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Old 04-27-2017, 04:57 AM #33
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Originally Posted by BrometheusBob. View Post
There's some truth in this. I think if boxers fought more regularly it'd be more natural to consider more context, but when you see a fighter 1-3 times a year you end up putting a lot of emphasis on what you remember well from them.

That being said I think I like AJ here. My main thinking here is that it seems unprecedented for a fighter over 40 to come off a long layoff preceded by a fight where they looked gunshy to come back and beat a top 5 fighter. It's definitely possible but it hasn't happened many times before.

While I want AJ to win on one hand, I do think it would make a hell of a story for Klitschko to comeback and beat a young, strong, Olympic gold medalist.
This ^ is very close to my feeling on the fight - I would love to see some new blood and new stars to breathe life into the HW division and a Joshua win would set that up perfectly for the coming years but a nostalgic part of me wants to see the old lion have one last hurrah... maybe that's just cos I'm an old git though...
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As to the pick... well. too many unknowns to be at all confident in any choice for my money - most of which you mention above, so I'm just gonna go with my heart.

Klitschko UD close.
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