This writer has watched heavyweight title fights since 1952 when Rocky Marciano knocked out “Jersey” Joe Walcott in their rematch. I’ve seen opponents like Brian London only wanting to go the distance. Joe Parker did the same Saturday before 80,000 paying fans. “AJ” Anthony Joshua stunk out the joint for the second straight fight.
They should have held their purses up for doing nothing more than “jabbing” 90% of the time over 36 minutes of “boxing!” How could they look themselves in the mirror after that disgrace?
The fans got fooled when Floyd “Money” Mayweather claimed his 50th win beating an MMA fighter who hadn’t put on a pair of gloves since his early teens. Mayweather carried McGregor only throwing 3 punches a round for 7 rounds. Then he opened up on him and being a light puncher busted McGregor up. Then they talk about a rematch? For what reason? WBC 105 pound champion Moonsri from Thailand is 49-0 with a fight coming up in May and Mayweather will try to continuing fighting these “amateurs” to stay ahead of Chayahpon Moonsri passing him.
Joshua “challenged” WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder after the 12 round “dance” and said it should be in the UK not the US. The US has much more boxing knowledge that the European fans who even like heavyweights. Heavyweights? They don’t have to make weight for one thing and can come in weighing what they want. The get into more clinches then punches landed. Then the “paid off” ring commentators talk about “what strategy” they showed Saturday night! Are they kidding?
The referee was too small to break these two up and when they did exchange punches “once” he jumps in not once but 3 times and no one still knows why. Were they told not to “hurt” one another?
Those kind of “rip off bouts” like Joshua and Parker put on are bad for boxing and cheating the fans who pay enough for these so-called champions to make millions. They should have returned half the people’s money on the way out of the building Saturday night.
The following is a direct quote on Facebook by IBHOF promoter J Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing.
Boxing is the hardest sport out there and I always show my respect for every man who ever strapped on the cup. Having said that, today’s exhibition between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker was a sad excuse for a world heavyweight championship fight. The fight was awful, the referee was terrible and the judges were worse. How could they only give Parker only two, two and one round is hard to believe. What punches did Joshua land over 12 rounds that made him so dominant? I must have missed them.
I won’t waste my time by saying that if either of these jokers fought a prime Sonny Liston or a prime Mike Tyson in a title fight, their white trunks would have turned to brown early in the fight. Terrible Tim Witherspoon would have nailed these imposters with that big overhand right.
Boxing today is too much sizzle, not enough steak. Every new champ is the greatest ever, Lomo is the greatest amateur ever, a title once bestowed on Rigo. What happened to Teofilio Stevenson? Floyd Mayweather would have beaten “Sugar” Ray Robinson. Without a doubt! Wilder says he would have beaten Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. Sure!
What are people smoking?
And every time boxing gets a big fight, it stubs its toes. Today was an embarrassment. GGG vs Canelo is going bye-bye due to bad Mexican meat. Yeah, okay!
I will say this: There will be more heavyweight action in one round by Bryant Bye-Bye Jennings vs Joey Dawejko on April 28th than the 12 rounds today from Wales. Bet on it!