Issue | Letters | Premium | Jul 02 2019

Your say – So much went wrong for Anthony Joshua

Boxing News readers on Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller and more
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua is dropped to the deck Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

I HAVE been a referee since 1993. I run a boxing club and I boxed myself as a senior for 20 years. I just wanted to give my view on Anthony Joshua’s loss to Andy Ruiz Jnr last month. A lot of disruptive things happened to Joshua in the build-up to the fight. His original opponent, Jarrell Miller, failed three drug tests, then there were various rumours about who was going to replace him, until Ruiz – a better fighter than Miller – was finally brought in. So after training for a fight with Miller, Joshua had to switch things up to focus on Ruiz. It’s easy to forget that Joshua hasn’t had a huge amount of fights as a professional and he’s still essentially learning his trade. So much went wrong for Joshua, and the way he was acting both immediately before and during the fight makes you think that he could possibly have been suffering from concussion, although this has not been proved. Jack Wilson MBE

Anthony Joshua
For all his accomplishments Anthony Joshua is not that experienced as a professional

NO doubt you will receive many emails about Ohara Davies’ controversial victory over Miguel Vazquez on the MTK promotion at York Hall. Whatever the reason for the decision, I hope it won’t overshadow the fact that this was a great show, with several entertaining fights on the bill. I have no knowledge of the ins and outs of broadcasting and the business behind it, however, perhaps the mainstream broadcasters could start to stream/televise some cards like this one. It doesn’t have to be shown live necessarily – a great concept would be a weekly round-up show similar to football’s Match of the Day or Rugby League’s Boots ‘N’ All. A special mention must go to Daniel Egbunike and Martin McDonagh. Not only did they engage in a great fight, but they both handled themselves with dignity after the final bell. Both prospects have a bright future. Jamie Ingleby

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