Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Scorecard by mike25


scorecard by MIKE25
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BILLY JOE SAUNDERS
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115
ARTUR AKAVOV
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113

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Champion97's picture

I gather Billy didn't shine in this fight. What did you make of his performance?

Disappointing, and I blame ring rust for it. His timing was off and everything, but he did improve in the second half of the fight. I saw he needs 1-2 more fights before he fights Golovkin or Canelo.

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It seems like a show I would like. I'm trying to find a clip from entourage to show you. I think you would like it.

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Thanks buddy.

This is unrelated to boxing, but are you a religious believer?

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Me too, do you want to my story?

Very interesting story. Did you write it, or have it written about you?

Thoughts on Parker vs Ruiz?

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Thanks man. That's me, Jonny Armstrong, the guy who gets soaked, I never been so nervous in my life, I think had I gotten my boxing licence, and actually fought, I probably wouldn't even have been as nervous before my first amateur fight as I was before I got baptised, it was just such a big thing, and one of the best decisions I ever made.

It's an exciting fight, you have Joseph Parker, the guy who's young, undefeated, rapidly improving and gaining experience, staying very active, not letting the hype which surrounds other fighters but not him get to him, and he's just impressing everyone with his ability in the ring, and it just seems to me as if he should be fighting Anthony Joshua soon. Andy Ruiz has a lot of mystery to him, he's undefeated, he's been in there with some decent fighters, but he hasn't looked extraordinary in many of fights if any, he hasn't yet made a name for himself, or put up a great performance against any fantastic fighters, but he's undefeated, and those who know anything about him warn Parker fans that he's a threat, that he's dangerous, and he's not to be written off by his portly physique, I have seen him fight, and I think he can box, but Joshua just got the impression he needed a stronger opponent to ring out more of the skilled fighter in him, and to motivate him more as an athlete, well, that's more something he needs to work on before the fight, I think he's very much a fighter who rises to the occasion, and I think the biggest reason why people shouldn't say "he's a fat guy, he's going to blow up early then get blasted out", is because although (let's be honest) he's not going to look like a star athlete in the mirror when he fights Joseph Parker, it's almost definite that he'll be in better shape than he has been in the past, if we think about it of an overweight 270 lb fighter healthy eats and trains his way down to 240, this is going to be very good for his fitness (I notice improvement in my fitness if I drop about 3 lbs), there are other reasons, but the prime point here is that Ruiz shouldn't written off because of his seemingly unimpressive fitness, I know he's taking this fight very seriously, I think he'll be better than he's ever been before, and give Parker a tough fight. I think Parker will win this fight, I think he beats him on points, wide, but it's competitive, I hope we don't hear "Not impressive from Parker, can't even knock out a fat man" afterwards.

That's great.

Yeah, I like the fight to. I'll have to see it on a tape delay so I already know who wins before I watch it. I'll still watch it because it's a good fight. I think that Joseph Parker is a very underrated fighter. He stays active and fights good names. I don't know much about Ruiz or have seen him fight, but I heard he's a solid fighter. He's a fighter that looks like he would'nt be anything great but he's good. I heard that him and Parker sparred before and hurt him, but that's it. Hopefully Parker gets credit for beating Ruiz even if it is a decision.

What do you think is next for Joshua if he gets past Molina?

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He is underrated, because he isn't a controversial character, he's not as well known as he should be, he doesn't have a lot of hype surrounding him, he's from New Zealand, which is a small, relatively quiet country I believe, and it is harder to get world fame, I assume. Absolutely, five fights in one year, and one of them was that 12 round war with Carlos Takam. Yes I read about that, Parker is very open about it, well, I suppose there's no shame in getting your jaw broken, but yes he's told the story, he couldn't eat for 3 days I believe. I love the sportsmanship between Parker and Ruiz. I think Parker is being very patient with the Anthony Joshua situation, I mean, if anyone has has won a world title this year put of the two of them, it's Parker, forget officialdom, he's been more active, and he's fought by far the best opponent, his shot at Anthony Joshua is long overdue, I'll root for him in taht fight, it's a very interesting fight, at first glance,money favours Joshua instinctively, and him winning doesn't stop being plausible with real analysis, Joshua, with a height reach and size advantage, probably the stronger of the two, not having the same flaws as many big strong 6'6 heavyweights do, with all that amateur experience, with that skill, that power, but Parker, maybe the fitter, the faster in hand and foot, the more experienced as a professional, technically, it's very difficult to say who's likely to be better.

Well he shouldn't be fighting Molina, and other makes it difficult to say, I don't know, part of my midnight wants to say, take a risk, fight Klitschko, maybe give Parker his shot, but will he be ready? probably not, why? Because he's yet again, under challenged, it looks good on apparently to smash opponents to pieces, but when fighting this level of opposition, you're not gaining any real experience, I don't want to be harsh on Anthony Joshua,nice do like him as a fighter and person, I just find his career frustrating at the moment, and I think he isn't going the right way about showcasing hsi full potential, maybe he is the kind of fighter who benefits from getting the confidence boost from dominating opponents rather than just beating them, and jumping up in class will motivate him, I hope there is an element if this in Anthony Joshua.

I believe he's underrated, I don't understand why. I don't think that him not being controversial effects his popularity. I think it's just promoters and he's not promoted in the best way. Like Anthony Joshua. He has Eddie Hearn who does a great job of building and hyping up and Joshua isn't a controversial person. I mean he's getting good fights but his name is just not out there like Joshua whos fighting lesser opposition. As much as I like Joshua, and would root for him over Parker, but Parker definitely fought better opposition and stayed active. I would say Joshua stayed pretty active this year, 2-3 fights is a good enough amount for a world champion in my opinion, but more than that doesn't hurt either.

I don't think he should be fighting Molina, but it's a step up from Breazele. I think Molina will pose some problems for Joshua. Molina has good power and it will be interesting to see how he reacts but that's it. I think that he should be challenging himself like that with better opponents, because if he loses to Molina he will lose all that hype and it might be hard to come back from.

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It's more his fame than his popularity, that's what I meant, doing some thing controversial, something outlandish, it makes you more the kind of guy everybody loves to hate, but it makes you well known, I mean, let's take Charles Hatley, when he pushed Jermall Charlo after his victory over Austin Trout, he made an idiot of himself, but hey, I wouldn't have heard of him had he just sat in the audience and applauded like all the other fans, fellow prospects, and so on. Well to be honest, in the long run, not being so well known might be a bonus, I guess he could do more to make himself more famous, and that shows that he doesn't mind being a guy who doesn't fight for fame, but to achieve in doing what eh does best, and appreciated the fans he does have, and knowing he will gain more fans, in good time, he's very popular, I mean, what percentage of the boxing fans who know anything about him don't like him?, 5%?, maybe less, plus he's young, 24 is nothing, especially for a heavyweight, he could be strong for another 10 years at least, you can never gain too much experience, he's getting a lot more experience than Anthony Joshua is right now, that shows that there are pros to the way Parker is being promoted, and cons to the way Joshua is being promoted, we've all been saying the same thing from ages now, Joshua should step up and fight someone else. Oh yes, as few as two fights a year for a world champion is active enough, but we have to remember the circumstances, most world champions should fight a tough opponent who's on their level and have a hard fight, at least once a year, what's Joshua doing this year? Fighting three guys he can win every round against with ease, and stopping them, you see what I mean? Him fighting Breazeale, Martin and Molina, and that being his whole year, is like a fighter who is fighting low level opposition in his first 10 fights, fighting three times in one year, which is okay, but it isn't the same as fighting that often against genuine world title challengers, Martin was a paper champion, let's be honest, I always said Breazeale was poor, and Molina, he's not good enough. Joseph Parker has fought two opponents who are way, way better than anyone Joshua has ever fought apart from Dillian Whyte, and they are two of five opponents, actually, no three, I think Takam, Dimitrenko and Ruiz are all far, far better than those Joshua's three 2016 opponents, funnily enough, I think Solomon Haumono and the guy Parker fought in January may even have the beating of Martin and Breazeale, that speaks volume.

It's not what I would call a step up, you could be right though, we'll just have to wait and see, if he lasts longer than 10 rounds, and wins one round, I'll go along with that, but any less, and I stand by there being a fine line between the two. I don't think Molina can give Joshua any problems at all, but again, it's fine to disagree, if anything it just makes it more interesting, I can see your point buddy, Molina has gone 9 rounds with Deontay Wilder, beaten Adamek, it just doesn't convince me. No more intersing than previous fights in my opinion, Breazeale had a fair amount of power, boy does Whyte, I'm confident Whyte is a bigger puncher, but more importantly, has better knowledge of how to use his power, I think he's going to comforted with less than he's been confronted with in the past, I think the way he reacts will be predictable, he should have fourth David Price, he would have been the perfect opponent, and if Joshua and Hearn felt he was too much of a risk, then that's their fault for fighting Breazeale instead of a better opponent. That's a good point, if he loses to Molina, then there will have to be a factor, a big one, we know who the better fighter is.

Here's more evidence of the hayefaker's weird obsession with Anthony Joshua

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.boxing...

As Joshua recently said, the Bermondsey bitch is irrelevant, the fight against Bellew, he has that fight to focus on, and Joshua has Molina, to focus on, and more importantly, Klitschko and Parker fights to prepare for.