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Discussion in 'SMB' started by Toronado, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. RichD

    RichD Striker

    When was the last time bellew fought someone in the top ten? Yet he fighting for a world title. And I'll guarantee usyk will be getting a shot at Joshua next spring....

    More to do with fast Eddie than rankings..
  2. Discopants91

    Discopants91 Striker

    Fairly safe opponent for Joshua, way too small.
  3. Scotty 1978

    Scotty 1978 Striker

    How good is Bellew, was Haye finished when he beat him twice ?
  4. RichD

    RichD Striker

    My thoughts entirely Marra, however it'll be build up as Joshua biggest test..

    He only had one leg..
  5. Discopants91

    Discopants91 Striker

    Yep, nice bit of UK exposure when he (most likely) does Bellew over in front of massive crowd.
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  6. RichD

    RichD Striker

    All apart of fast Eddie's plan...
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  7. Maravilla

    Maravilla Striker

    Was definitely a world-class cruiserweight a couple of years back to be fair, Makabu and Masternak are 2 very good wins but pretty difficult to gage how much he has left at this point. Looked much better in the rematch with Haye than in the first fight but was obvious that Haye was completely shot to bits
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  8. JC22

    JC22 Central Defender

    I’d be amazed if Bellew manages to win this one. Usyks too good imo but I hope I’m proven wrong of course.

    Hearn will no doubt be looking to move Usyk up a weight to fight Joshua next if he wins this I reckon.
  9. He had 2 legs for a few rounds in the first fight, and all the 2nd fight tbf
  10. double maxim

    double maxim Midfield

    All logic suggests Usyk wins this but I do think Bellew is a mentally tough fucker and he won't make it an easy nights work. I'd love to see Bellew do it.
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  11. Titus

    Titus Striker

    Usyk could give Joshua problems tbh, but it would depend what he cuts down to cruiser from already tbh.

    He didn't mind. I rate Bellew for how he still managed to get the wins, but Haye was dealing with a long term injury that wasn't fixed. Was story's coming out about trips to surgeons and not even sparring.

    Again credit to Bellew like cos I still thought he'd get starched.
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  12. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Totally finished, aye.
    Foot nearly fell off the first time, and he looked terrible the 2nd
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  13. Scotty 1978

    Scotty 1978 Striker

    On the Thursday before the first fight Haye travelled to Germany to see a specialist, the fight was nearly called off
  14. PTR

    PTR Striker

    His achilles basically didn't heal properly, which is why he could barely move.
    And his shoulder never healed properly, meaning his

    Hmm, I'm sure I typed: "handspeed was gone" at the end of that post ???
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  15. Kroupa

    Kroupa Subs Bench

    I'll be rooting for Usyk, can't stand Bellew with his over dramatic double standards - ideal result for me would be Bellew quitting :lol:

    Assuming Usyk wins and goes up to HW, what level of opponent would you expect him to fight before Joshua? (surely he won't fight him next)
  16. Is Usyk a big cruiser like Haye was?

    If he steps up I'm guessing he'll still only be 22olbs or so at heavy.

    Didnt stop Evander mind.
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  17. Maravilla

    Maravilla Striker

    Probably fight the loser of Whyte vs Chisora
  18. Titus

    Titus Striker

    I meant for the rematch mate. Was a few rumours that the injury hadn't recovered and wasn't sparring as a result.

    He's a big lad, but I suppose it depends how much he is cutting to make that weight. He's been at that weight for a good while now like. He fought at heavyweight for years in the amateurs which is essentially cruiser.

    I'd imagine AJ would come in light for Usyk too
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  19. prehab26

    prehab26 Striker


    I am not sure about this Power of Bellew either. Before the Haye KO'S who was injured it was sub 50% wasnt it?
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  20. Maravilla

    Maravilla Striker

    If Bellew does pull this off, would it be the best win by a British fighter since Lloyd Honeyghan against Donald Curry?

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