Joshua v Ruiz Press conference

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fair enough.
    I think Ruiz knows how to beat Joshua, knew how to beat him years ago, knew how to beat him June 1st, and will know how to beat him on December 7th.
     
  2. rski

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    I think Ruiz has the skills needed to beat AJ, losing in that fashion comes down to more than an off night in my opinion. The problem I see here though is I don’t think Ruiz will have the same fire this time and I got a feeling he will come in badly trained and basically do a buster Douglas. Whereas AJ might be more fired up than ever, bad combination for Andy.

    I think that Ruiz should win but I really feel he is going to blow it. I hope that isn’t the case but who knows what all that cash has done to his mind set, is he really going to have the discipline to drop all that extra weight he has put on over the next few months. I don’t know.
     
  3. Canvassed

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    AJ is not 'much much smaller'. He just hasn't been in camp so his body fat has increased and muscle density decreased/it's an illusion. I guarantee he comes in within 6 lb's of his last weight.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

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    Why do so many people think Ruiz has lost the hunger and won't be motivated ?
    If either of these fighters is likely to be ruined by fame and money, surely that would be Joshua, who has made and spent far more millions than Ruiz has, and has way more money in the bank, and will be getting way more money on fight night too !

    People are assuming, because Ruiz was a big underdog, he's going to be content to have his 15 minutes fame and then roll over and let Joshua get the titles back. That's a big assumption.
     
  5. Unforgiven

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    Has he really put on many pounds ?
    He looks fat as a pig, but that's what he looked like in the fight on June 1st.
     
  6. Unforgiven

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    Would being fatter than ever before even BE a problem for Ruiz, against Joshua ?
    His weight and fatness actually seemed to be an asset.
     
  7. rski

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    Well it’s difficult to say I guess, but you have to wonder how much he has put on since the fight with all the celebrations etc, could he be near 300lbs, he don’t look great right now? In which case he would have to shift quite a bit in a fairly short amount of time. Hopefully not but I got a bad feeling, Ruiz talks a good good game about not wanting to be a one hit wonder but with the facility to do what he wants, will he have the mindset to beat a very motivated Joshua. I hope he can do it but I think a lot if assumptions are being made about him having AJs number , which I believe could be true, but if he isn’t in the shape or mindset he needs to be in it won’t happen.
     
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  8. Unforgiven

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    We'll find out the answers on December 7th.
     
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  9. Twentyman

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    People also forget that it can take a lifetime of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to achieve that 15 minutes of fame in sport. Like you, I don’t think he looks any fatter than he did on June 1st. Once he’s back in camp it will be very easy to shift any access pounds being that big. He hardly needs to get himself in trim aesthetic condition, 19 stone and fit enough to do 12 rounds will do.
     
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  10. CutThroatFade

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    That last point is true. Remember Ruiz has a unification fight at stake with Wilder which will be an enormous pay day in itself. Also don’t discount the prospect of a trilogy fight which I can see if Joshua wins or even loses in a close fight.
     
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  11. Unforgiven

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    I actually find Ruiz a lot more convincing in his statements as this point than Joshua comes across in interviews.
    Ruiz seems up for this .



    I think Joshua will be up for it as well.
    Should be a great fight.
     
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  12. Twentyman

    Twentyman Get to bed you sleep dossers. Full Member

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    So they’re aiming for 255ib, which is at least a stone lighter than June 1st.
     
  13. Twentyman

    Twentyman Get to bed you sleep dossers. Full Member

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    Just finished watching it...how can anyone not like him. He’s a respectful lad and he sounds as hungry to keep his belts as he was to win them. He’s aware of the doubters so the motivation is there. He also thinks that Joshua’s been pushed into this fight by Hearn.

    The “I’m gonna stick to him like glue” quote was also quite telling. He’s going to have Joshua back pedalling again as we know Joshua wants to keep it long. That burns fuel and I don’t think Joshua boxes at his best when he’s backpedaling. It’s also inevitable that Ruiz will get inside and drag him into the trenches...let’s see what Joshua has.

    I think Ruiz does him again but would never totally rule out someone who punches as hard as Joshua.
     
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  14. EJC83

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    Both can be beaten, both have been beaten. I'm looking forward to this, I would like to see a ruthless Joshua go out and deliver a fantastic performance because I want British boxers to do well, on the whole, but this will be his toughest fight to date.
     
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  15. nurological

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    I so want this tweet to be true!

     
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