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Anthony Joshua’s choice words for Lennox Lewis, calls him “a clown”

By. BrotherJR

August 15, 2019

If there was any doubt there is some animosity between Anthony Joshua and Lennox Lewis, Joshua let it be known from his point of view he is no fan of one Lennox Lewis. During a Sky Sports special called “AJ: The Unknown Truth, Joshua didn’t mince words calling the former Heavyweight legend Lewis “as clown” and says he has no respect for him.

What’s the source of Joshua’s inflammatory comments about Lewis? It all stems from Lewis take on Joshua’s upset loss to Andy Ruiz. Puzzled by Joshua’s performance, the former Heavyweight king took to social media to express his displeasure tweeting “I can’t look at that fight and agree that AJ was fully prepared”. Lewis went on to criticize Joshua’s trainer Robert McCracken as well.

During the Sky Sports special which is set to premiere on Sky Sports On-Demand today in the UK and on Sky Sports Main Event on August 17th, Joshua let loose with how he really feels about Lewis.

“Me and Lennox are not the same. My legacy is to sit back and enjoy the younger generation coming up, and not to be involved. Just to appreciate what it takes to get there. Lennox isn’t like that. Me and Lennox are cut from a different cloth.”

Furthermore, Joshua took a not so subtle shot at the legacy of Lennox Lewis. When asked about whether Lewis left an impressive legacy on the sport, Joshua fired back “So? So am I.” To say Anthony Joshua has an axe to grind with Lennox Lewis is an understatement.

Moving forward Joshua his sole motivation is the rematch with Andy Ruiz which will take place Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia. Asked about an eventual showdown with Wilder, Anthony Joshua said that’s not his focus at this time. In fact, Joshua suggested the pursuit to fight Wilder and become undisputed Heavyweight was a distraction during the lead up to the fight against Ruiz.

As Joshua explains, “I became heavyweight champion, I unified the division twice, and now my goal is to become two-time heavyweight champion of the world. Once I achieve that, I can look at becoming undisputed champion. “That undisputed stuff? It was right in front of me but it was one of the biggest curses lingering over my head when I was champion.”

In reaction to Joshua’s brutally honest criticism, Lewis went again to social media to give his response. “Wow! He’s right! We ARE cut from a different cloth. Undisputed wasn’t something I “worried” about. It was something I went after until it was accomplished!” Lewis went on to say he’s disappointed by Joshua’s comments and believes “this jealousy narrative” is made up and a product of his reaction to Joshua’s June 1 loss Ruiz.

The “AJ: The Untold Truth” is Anthony Joshua holding nothing back. With the rematch against Ruiz looming, it will be interesting how the boxing public will react to Joshua being so unreserved, so raw and so opinionated. This special will leave fight talking for sure.

August 15, 2019 Posted by | Analysis, News | , , , | Leave a comment

Dmitry Bivol defeats Joe Smith, Jr. by unanimous decision

By. BrotherJR

March 9, 2019

Tonight in Verona, NY WBA Lt. Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol had to survive a couple of scary moments, but in the end had more than enough to successfully defend the WBA Lt. Heavyweight title for the fourth time with a unanimous decision win over Joe Smith, Jr. (118-110, 119-109, 119-109).

During the first three rounds Bivol (16-0, 11 KO’s) did a terrific job of boxing. Bivol used his advantages in hand and foot speed to land jabs and hard punches while staying defensively responsible against the hard punching Smith (24-3, 20 KO’s). The disparity in skill, talent, and boxing intelligence was obvious to see. Bivol boxes like he’s playing chess while Smith boxes like he’s playing checkers.

In the fourth, Smith seemed to stun Bivol with a right hand high on the head, but could not take further advantage as Bivol boxed smartly for the rest of the round.

During the middle rounds, Bivol continued his dominance outboxing Smith with ease. In rounds seven and eight, the champion stunned the challenger with solid left hooks.

The frustration was visible from Smith in the 9th as early in the round he hip-tossed Bivol to the ground. Bivol showed his professionalism by not getting angry; he instead got up and continued to box Smith and once again caught Smith with another solid left hook to the chin. However at the end of the tenth round Smith hurt Bivol with a right hand that had the champion shook and wobbly walking back to the corner.

Invigorated in the 11th, Joe Smith Jr. fought with renewed vigor landing right hands and pressing the action to win the round as Bivol seemed to be still affected from being stunned at the end of the previous round.

During the final round Dmitry Bivol rose to the occasion and closed the show like a true champ. Re-establishing control with the jab and creating distance, Bivol also showed late-fight power hurting Smith with right hands. Smith was in serious trouble along the ropes at the end of the final round.

After the fight Bivol admitted that the fight was a bit tougher than the scores acknowledged the punching power of Smith. Asked who he would like to fight next, Bivol stated that he wanted a memorable, significant fight and said he would welcome a fight against anyone at Lt. Heavyweight or Super Middleweight. Even in defeat, Joe Smith, Jr fought well enough to stay a viable name in the Lt. Heavyweight division.

March 10, 2019 Posted by | Analysis, Recap | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #231 – #WilderFury Recap/HBO’s Final Boxing Broadcast

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #231 – #WilderFury Recap/HBO’s Final Boxing Broadcast

Boxing Recap

  • Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
  • Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn
  • Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Boxing News

  • There’s a bidding war between DAZN and Top Rank for Gennady Golovkin; where will he land

Boxing Preview

  • Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza
  • Isaac Dogboe vs. Emanuel Navarrette
  • Kell Brook vs. Michael Zerafa
  • Cecilia Braekhus vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes
  • Claressa Shields vs. Fenke Hermans
  • Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Victor Mendez

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Can’t Beat That Feeling” by. ALBM Production

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, Blog, Podcast | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #227 – Brant upsets Murata, Andrade and Farmer shines

 

By. BrotherJR

October 24, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant
  • Demetruis Andrade vs. Walter Kautondokwa
  • Tevin Farmer vs. James Tennyson
  • Katie Taylor vs. Cindy Serrano
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Moloney

 

Boxing Preview

  • Sergiy Derevanchenko vs. Daniel Jacobs
  • Alberto Machado vs. Yuandale Evans
  • Heather Hardy vs. Shelly Vencent
  • Regis Prograis vs. Terry Flanagan
  • Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Can’t Beat That Feeling” by. ALBM Production

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October 24, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, Podcast | , | Leave a comment