Klitschko/Joshua a done deal for April 29, Wembley Stadium
By Bradley D. Cision: At a venue that once hosted 80,000 plus screaming fans for Carl Froch vs. George Groves, we will see a great match up on April 29, 2017 with former Champion Wladimir Klitschko challenging Anthony Joshua for his IBF Championship title.
In a time when fighters like Adonis Stevenson, Danny Garcia, and Canelo Alvarez are not fighting the best, these two fighters are daring to be great and putting it all on the line against each other.
This fight is guaranteed to generate a HUGE live gate and draw a lot of attention worldwide. THIS is the fight to be made in the heavyweight division right now, with Deontay Wilder sitting on the sidelines with an injury.
After this fight is finished, it clears the way for a unification fight with Deontay Wilder for the IBF and WBC belts, in what will have to be considered one of the biggest heavyweight fights of the decade. With the WBA belt in distress, and up in the air due to the farcical repeated drug scandals, this is the best we can hope for at the moment.
So let me know in the comments, does the younger, fresher Joshua win this fight, or does the crafty veteran take it with his excellent defense and ring generalship. My take on this fight is that Klitschko has lost almost everything he once had. His last great performance was against Pulev, and he’s just too gunshy for Joshua, who hits hard, is athletic, and willing to engage. Klitschko is not willing anymore.
So prepare yourself for April 29, 2017, and let me know below how you feel about this match up.
Dana White says absolutely no to McGregor boxing
UFC President Dana white said recently that there’s no way Connor McGregor will be boxing, because he is under contract with the UFC and they will not approve it. Recently Connor applied for his boxing license in Nevada and California, and just received his California boxing license a few days ago.
It has become apparent that McGregor is just trying to leverage his power with the UFC, and a lot of people are saying that this is his way of trying to gain part ownership in the organization.
McGregor generates a considerable amount of income for the UFC, so there’s no way they’re going to allow him to fight in a boxing match unless they have 100 percent control of the promotion, venue and revenue for such an event.
The UFC has invested a large amount of money into McGregor. He’s paid extremely well and should not have to worry about money anymore in his entire lifetime unless he makes some poor business and life decisions, although we’ve seen rich athletes go broke before from this same mistake.
How would McGregor do in a real boxing match? Chances are unless he fights complete cans, he’s going to get completely schooled. Would he be competitive with a lower level fighter? Probably, but let’s be honest here, he needs a good year of hard training learning boxing, and a number of fights with lower level opponents to work on his boxing ability. He is a very talented athlete, so he could survive on his current skills alone with most boxers, however, he’d find out quick that without the ability to kick or take down, his plan A would quickly run out against the right people.
Could be beat Mayweather? Absolutely not. That’s a 12 rounds to 0 fight right there in favor of Floyd. Could he beat some C level boxers? Absolutely.
He would have no monetary reason for boxing, so one can only assume he’s doing what everyone says, leveraging his contract with the UFC to hold out for more money. The problem is, UFC will survive without him if he leaves and the next best thing will come along. He’s not unbeatable, he lost to Diaz, and many people thought he lost the second fight as well.
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- Vasily Lomachenko apologizes to fans for loss to Teofimo Lopez
- Campbell takes partial credit for Teofimo’s win over Lomachenko
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- Michael Conlan vs. Isaac Dogboe agreed for Dec.5 on ESPN