He came unstuck and it was clear he didnít expect it nor know how to counter it. He looked confused - this wasnít the plan.
But I recall a fella I used to know Sean Murphy who trained aj as an amateur- he always said if he sticks to boxing using his jab and moving he wonít get tagged let alone beaten. I agree with this.
I also have a question mark over rob McCracken who I believe is a great world class amateur more of a mate to his fighters than a manny steward/ cus d/Amato / Freddie loach/Angelo Dundee hard ass trainer.
I believe aj was molly coddled to his first title by Hearn. I also feel it is in hearts interest to have Ďwarsí- ají s tactics against dill Ian whyte were stupid. He keeps it long whyte gets nowhere. His tactics against Klitschko were too risky too.
But I think he is a smart man. He learns. And learnt from it. He did exactly what was required of him last night. I think wilder has only at best a punchers chance- nothing more- and if aj tucks in he da easily outpoint him.
Fury is different gravy as he has built up this myth of a fighting traveller when in reality he is an elusive counter puncher who is on his bike avoiding the shots. I think aj fully fit at 16/4outworks fury- I also donít feel fury has the power to stop him so would look for aj to get wound up and brawl while fury lets him tire himself out.
Either way I see aj doing very well but a convinced wilder wants no part of him and fury may do it if he absolutely has to.
I also like whyte because ere to brawl. Iíd like to see him and wilder as I feel whyte stops wilder if he avoids the right and does it in 6- reason? He will get up close and rough him up.
All opinions I know!