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Here's a good article from respected British boxing newspaper Boxing news. http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/anthony-joshua-next-fight-5-fighters-offer-to-face-aj-on-april-9/
(01-15-2016, 07:06 PM)gothenaki Wrote: [ -> ]AJ training
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bLRY0EXW3c

Interesting program. I still think he is carrying too much for his frame. Time will tell if the requirements outside the ring to hold so much lean muscle mass will be the optimum for him inside the ring. 

I've watched workouts for explosive athletes over the years, and what he is doing is perfect for his chosen sport. My little brother is a 3 time olympic athlete in javelin (hopefully 4 time in Rio), and many of his explosive training workouts use similar techniques shown in the video. 

I just can't get over his body fat % he seems to hold when entering fights...it looks far too low for me. It must be about 6-7%...and how many heavyweights are even close to that?
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(01-15-2016, 07:16 PM)craigyid14 Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a good article from respected British boxing newspaper Boxing news.  http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/anthony-joshua-next-fight-5-fighters-offer-to-face-aj-on-april-9/

Pulev would be a big step up, and the one I'd like to see, but pretty risky at this stage?
He has beaten TT, Ustinov and Dimitrenko.

Hughie or Chambers would also be good options.
(01-15-2016, 07:37 PM)gothenaki Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-15-2016, 07:16 PM)craigyid14 Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a good article from respected British boxing newspaper Boxing news.  http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/anthony-joshua-next-fight-5-fighters-offer-to-face-aj-on-april-9/

Pulev would be a big step up, and the one I'd like to see.
Hughie or Chambers would also be good options.

I'd like to see the the Hughie Fury fight the most out of the 5 as well. Infact id like to Parker vs Hughie Fury.
(01-15-2016, 07:43 PM)craigyid14 Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-15-2016, 07:37 PM)gothenaki Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-15-2016, 07:16 PM)craigyid14 Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a good article from respected British boxing newspaper Boxing news.  http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/anthony-joshua-next-fight-5-fighters-offer-to-face-aj-on-april-9/

Pulev would be a big step up, and the one I'd like to see.
Hughie or Chambers would also be good options.

I'd like to see the the Hughie Fury fight the most out of the 5 as well. Infact id like to Parker vs Hughie Fury.

Maybe that's the big Brit fight they're lining up? 
That would be ideal
Wilder-Szpilka Final Presser Quotes

A dramatic fight week continued Thursday as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and bruising Polish contender Artur Szpilka participated in the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Here is what the participants had to say Thursday:

Deontay Wilder: “People who know me know that if I say I’m going to do something, I’m doing it. I am hungry. I am determined. I’m not playing with anybody in 2016. I don’t say things just to sound good. My actions will speak for themselves. This is a great card. Two heavyweight title fights in one night. It doesn’t get much better than that. The heavyweight division is exciting again. Having someone like me, it’s only going to get better. I take pride in what I do and what I have. I’m very honored to have the WBC belt. I even have the belt tattooed on my body. It’s not going anywhere. But there are more belts that I want. It’s going to be a long journey and a tough path to fulfill. But I’m that man. When people say the heavyweight champion of the world, I want one person to be recognized. I wish my opponent and all future opponents good luck, cause they’re going to need it.

Artur Szpilka: “I know you have to have a great respect for your opponent and I used to have respect for him. But after what he has said about me, I have a problem. You have to prove it in the ring. He has to do it in the ring, not outside the ring. He can say whatever he wants, but we will see it in the ring. I will fight hard and after the fight you will hear ‘The New Heavyweight Champion of the World.’ ”

Charles Martin: “I’m happy and excited. I’m looking forward to this fight on Saturday and taking what’s mine. I’m so sick of talking about what Glazkov does well, I just want to see if he can do it well against me.”

Vyacheslav Glazkov: “Everything is in place for me to become world champion. Charles is a big guy. He’s a lefty but he hasn’t fought good opponents. He’s a big strong guy, but it’s the heavyweight division. Everyone is strong. This will be a good fight. All of my past fights have helped me get ready for this one. I want all of the belts. This is the first step towards my dream.”

Lennox Lewis: “I’m looking forward to the fights Saturday. There are four great heavyweights that I’m excited to see. I’m happy that my WBC belt is looked after so well. The heavyweight division is wide open right now. Now it’s time for the guys who were standing by the wayside to show that they want to be the next undisputed champion.”

Lou DiBella: “There are two terrific fights in one night. They will be the first heavyweight title fights in Brooklyn in 115 years. We knew we were going to have Deontay Wilder taking on Artur Szpilka. We didn’t initially expect it, but now we have a title fight for a vacant belt as a co-feature. It really makes it a special night.”

Stephen Espinoza (Showtime): “I can’t think of a better way to kick off our year than with this doubleheader of heavyweight title fights. For each of these four fighters on this SHOWTIME card, Saturday night represents a lifetime of work and their dream of being heavyweight champion. I’m convinced we’re going to have two memorable fights that will add to the great history of SHOWTIME.

Brett Yormark (Barclays Center): “Wilder versus Artur Szpilka is the matchup Brooklyn has been waiting for.
Love to see AJ or JP against feather fisted Hughie! Surprised he'd take the fight on, looking at his opponents it looks as though they're just passing time until he's a bit older and stronger, he's only 20 I think
They won't put Hughie in against JP. Too big a leap. Nor AJ.