years but never given proper credit for that.
This will be tho a fight Skelton is here to be an “gate-keeper” and I belive he is done for it here.
Fighting the 24 year young, 198cm tall 2012 Olympic Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist Anthony Joshua (6-0-0 KO’s 6) is to much.
Well, it will be an interesting fight to see what they can do.Posted July 1, 2014 8:14 am