Joshua vs Ruiz II Predictions & Fight Preview
We have Joshua vs Ruiz II Predictions & Fight Preview for the possible rematch for the heavyweight division titles.
Can lightning strike twice in the heavyweight division clash between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua? The rematch is set to take place later this year at a venue which is yet to be confirmed, but it is sure to be a fight that no sporting fan is likely to miss.
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Joshua vs Ruiz II Fight Preview
Anthony Joshua’s American bow was meant to be a routine win against a fighter that has never been in contention with a heavyweight spot. However, that isn’t how the night quiet turned out for the Brit.
He was put on the floor four times by his Mexican opponent as he lost via knockout in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden. It was even more remarkable when you think that Andy Ruiz Jr only had one month to prepare for the biggest night of his career.
It was rumoured that Ruiz received $7 million for the fight in New York, although you’d have to guess he will be offered a lot more for the rematch; since he will be walking in as the heavyweight champion with all four of Joshua’s belts.
The seventh-round knockout win by Ruiz will be forever remembered as the biggest shock in boxing history; some bookmakers quoted him at a 33/1 chance, which in a market with just two options is pretty astounding and puts into perspective just how little chance he was given.
Although he was largely unknown, he did come in with an excellent professional record; losing only once in contentious fashion against Joseph Parker in New Zealand.
The rumours surrounding the well-being of Joshua have been ripe ever since the result was decided. There have been rumblings that Joshua was suffering from a concussion from a sparring session earlier in the week, while there were also reports circulating that the Brit had the flu.
There was a heated exchange in the ring following the fight between Joshua’s father and promoter Eddie Hearn that did little to dampen the talks of a rift. Regardless of what went on that fateful night in New York, there can be no excuses following the rematch.
Joshua’s legacy and reputation will hinge on the outcome. If he wins then the defeat will be swept under the carpet and declared a fluke, but another loss and Joshua can forget about being spoken about as one of the greatest in this generation, never mind of all-time.
The stakes couldn’t be higher, and for a fighter who is used to seismic pressure on his shoulders; the rematch will take that to a whole new level.
If the Brit can box the way that he has done against Parker, Vladimir Klitschko, and Alexander Povetkin, then there shouldn’t be any reason why that loss will be quickly wiped away from his record. However, anything but his best, and his career could effectively be over.
Joshua vs Ruiz II Predictions
Our Joshua vs Ruiz II Predictions sees Joshua coming back and winning the rematch.
This will be one of the biggest nights in the history of British boxing. The legacy of Joshua is on the line, and he will need a big performance to prove that he has what it takes to be the best.
His rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were quick to rule him out of contention, but a win here will put him back in the scene and with a chance of fighting to unify the division.
Joshua vs Ruiz II Predictions: Anthony Joshua to win @ BetOnline