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Ruiz or Joshua?


justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
7 Dec 2019 12:37PM
For anyone that may be interested. Who do you reckon will win the fight later?

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saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
7 Dec 2019 1:49PM
AJ v Ruiz
City v United (also today
Corbyn v Johnson (Thursday)

Who knows, who cares?Wink

I go for: AJ, City and Johnson (unfortunately in the last instance, and indifferent in the first two)Grin
altitude50 15 16.9k United Kingdom
7 Dec 2019 2:59PM
Difficult one to predict. If Ruiz has got any fitness rather than just fatness I would go for him. On of Anthony Joshua's problems is that in his own mind he can beat himself..........Needs patience and to keep away from Ruiz for four or five rounds........
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
7 Dec 2019 4:44PM
I agree, definitely a tough one to predict. I would have thought that the physique difference pointed to a clear winner in the first fight, but clearly not, as Ruiz's speed and ability far outweighed the extra few pounds he may have been carrying.
I guess Ruiz now has the confidence that he's beaten Josnua once and he can possibly do it again. But then again, lots of pressure on Joshua to win this one and he now has a better understanding of what to expect.
7 Dec 2019 8:32PM
Having perused the June fight...Ruiz seems to be a heavy/flabby slugger...so maybe this is his advantage...and now he’s even heavier...less training, more fridge visits..? his contest fee enables more luxury car purchases, so maybe he doesn’t need to be bothered..

I hope Joshua can make it, showing more boxing skills, training and dedication to the expertise of boxing, rather than having to combat a flabby, slugger....
JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
7 Dec 2019 10:17PM

Quote:I hope Joshua can make it

He did, unanimous decision.
pablophotographer 8 1.4k 357
8 Dec 2019 2:27AM
I'll give you a sound advice: "...never bet on a horse that suffers from Parkinson's" (The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, 2001)
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
8 Dec 2019 1:00PM
No wonder Ruiz lost if he's spent three months partying, I didn't realise that until reading it after the fight. What a fool. A lifetime of hard work to gain a world title. You would have thought he would have had a stronger desire to hold on to it. With that in mind, well deserved win by Joshua.

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