The boxing world was hit on June 1 after three of the four major heavyweight names (WBA, WBO, IBF) switched hands with AndyDestroyer Ruiz Jr. quitting AnthonyAJ Joshua in the seventh round. This boxing??rematch is right around the corner, taking place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7.
Though Joshua dropped the bout, on line sportsbook BetOnline has him with Ruiz since the -250 favorite.
I think the odds are about right for this rematch. Ruiz??demonstrated he deserved to be in the ring together with Joshua as he became the first Mexican heavyweight champion and also the odds reflect this as he had been a +1200 underdog in the first bout.
It turned out to be a upset the very first time both of these guys fought in Madison Square Garden on June 1. This was Joshua battle on American soil and he took a little to the fight for granted. The former champ has been denied a permit and was established to fight Jarrell Miller until Miller tested positive three days.
From the garbage, AJ landed this bouts first punch, sending Ruiz. Destroyer appeared aware and didnt look out of varieties after the knockdown and actually went straight at the winner and dropped him .
AJ never seemed to receive his feet under him following that third round. He looked sluggish and shaky. Credit to Ruiz,??who moved putting the pressure on for the rest of the fight that ended in the top round and smelled the blood.
Rumors came out after the fight which Joshua had been??dropped in sparring earlier in the week, as he entered the ring against Ruiz and there were marks on his head.?? That said, he denied these rumors. It had been anticipated the rematch would take place but finally Saudi Arabia was the determined location.
Both fighters have slimmed down since their first meeting, particularly so for Ruiz as hes expecting to tip the scales compared to. I think we will find a more focused and aggressive Joshua at the rematch, using his jab maybe open up afterwards in the bout and to keep Ruiz in bay. On the other hand, is going to need to keep his chin down and strain the champion, however, in doing this hell be in danger of the power of AJ.
Prediction: Anthony Joshua (-250) via conclusion
Odds in BetOnline at November 25