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Anonymous asked in SportsBoxing · 9 months ago

Can Ruiz beat Joshua again or was his first win a bit fortunate and unlikely to happen again?

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  • Jose
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    9 months ago

    To put it simply...

    If Joshua comes in with overly heavy muscles and isn t light on his feet, he s done.

    To answer this question in more detail...

    Ruiz is an attacking counter-puncher. Historically, the fighters that beat this sub style are the pure mobile boxer...or the mobile boxer-puncher. Another recent example of a counter-puncher is Juan Manuel Marquez - neutral counter-puncher. Marquez was always trouble versus fighters that stayed in front of him or attacked him (Pacquiao, Juan Diaz, Rocky Juarez), but Marquez struggled with boxers that moved laterally after punching and / or escaped to the outside (Floyd Mayweather, Timothy Bradley...and even struggling against someone like Freddie Norwood).

    Joshua has to use 2 / 3 types of "jabs" against Ruiz:

    (a hard jab to head / body when he sees Ruiz slightly out of position, a soft / touch jab when he s moving his feet and circling away, and possibly a pawing-stiff arm intended to stop Ruiz s slips + counter rushes).

    Sometimes, he has to follow the hard jab with a hard 2...or he has to throw the 2 without a jab...but ALWAYS moving laterally and never standing in front of Ruiz. And he HAS to move his head along with his feet once he throws his combinations.

    Boxing from the outside, clinching Ruiz on the inside, and mixing in occasional 1-2-3 punch combos going forward (to change up his pattern) is what he s going to have to do for about 6-7 rounds. If he s able to do this, Ruiz would be gassed enough in later rounds not to have that punching explosion.

    But if Joshua isn t able to do this for more than 6 rounds, the fight may turn into a fire-fight in the latter stages.

    I can t call this fight. Ruiz is probably coming in lighter himself (with slightly faster feet). I think it s a 50-50 fight, and depends on the style that Joshua uses. If he boxes for most of the fight, he wins. If he tries to go toe-to-toe, he ll get caught again.

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  • 9 months ago

    Ruiz can definitely beat Joshua again. AJ came out very strong until Andy broke him down. I could imagine Ruiz beating him the same way unless AJ can bounce on his toes.

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  • 9 months ago

    should be a good fight Joshua will be all guns blazing as will Ruiz both have a equal chance of winning. if it goes past 8 I think Joshua will win because Ruiz snickers bars will be calling him and he will be to tired to keep up the fight

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  • Joshua still has the same weakness and Ruiz is going to try to exploit it again. Unless he can stay away from Ruiz, Ruiz will put him down again.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I'm pulling for Joshua in the rematch

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I never rated Joshua to begin with and I wouldn't rule of Andy Ruiz winning again. He has better basic fundamental of boxing than does AJ.

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  • 9 months ago

    Actually, it was anything but fortunate, he got up off the canvas and then ate the best right hand I've seen Joshua land in his pro career but didn't go down and fought back to stop Joshua.

    If you can take AJ's best punch and your stamina and fitness is better than his, he's done.

    I got Ruiz Jr retaining his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles on December 7th with another stoppage victory but I would be delighted if Joshua brought it back.

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