How overrated is Anthony Joshua?

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  1. The Chosen Banned Banned

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    His hype machine was just destroyed forever imo, he got lucky to fight an aged Klitschko, and now Usyk avenged his countryman
     
  2. Vampire life Brown Belt

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    Dude… it’s true
     
  3. MMAJunkie You cant keep a good man down

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    He has more top 10 wins in boxing today. If he is overrated then so are his opponents....

    Maybe Usyk is that good.
    He did unify the belts at cruiserweight and now has the opportunity to do it at HW...
     
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  4. koquerelle Gold Belt

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    He's an enigma to me, but I still think he's a solid fighter.
     
  5. Char Jawz InvisiBelt

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    At least Usyk seems the most likely guy who would want to unify the HW belts instead of these guys all running from each other.
     
  6. Mr2urbo Black Belt

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    His fights are exciting, (except for the Ruiz rematch)

    And it’s also convenient that you come out with a thread saying AJ overrated after he loses when the majority picked him to beat Usyk.
     
  7. TheGrouch Shoulda died already

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    Naw, just rich af now.
     
  8. Roids Brown Belt

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    Just watched the high lights. All he did was throw out a tentative jab and occasional right hand. I never saw a combination that extended beyond that in the highlights. Overall very robotic and limited in terms of skills. Even someone like Wlad who was robotic was more dynamic and skilled in terms of his boxing ability, with more aggression and variety.

    As for Usyk, he didn't look that impressive either, other than being a good solid boxer with good work rate, which apparently is all it takes these days to be considered amazing? Physically average, speed and power, his strength is his movement. Not a patch on previous HW champions, and I doubt he lasts long. This generation is awful. If Lewis is a 10, then uske is a 7 at best. On par with the avg solid 90s top contender.
     
  9. DizzyYeahYeah Red Belt

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    He's not hyped, he's legit. Usyk is a really good boxer and AJ had a terrible game plan.

    Fury (after beating Wlad) and Wilder fight bums and I hope Wilder KO's Fury.
     
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  10. Young Calf Kick Purple Belt

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    I’ve been saying he’s overrated since before the first Ruiz fight.

    What does he do well except for having good power, a 1-2 and looking good?

    both Fury and Wilder would piece him up imo.
     
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    vitali would've whooped his ass
     
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  12. Olenac12 Orange Belt

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    Solid puncher but is clearly overrated.

    No jab, no footwork, weak chin and low IQ which is a given.

    Wilder fits all those categories as well just minus the chin.
     
  13. ssx Brown Belt

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    He is what he is... big, athletic and strong. Not a natural fighter and still learning on the job. I still think he’s the 3rd or 4th best HW. No reason he can’t continue to improve his craft and have a solid career.
     
  14. textwarrior Brown Belt

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    Boxing sort of died with me once Lewis became champ and the Klitschko's came in. I have friends who still watch's it but I just can't seem to get into like I use to. Tyson, others, and my friend included thinks they are just getting better over time? I don't see it. I can't really watch it now. The time I do have I rather spend it on MMA.
     
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  15. Old Cat Gold Belt

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    Half of you should listen to words of Nancy Reagan, “ just say no.” Or in modern parlance, lay of that stuff son, it’s frying your mind.
     
  16. fatalis Hang yourself with a belt

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    AJ is better than most other heavyweights of this era. I think his problem is mentality. Ruiz and Usyk both disarmed AJ with Ruiz looking and acting very unassuming while Usyk was very respectful and made it about the “sporting aspect” rather than a fight. I think AJ performs best when he is excited and is feeling the emotion of the fight or when his opponent has gotten under his skin and he wants to prove a point. The Charles Martin fight was his best performance as he was excited to become world champion, against Whyte, Wlad, Povetkin and Pulev he performed well as he was excited and had a point to prove. I think he needs to change trainers and work with someone that can draw that aggression out of him.

    On the flip side of that it has to be said AJ is definitely chinny. He has been hurt by all of his quality opponents (Wlad/Whyte/Povetkin/Ruiz/Usyk) and I honestly believe both Fury and Wilder could get the win. I don’t see AJ winning the rematch with Usyk either so I’m really questioning where he goes from here.
     
  17. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    there are so few good big men, hype is inevitable at the top level. people want to believe no matter how much these guys dissapoint.
     
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  18. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    that's why i have a hard time getting into the flavor of the month, I know that they don't have staying power but the naive fans think they are the next Ali. Then they get mad and take it out on us when their boy loses.
     
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  19. KAZSoliloquy Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    he has the best resumé in the division by a mile.
     
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  20. Hypetrainhipsta Blue Belt

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    I don't think the rest of the world really hyped him that much after his loss to Ruiz jr.
    In the Uk yes, they were selling him as the best thing since sliced bread.
     

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