Andy Ruiz is more athletic than Anthony Joshua

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  1. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joshua had a decent little reign, but crumbled hard as soon as he fought somebody in the top 4. That said, he got by almost entirely on sheer size and strength. He was just simply bigger than everybody else. Which is a huge advantage in boxing.

    But Ruiz was just far too athletic and well schooled for him. Ruiz has much better conditioning. His hand eye coordination is far better. His speed and quickness is far better. Joshua looked to be a vastly inferior athlete against the fat man.
     
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    Cally Member Full Member

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    I stopped Reading when I got to "fought someone in the top 4"

    So, all of a sudden ruiz was top 4 when josh fought him eh?

    Gtfoh.. Lol
     
  3. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    LOOOOOL
    If Joshua was to do a 1km race he would win
    If Joshua was to sprint with Ruiz he would win
    If Joshua was to do a plank test, he would win
    If Joshua was to be tested for overall mobility he would win
    If they were to do a one rep max on anything, Joshua would win
    If Joshua and Ruiz were to do a VO2max Josh would win
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Ruiz was top 4?
     
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    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Faceplant Not an alt. Full Member

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    And Dustin Nichols is more athletic than both of them put together.
     
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    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The blob was just too quick for that stiff ass bodybuilder! If i was Joshua I would be ashamed of myself losing to a guy in that condition! The bodybuilder didn't know what was happening to him, when fatso was all over him like a cannibal chomping into his pray
     
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  8. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who has quicker reflexes and hands? Who doesnt gas out?
     
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    Octolony shore Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ruiz is awesome at the decathlon, KFC, McDonald's, Burger king, pizza hut, subway, greggs, taco bell, Indians, Chinese and the all day breakfast.
     
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  10. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    You're right.

    I'm sure Ruiz has the record speed for Snickers consumption. Usain Bolt levels of food vacuuming.
     
  11. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It doesn't mean anything, Ruiz has been boxing far longer than Joshua so he had more time to develop skills necessary for boxing, any sport in the world other than Boxing, Joshua would destroy Ruiz and he might still destroy him in the rematch. You ask both to do any sport in the world and Joshua destroys Ruiz, lets not forget Joshua started boxing at the age of 18 and became world champ.
     
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    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Ruiz gassed against Liakhovich , Franklin Lawrence and Joe Parker.

    He might gas out in the rematch if Joshua is able to keep him at the end of his jab.
     
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    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

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    Moron alert!! This is why I stick to the British forum.
     
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  14. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    Ruiz looks faster because he is the more relaxed fighter, not because he's more athletic. He's been boxing so long, that things become energy efficient and even autonomous. Which is also why he has better stamina.

    Joshua, a late starter who relies on his strength, will never have this. Not even close. He has to think and co-ordinate even 'basic' things.
     
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  15. Jackman65

    Jackman65 Member Full Member

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    Are you serious? Ruiz won the fight but is far from athletic. He’s one of the fattest champs in history. Makes Foreman 2.0 look like Arnold.

    Seeing Ruiz fight and move around is like seeing a bumblebee fly. It doesn’t seem possible for so many reasons but it somehow manages to work. Also, I’m not a Ruiz hater, I will be rooting for him. It’s awesome to see a guy that fat knock out guys who are built like body builders. He’s a flabby pile of goo but he gets the job done. Old Country Buffet needs to sign him up as a spokesman because he looks like their average customer. Instead of water, he should drink gravy and eat bacon between rounds. Embrace his morbid obesity.

    Instead of hot ring girls, they should have plus size models (previously known as fat chicks in my day) strut around between rounds for his fights. Let’s embrace fatness make fat cool for once. It would instantly make my country (USA!) the coolest place on earth and make Wisconsin the coolest state! Fat people all over the world will take IFF their right shirts and proudly display their disgusting rolls and man-boobs. My shot at coolness has finally arrived. Go Andy!!
     
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