The Fight City Podcast No. 23

Welcome to a new episode of The Fight City Podcast, hosted as always by Alden Chodash. This week he is joined by site contributor Zachary Alapi as they discuss the hottest topic in boxing right now, namely the huge upset which was Andy Ruiz battering and stopping heavyweight star Anthony Joshua in a sold-out Madison Square Garden. Chodash and Alapi talk in-depth about this massive shock and its implications, as well as the stupidity of “marinating” big fights, and where Ruiz vs Joshua stands in the long history of boxing upsets. But the undercard of Saturday’s big DAZN show is not neglected as Katie Taylor, Delfine Persoon, Callum Smith, Josh Kelly, Chris Algieri and Ray Robinson also come up for discussion. Check it out:

“Of course no boxer is perfect at everything. Right now it looks like Joshua may need to work on his footwork and developing the tactics necessary to battle opponents who are slippery or unorthodox, or who can keep him on the end of their punches. Sure, Joshua was able to find his mark with Takam who was giving up both height and reach, but what if he had been in against someone big enough to connect more consistently? Again, an awkward boxer like Tyson Fury with some movement and reach could pose serious problems. The bottom line is Anthony Joshua, as impressive as he’s been, is not invincible.”         From “Anthony Joshua: Far From Invincible” by Sean Crose

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