William Hill offer 4/9 odds on Anthony Joshua to beat Andy Ruiz Jr4th December 2019 / lee
What a rematch there is in store on the weekend. Without doubt the big shock of the calendar year in Boxing was Anthony Joshua surrendering his belts to Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr in June. Joshua’s opponent had only been a late replacement for the then reigning World Champion. But in New York, the boxing fraternity was stunned. Ruiz Jr upset the odds and he has been calling the shots for the rematch.
Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua Odds
Anthony Joshua 4/9
Andy Ruiz Jr 7/4
*(betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2019 at 4:49 pm)
Belts back on the line
Ruiz Jr will be stepping into the ring in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on the weekend holding all the belts. He won the WFC (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles with that victory over Joshua in June. That made him the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion. He was supposed by manner, to be nothing more than fodder for Joshua after replacing Jarrell Miller who had failed several drug tests.
Can Ruiz Jr do it a second time? Can he defend? Even though he isn’t the leanest of fighters, his speed defies his size and weight. The speed of his hands in the first meeting was perhaps the thing that shocked pundits the most. He has a rapid-fire left hook that Joshua had no clue as to how to handle. In pre-fight training for the weekend’s clash the speed of Ruiz Jr’s hands looks as if it could be another threat.
Joshua with a lot to prove
Few saw the upset coming. Did Joshua? There were so many stories creeping out after his shock defeat earlier in the year. Suggestions have been made that he wasn’t feeling right in himself, that he had been under the weather. There were questions raised about his training not having been on point either.
Johsua’s father wasn’t happy with promoter Eddie Hearn and some of his team wasn’t happy with Ruiz Jr being the replacement for Miller. There was a lot going on and the picture still looks muddled. But Joshua goes into the second fight as favourite still at 4/9 odds*(betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2019 at 4:49 pm).
Something could be in that as well, because he has focused more on boxing technique as opposed to power. This is such a big fight for Joshua now and it would be easy to picture it pushing him closer to the end of his career at the top if he loses. A redeeming win and he could be back in the mix because others will be gunning for those belts. Joshua is at 11/4 to win by a stoppage and 7/2 to take it on a decision*(betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2019 at 4:49 pm).
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