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Heam44 Posted on 02/12/2019 19:28
Ruiz v AJ predictions?
 
Iím going AJ.

Not entirely convinced though.

Give as much insight into your opinion as youíd like to but a prediction must be made.
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Heam44 Posted on 02/12/2019 21:23

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
Anyone?
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Nero Posted on 02/12/2019 21:31

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
Joshua got caught with a lucky punch that scrambled his senses last time. That said, Ruiz's hand speed was causing lots of trouble.

Hopefully Joshua has worked more on his boxing and controls the distance with his jab. He has to start boxing behind it. Do that and he wins.

It could be a controlled points win or Joshua could destroy Ruiz like Lewis did to Rahman 20 years ago.
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 02/12/2019 21:33
Edited On: 02/12/2019 21:34
Ruiz v AJ predictions?
Av been watching Ruiz training and doing pad work. His combo work is fast and he seems to have lost some timber. Despite his 3rd round knock down he can take a bop on the chin and counters well. AJ will have to avoid the clubbing head shots as Ruiz will try and lure AJ into a toe to toe trade.

Aside from this AJ can use his reach advantage and box from centre ringmaster. He landed a few right handers a slicker fighter would have seen coming a mile back. It wont be pretty, but AJ can win his title back.
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WeeGord Posted on 02/12/2019 21:35

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I think the pressure on him is huge. Had he lost to Wilder or Fury I don't think it would have been anywhere near as bad. However, as he was beaten by the unheralded Ruiz that pressure is intensified and he knows Ruiz can hurt him.

He's looking a lot slimmer so I think he is going to be trying to move a bit more fluidly and hopefully increase his stamina by losing some of that bulk.

If he has to come through a storm I'm not sure that he is mentally capable of it. That said, I still think he will win and catch Ruiz in the first 4 or 5.
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hamstercheeks Posted on 02/12/2019 21:42

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
I'm leaning towards Ruiz again, I think his style is just all wrong for Joshua.

His footwork and movement is better than Joshua's and if you watch the first fight Ruiz was controlling the ring from the first round.

Joshua's best chance is to jab and grab like Klitschko used to do but again Joshua's footwork is nowhere near what Wlad's used to be.

At some point Ruiz is going to put it on Joshua again and I'm not sure whether he has the ability or ring IQ to fight effectively when he's being pushed backwards.

Of course its heavyweight boxing and a big shot can probably end for either man.

It's very interesting because we don't know if something happened with AJ in the build up to the first fight. If he wasn't 100% then that may explain why he looked so poor. If that's the case then maybe he'll win convincingly. The other side of that is whether he's just found his kryptonite in Ruiz which I think might be more likely.

I wouldn't like to bet my life savings on it though.
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The_Buzzard Posted on 02/12/2019 21:48

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I think AJ thought it would be a walk in the park last time, and got caught out.

He we learn from that, and I think Ruiz could get hurt from the backlash. I think AJ will have him KO or TKO Iím the 2nd or 3rd.
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Cooper6711 Posted on 02/12/2019 21:49

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He must be wishing miller never failed that drug test

I agree Ruiz is all wrong. Small and quick.. one lucky punch doesnít scramble you for rounds. Joshua was all over place until the stoppage. Heís like a robot, Ruiz will pounce on him hoping to avoid the jab
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Heam44 Posted on 02/12/2019 22:02

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EP and Cooper,

So who you predicting?
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Cooper6711 Posted on 02/12/2019 22:06

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If Ruiz can get in close and let his hands go same result

Joshua can win but will be at range.

Iíd actually go Ruiz but I think itís a coin toss
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bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 02/12/2019 22:06

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Aj 3 rds [^]
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DoomOnHorseback Posted on 02/12/2019 22:14

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Ruiz, 5th.
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GazC_MFC Posted on 02/12/2019 23:21

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Iíd have to ruiz, but i also think itís a coin toss

Joshua stays hit when he gets hit, I canít see him keeping Ruiz at range the whole fight
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whatdoyoubench Posted on 02/12/2019 23:38

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Ruiz for me.

I donít buy the lucky punch crap. He looked to have regained his senses at one point, maybe the 5th. Then next round he was absolutely gassed.

If anything the lucky punch was the one that put Ruiz on his back, in that it was Ruizís mistake rather than a great Joshua attack. Ruiz got sloppy and briefly stopped doing what he had done in the previous rounds. If he can stick to the plan I think he beats Joshua up again.

As someone said above the real mystery is if that was a true representation of Joshua or some incredibly depleted version, for whatever reason. If itís the latter then itís entirely possible he blasts him out. And I guess thatís why Iíll be paying the inflated box office fee!

Ruiz 7-9
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MBBoro Posted on 03/12/2019 05:51

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I was really fancying Joshua but the interviews I've seenin the last 24 hours since hes been in Saudi look like hes been in some wars in sparring. Swelling on the bridge of his nose and what looks like 2 black eyes.

I worry about his punch resistance again, especially as his nose as previously caused him trouble in a few fights where he always looks really uncomfortable after.
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GazC_MFC Posted on 03/12/2019 06:29

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If thatís true heís sparring close to the fight again....
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T1ffy Posted on 03/12/2019 06:47

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AJ to blow him away in the early rounds
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BoroBerk Posted on 03/12/2019 07:03

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Ruiz is a boxer. Fast hands, tough as old boots.
Made AJ look like Frank Bruno - stiff as a board and technically wanting. Also got Frank's chin.
Ruiz will be better prepared this time round also.
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Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 03/12/2019 08:09

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Ruiz, might take him a couple of rounds longer this time

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the_gook_is_on_fire Posted on 03/12/2019 09:24

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Ruiz will win again comfortably. He is a far better boxer than Joshua.
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 03/12/2019 09:36

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If he wins the old Wilder fight will he or wont he will start again.

Wilders management and Shelley Finkel have pretty much given up on fighting Joshua now.

Wilder seemed more interested in Fury and Ruiz last time he was interviewed.
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FatCat Posted on 03/12/2019 09:45

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AJ to jo Ruiz round 5.

I donít buy the lucky punch story but I just think he wonít get caught this time.
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Vena Posted on 03/12/2019 09:48

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I believe a boxer reverts to type when he has been buzzed and AJ has proved he likes a life n death shoot out when he has been tagged in the whyte Klitschko and povetkin fight he came out on top, the Ruiz fight he tried but could match the speed coming back and Ruiz has a top level chin.

If it gets into another shoot out Ruiz to win. AJ can work on footwork and head movement for the full 6 months if he gets hit hard in the fourth he's life or death again for 8 rounds.

Ruiz late if I had to put my cash on it. (unless there was something wrong with aj last time) if so AJ inside 4.
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brain_in_a_jar Posted on 03/12/2019 12:00

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I'm going AJ. Ruiz fought really well first fight particularly when he went to the body when AJ was all over the place but I just think AJ is better than him.

I don't really have a problem with his face being marked up either, competitive sparring his what he's needed.

Although he doesn't sound overly confident in interviews, if he doesn't get the win this time around I'm not sure we'll see him fight again.
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supermfc Posted on 03/12/2019 12:15

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" Wilders management and Shelley Finkel have pretty much given up on fighting Joshua now. "

Given up??? They didnt want it in the first place!!
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OneJobOnTeesside Posted on 03/12/2019 12:22

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I think it's a coin toss right now from a betting perspective.

Agree with the above in that we don't really know if Joshua was depleted in some way or not. He did allude to something in a recent interview, he was then pushed further and the interviewer asked him if it was complacency and he quickly shut that down. The problem is if he comes out and says something, everyone will pounce on him as giving excuses. I guess we will have our answer come Saturday

Regardless of any of that. Joshua won the first 3 rounds last time and put the Ruiz on his @rse for the first time in his career. Surely the plan is to just pluck away in a similar manner. Joshua did that against parker but I don't think he will be able to boss Ruiz in the same manner, in fact I am worried about the opposite.

The thing that makes me worry the most is that Joshua is changing his approach (clearly dropped weight) to account for Ruiz. Ruiz is just doing what he always does, he is used to bigger guys. The other thing is maybe Ruiz is just better (he's only lost once to Parker and that was debatable).

It's an interesting fight!!

Whole day should be good. Boro match, Manchester derby late kick off then the boxing!
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Vena Posted on 03/12/2019 12:24

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
Trying to make a case for AJ, and other than the 'was he ill for the first fight?' is difficult.

What has he shown in previous fights that he didn't have in the first Ruiz fight? His timing? He was mostly off in June but did manage to time a few peaches that bounced of Ruiz where they had dropped most. Ruiz just has the speed and chin to mean AJ can't just wait for that 1 shot them admire his work.

If he wants to control the fight he has to stop Ruiz coming forward use the jab and hurt Ruiz every time he steps into range to make him think twice.
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expat_smoggie Posted on 03/12/2019 12:26

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AJ wonít be that bad for a second time ó,letís face it AJ did a Lennox Lewis. I canít see anything but a knockout for AJ in this rematch. Iím going for a round 4 KO.
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SimonDavidWilliamson Posted on 03/12/2019 12:45

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Ruiz has his number and will KO the stiff AJ out again
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GazC_MFC Posted on 03/12/2019 13:17

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Aj didnít do a Lennox Lewis. He was on the floor multiple times and looked like he didnít want to be there. He was outclassed

Rahman got a lucky punch
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shamblesdefarm Posted on 03/12/2019 13:31

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Ruiz by stopage in the 8th for me he's a tricky little fo0ker for AJ his style is a mare for Aj [B)]
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peter_beagrie_killed_my_cat Posted on 03/12/2019 13:45

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The problem is I can't really remember a top level fighter who stays hit as for as long as Joshua does. If Ruiz catches him - which you've got to fancy as Joshua has one of the worst defences in boxing - then he'll revert to his usual response to pressure and start swinging.

From what I've seen Ruiz is the far better boxer.
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expat_smoggie Posted on 03/12/2019 14:42

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Gazó the point I was trying to make lucky punch or not AJ failed ó the same way Lennox didó you could argue that after the Rahman fight Lennox tightened up and got a lot stronger ó Iím expecting AJ to do the same. This wonít be just a change of tactics for AJ itíll be a 360 in terms of tactics, prep and fighting philosophyó- otherwise he might as well sit down now.
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Ingleby_Flash Posted on 03/12/2019 15:15

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My heart says AJ, my head, and if I was a betting man, says Ruiz, hits faster and harder and can take a clip or two.

BUT he's lost weight and therefore maybe a bit of sting from the punches, Joshua didn't look right last time. Tighter margin than the referendum, but I'm saying AJ on points in a right bruiser.
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brain_in_a_jar Posted on 03/12/2019 15:48

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one of the worst defences in boxing?

have a word with yourself. I've questioned the hype around AJ and thought somebody like fury would box rings round him but to say he's got one of the worst defences in boxing is just wrong headed.

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Heam44 Posted on 03/12/2019 16:47

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The main reason I think AJ will win the rematch is because I think something was wrong with him before the fight. Based mostly on what Fury said about coming into the fight cold (i.e not sweating as if he hadnít even done a warm up).
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Nero Posted on 03/12/2019 17:05

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In the first fight Joshua was hit hard bang on the temple. Anyone who has been punched will tell you that is a nasty place to be hit. It was a fluke place to land but changed everything.

It actually reminded me of Lewis beating Razor Ruddock years ago. Once punch on the temple and Ruddock was gone. He managed to initially survive but the damage was done and he was stopped quickly next round.

I fully expect Joshua to use his natural height and reach better this time. Expect to see him use a powerful jab that wear down Ruiz.
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whatdoyoubench Posted on 03/12/2019 17:34

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If you watch the fight back on YouTube and skip it to round 5 can you honestly say that AJ is dazed from some temple shot that happened in round 3?

Iíve watched it back many times now trying to decide how to bet this weekend and from round 5 until the last minute of round 6 he looks okay to me. Hes knackered but certainly with it. Ruiz hits him with two big body shots in the final minute of round 6 and the life drains out of him.

This mythical temple shot is a load of rubbish. I donít believe it scrambled his sense any more than getting hit on the button scrambles your senses when you have the punch resistance AJ has. Heís been buzzed in every fight heís had at world level pretty much.

I just hope it was a problem with his preparation or something and he can make the adjustments. Want him to get those belts back so fury can take them off him eventually!
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BreakTheWallsDown Posted on 03/12/2019 18:14

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'Joshua got caught with a lucky punch that scrambled his senses last time'
[:D][:D][:D][:D]

Ruiz to knock out the stiff idiot in the 4th
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ThePiedPiper Posted on 03/12/2019 19:47

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Nothing was wrong with Joshua in the first fight soo wouldnít use that as hope for a Joshua victory. Itís pretty simple. He hurt Ruiz and went in like a novice trying to finish the job. Had he just relaxed and boxed his way through the round heíd have had a 10/8 round and heís in the driving seat. As it happened he walent head hunting with sloppy punches, loaded to the max, and he got caught with a brain scrambler from which he never recovered. Joshua needs to avoid the body shots. Iím on the fence massively. If Iím honest I think Ruiz wins in the late rounds but Iíll be absolutely buzzing if Joshua pulls it off. Go on AJ lad
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Chisel Posted on 03/12/2019 19:52

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Ruiz is the better all round boxer, AJ is a big physical specimen who can box but can't take punches as well as he should.
I feel it won't be as easy for Ruiz this time round.
Heart says AJ blast out early, head Ruiz 7-8th tko
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Boromart Posted on 03/12/2019 19:54

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I really believe AJ will win. Ruiz is decent enough but he did get lucky. Until that punch on the top of AJs head, every single decent landed punch came from AJ. Even though looked nervous, too heavy, and fought the occasion not the opponent, he still landed plenty of heavy clean shots and put Ruiz on his XXXXXX.

The only reason Ruiz won was because AJ loaded up and tried to blow him out of the ring, missed and then got caught by a good punch.

Ruiz still has that boxers chance, he still has fast heavy hands, but I can't see AJ making the same mistake twice. He should take the centre of the ring, use his better footwork, keep Ruiz at range, and just box his face off for 5-6 rounds. By that time Ruiz will get frustrated and start to get a bit desperate trying to close the range, there was even elements of that in the first fight, this time AJ will catch Ruiz as he closes the distance.
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Heam44 Posted on 03/12/2019 20:08

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ďNothing was wrong with Joshua in the first fightĒ

How do you know that PP?

Iím almost certain there was something wrong with him before the fight. Even Tyson Fury said it. AJ entered the ring without a sweat on obviously meaning he hadnít even done a warm up (or a minimal one at best). The only reason he would be entering the ring without sweating/doing a meaningful warm up is if something was wrong and they decided not to do it for whatever reason.
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elal1963 Posted on 04/12/2019 00:48

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the fact is, this is a Montecarlo or bust for AJ.
some factors I consider will be going through his mind that make me think,
1 I put him down
2 need a big ego win
3 I do wobble when hit hard
4 im lighter so speed and stamina should be better than last time.
5 can I catch him cold as AR will expect me at distance.

AJ will go all out ko from rd 1 if it ain't done and dusted by the 3rd he will revert to jab and move hold tie him up, run and his confidence holds. AR is a hard nut with fast hand and the longer the fight goes on will catch once. i will bet upercut 1st rd AJ
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The_Right_Honourable_Member Posted on 04/12/2019 02:53

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Fully concur with the Pied Piper here. There was nothing wrong with AJ in the first fight at all. He simply got beat and that's the only reason people are saying he wasn't right. Who knows what preparation has gone like for any boxer. If they step through the ropes they are ready to fight. What we do know as a fact is that Ruiz took the fight at short notice. If there was one of them not at 100% it was much more likely to be Ruiz.

The contest is indeed a tricky one to call. I like Ruiz both as a boxer and an easy-going type of guy. But I want AJ to bring the belts back so we'll hopefully see a series of big fights in the UK. I think he's capable of improving as well. The big question is what will his mental stength be like?

Obviously AJ's powers of recovery aren't great, but he managed to come through after being in serious trouble against Klitschko. He was also rocked by Povetkin and Dillian Whyte before stopping them both. He couldn't really be described as a sitting duck but has to be careful as if Ruiz lands heavy he's likely to keep on landing. AJ has to keep him at distance using his jab and rangey left hook. I can see him being very cautious with his right hand as it will give Ruiz the opportunity to counter him.

With regards to predictions, I can see AJ starting off very nervously. It wouldn't be a surprise if both men see the canvas again. At the odds I think I'd go Ruiz by stoppage. I think AJ will fight cautiously, but if he's too nervous, things could unravel late on for him.
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Nero Posted on 04/12/2019 07:32

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Last night on Sky David Haye stated he knew for certain Joshua wasn't sparring normally before the first fight.

The BBC also reported Joshua's Dad berating Hearn in the ring after the fight. Why berate a Promoter after a defeat? Seems a bit strange to me.

The truth is nobody outside Joshua's immediate team will know for sure.
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Fabios_porkpie_provider Posted on 04/12/2019 07:50

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I think AJ will make short work of things this time round. It will be a very one sided contest and AJ will win easily.
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Chappy112 Posted on 04/12/2019 08:12

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
No outcome would surprise me in this fight except maybe AJ by decision unless itís robbery. I donít believe in lucky punches, Ruiz was the better fighter in the first fight and I think he will win again although it should take longer because I donít think AJ will be as keen to trade on the inside this time. I think itíll be close until the midway point and then AJ will start tiring and taking more punishment.

Itís entirely possible that AJ drops him again early and finishes the job this time but my prediction is Ruiz between rounds 9-12.
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peter_beagrie_killed_my_cat Posted on 04/12/2019 10:57

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"one of the worst defences in boxing?

have a word with yourself. I've questioned the hype around AJ and thought somebody like fury would box rings round him but to say he's got one of the worst defences in boxing is just wrong headed."

Aye that'll be the reason he's been tagged badly in every fight he's had that's gone beyond the third round then?

He fights like he's behind a fence - it's a kid's peek-a-boo defence. I don't think I've ever seen him slip a punch.

I've been involved with boxing since I was 5 years old.

Joshua has only been boxing since he was 18 and it shows. You'll find kids at Pally Park with better defensive technique than AJ unfortunately.
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Chappy112 Posted on 04/12/2019 11:33

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I wouldn't say one of the worst defences in Boxing but it's definitely not good.
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brain_in_a_jar Posted on 04/12/2019 14:16

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one of the worst in boxing though? we're talking an Olympic gold medallist here, and world champion. He hasn't got one of the worst in boxing. I'd actually say his is better than wilder's (granted not saying much).

You can't get to the level AJ has without having a half decent defense. I'm not saying its great, but its not one of the worst n boxing that just doesn't make any sense.

Well done on being involved since you were 5, although not sure what that has to do with owt.


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Chappy112 Posted on 04/12/2019 14:32

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I'd say of the world level fighters it's pretty bad. His only form of defence is to keep his guard up, he has no head movement, he doesn't use his feet to get out of harms way and when he is hurt he reacts terribly to it. At one point in the Ruiz fight he even brought his left arm down by his side like he was Roy Jones or something jabbing from the waist, presumably because he was knackered.

I don't think he will ever learn good defence but he can definitely improve on lasting longer in fights and getting better survival skills just be learning how to tie an opponent up. If he can some how stay on the outside, avoid any trades and when Ruiz gets near him, tie him up and refuse to fight on the inside then it could be a relatively comfortable fight for him.

Just don't think he will do any of that. I reckon he will probably win the first 3-4 rounds, then Ruiz will get start getting to him with body shots until he falls apart because he's knackered and get stopped between 9-12.
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ThePiedPiper Posted on 04/12/2019 20:01

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Not to be pedantic but he slipped a jab from Charles Martin and countered with a straight right hand that put Martin down.

I like that Joshua has lost some bulk. He will hopefully have a better motor because of it. Still think Ruiz stops him late though. His body shots are lethal.
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Chappy112 Posted on 04/12/2019 22:25

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Charles. Martin.

Agree that losing weight is key for him, said it for year. Should help him stay away from Ruiz and have more stamina.
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Boromart Posted on 04/12/2019 23:01

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"Aye that'll be the reason he's been tagged badly in every fight he's had that's gone beyond the third round then?"

7 fights that have gone beyond the 3rd, mostly against boxers that are or were in thr top 5. So by that rationale you might as well say when he fights against boxers in the top 5 he will get tagged at some point. But that can be said of almost all boxers can it not?

I mean look at Wilder. Most of his opponents have been outsdie the top 5 and have been skittled early. The ones in the top ten. Brezeale, Fury, and Ortiz twice. Other than Brezeale he was in trouble in all those fights
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borophilos Posted on 04/12/2019 23:48

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is it just me i thunk the mexican has his number.
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Supermac Posted on 05/12/2019 16:22

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I think AJ blows him away this time.

He was preparing for a completely different fighter in Miller last time and massively underestimated Ruiz.

He dazed Ruiz and misread how hurt he was and got caught himself.

I like the way he has kept Mckracken on but added Fernandez to his coaching team, Mkcraken hasn't been doing the padwork but watching so its clear handspeed and footwork are key to him.

AJ by referee stoppage after putting Ruiz down a few times early
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Chappy112 Posted on 06/12/2019 14:52

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Those weights change a lot of things I thought about this fight. Don't know if Ruiz has purposely put on weight so that he can shove AJ around? But you'd have to imagine that he has been enjoying the money and fame a little too much there, the heaviest he has been in 10 years.

Then the other side you have AJ the lightest he has been in 5 years. Definitely a good look for him.

Definitely favour AJ now, Ruiz obviously still has a chance but AJ should be able to move better, Ruiz will be even slower on his feet, AJ should also have faster hands and better stamina.

Joshua by decision wouldn't surprise me anymore but I'll probably pick him to win by knockout between 6-9.
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ThePiedPiper Posted on 06/12/2019 14:58

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Hope you are right mate. Canít wait to see Joshua at this weight. Itís been a long time.
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Chappy112 Posted on 06/12/2019 15:04

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I just went back and watched the Legg and Bakhtov fights where he was the same weight he is now. Mad how much quicker both his hand and foot speed are. There is no way he won't be better off for it, especially against Ruiz where he will want to stay on the outside using his feet and straight shots.
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Supermac Posted on 06/12/2019 15:13

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I have been really impressed with AJ all week. No blame and owned his loss

Biggest british ring can be is 20 ft, ring in Saudi is 22 ft. With the weights its quitter clear the plan for AJ is to move and bring euiz forwarfd
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ThePiedPiper Posted on 06/12/2019 15:21

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I donít think boxing off the back foot all night will work. I think he needs to stop Ruiz coming forward by hurting him. The first 3 or 4 rounds are crucial. If Ruiz lands body shots like he did in the first fight he stops Joshua. Iím hoping to see Joshua use controlled aggression. Outwork Ruiz and take away his confidence. In and out of range with powerful combinations that make Ruiz think twice about stalking him. Itís too tight to call but watching Ruiz hit the pads heís lost none of his hand speed and heís superb at cutting off the ring. I still favour Ruizbut Iím praying for Joshua.
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Jostler Posted on 06/12/2019 15:30

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Has anyone got any advice for watching this? I don't have sky, but do have a PS4 / Laptop if it's possible to stream.

I'd rather pay the fee to watch if possible.
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ThePiedPiper Posted on 06/12/2019 15:34

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Yeah just go to sky sports box office, register and you can watch it online. Youíll need a hdmi cable to get it from the laptop to the tele.
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Jostler Posted on 06/12/2019 15:38

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Cheers TPP.

Will switch the HDMI from PS4 to Laptop, should do it!

After the weigh in, I'm looking forward to the fight.

Ruiz as a person has grown on me the more I've heard him speak. Seems a fairly decent guy!

Still, I'm going Joshua in the 8th!
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Fuchs_ache Posted on 07/12/2019 00:14

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The first fight AJ got caught with a left hook that he simply didnít recover from, that was the end of the fight for AJ right there, Ruiz is far quicker than he looks and is no mug, he will be up for it tonight, itís too close to call, but I donít think it will go 6 rounds.
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borophilos Posted on 07/12/2019 00:22

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I thought Ruiz until the weigh in when he has piled on.

Now i think Joshua will sort it in 3.

I think Ruiz has decided that he has made his name and got the cash. fair play
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The_Right_Honourable_Member Posted on 07/12/2019 01:13

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
On balance, going a later rounds stoppage for Ruiz. But the first couple of rounds will reveal a lot. If Joshua has his hands up all the time he's going to gas out. Ruiz is not dangerous at distance and AJ doesn't need a tight guard. He needs his guard tight when he's closer in. Also, Ruiz will see what is coming much easier if AJ is throwing shots from a tight guard.
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Exiled_in_herford Posted on 07/12/2019 06:11

Ruiz v AJ predictions?
AJ to win by KO between 4-6 rounds.
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