A thread for December 8th - who did they pick?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by TheRevAshton, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:44 AM.


I was absolutely confident when I predicted that the winner would be...

Poll closed Today at 3:44 AM.
  1. Anthony Joshua

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  2. Andy Ruiz Jr

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  3. Draw

    4.1%
  1. TheRevAshton

    TheRevAshton Member Full Member

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    Scattered all over the forum are detailed predictions, simple predictions and long-winded debates regarding the outcome of the big one - Ruiz Jr vs Joshua II.

    On December 8th and beyond, we're gonna see a lot of bragging, trolling and banter - regardless of the outcome.

    Now I've seen this on a number of occasions - Posters are so openly confident about their predictions before a fight, only to deny them when things go south.. the problem is, it's easy for these predictions to get lost on a popular forum like this one!

    So this thread is to show that you was absolutely confident with your prediction, and to assure that nobody can get away with it when the banter is flowing!

    Still completely unsure? That's fine, you don't have to vote!

    We'll keep it simple; Cast a final vote and put yourself in one of the groups above. Feel free to add supporting comments too!
     
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  2. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’d take Ruiz again, better ring IQ and better chin being the standout factors

    with anything in life the more you know is actually realising that you have much more to learn, so I find it hard to be 100% sure of anything in boxing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Joshua won though
     
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  3. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member booted Full Member

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    Professional actors Joshua and Ruiz both are. I'm expecting a disaster in the desert.
     
  4. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    Weldone on this thread.

    Put my name down clearly (again)... for Anthony Joshua. Thank you.
     
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  5. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Active Member Full Member

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    AJ for me, but not with much confidence. It's gonna get ugly on December 7th and someone is getting KO'd real bad.
     
  6. TheRevAshton

    TheRevAshton Member Full Member

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    Lol, i'm with you on that one - The beauty of the poll is that votes can't be changed, and everyone can see them!
     
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  7. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    Excellent, I got big cahonas so I dont mind putting my name down and backing my guy. So I dont pussyfoot around the topic, and babble like a girl when pressed for an opinion just to avoid getting called up on it.

    A lot of girls around here, just want to talk a big game but not put their name down next to their predictions... putting down certain fighters... until fight night comes and they scuttle away like coackroaches.
     
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  8. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    I only wish you got rid of the "draw" option because lets face it, this thing aint ending in a draw... and you are letting those voters off the hook as they can just sideline themselves and not take the risk of voting for an eventual outcome.
     
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  9. TheRevAshton

    TheRevAshton Member Full Member

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    This did cross my mind, but - there's always a chance that it could end a draw, however unlikely it may seem.

    If people genuinely predict the draw then fair play, but I will reiterate;

    If anyone is unsure, just don't vote :)
     
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  10. cracked_rib

    cracked_rib New Member Full Member

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    I am last of the big spenders but having my usual £10 on JOSHUA TO WIN ROUND 5
     
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  11. themaster999

    themaster999 Active Member Full Member

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  12. BoxingFacts

    BoxingFacts New Member Full Member

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    Canelo by decision...

    I'm all seriousness Ruiz will win again, he just has AJ's number

    This won't go to the cards
     
  13. Kingmaffe

    Kingmaffe Member Full Member

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    Ruiz this time for me. I picked Joshua last time btw and have no trouble admitting how I totally underestimated Ruiz.

    It’s just obvious how uncomfortable Joshua was in there from the very first bell. Yeah the so called “lucky shot” is what finished Joshua, but he never looked like he had any control over Andy Ruiz before that. His only true succes in the fight was a lethal two-punch combination that put Ruiz down, but it didn’t even rock him or slow him down.

    We know Joshua will have to take a breather now and again, and we also know that Ruiz has a great engine and can take AJ’s best shot (the uppercut) and come back. At some point Joshua will get tired, have to cover up and leave his entire body vulnerable. That’s when I see Ruiz taking over again.

    I just have a tough time seeing how Joshua can improve that much from the first fight. It’s not enough for him to beat the Ruiz he met at MSG, because this Ruiz will be even better as well. Full Camp, more money which means better sparring partners and the motivation of silencing the doubters screaming “lucky shot!”.

    Ruiz by KO later than the first fight in a thrilling contest.
     
  14. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    AJ decision.

    The scorecards will be wider than many people think they should be, and there will be controversy.
     
  15. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ruiz does a quicker job, scoring a TKO within 5 rounds.
     


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