It’s the rematch between Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (33-1-0) and Anthony “AJ” Joshua (22-1-0) on Saturday night at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
At stake, of course, is not only the WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight titles that the previously undefeated “AJ” lost to the Mexican-American underdog at Madison Square Garden in New York back in June, but Anthony Joshua’s reputation and perhaps even future in boxing.
There was much speculation as to Joshua’s condition after the fight with Ruiz, in which he was stopped inside seven rounds, but the British fighter has apparently been sparring impressively in recent days and is giving the appearance of someone who has learnt from his mistakes in the first fight.
The question surrounding the 30 year-old Andy Ruiz is whether he will retain the same drive and commitment he had in the first fight? His lifestyle has changed significantly since beating Joshua – is he still as hungry for success as he was earlier in the year?
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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua Betting Lines & Boxing Tip
Anthony Joshua has a considerable height and reach advantage over Andy Ruiz and having apparently been working on his footwork in the build-up to this fight, he will surely look to dictate proceedings from a distance and use his jab against the Mexican.
With regards to Joshua vs Ruiz predictions, Joshua’s physical advantages are what should see him through on this occasion.
The Fight Result betting odds are naturally closer on this occasion but, even as the challenger, Joshua is still the warm favourite. Ruiz is +188 (2.88) with Betway Sports, with the betting line on Joshua at -225 (1.44) with bet365.
For the tip, we’ll look to the ‘Method of Victory’ betting market and take a more controlled Joshua to win by Decision or Technical Decision at +375 (4.75) with bet365.
Boxing Tip: Method of Victory – Anthony Joshua to Win by Decision or Technical Decision at +375 (4.75) with bet365