Joshua v Ruiz Press conference

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  1. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    85%? feels around 50/50 to me on this forum. Is there a poll somewhere on here showing 85%?
     
  2. Aydamn

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    I took a mental count, everytime there was a conversation on the topic 8.5 people out of 10 sided with Ruiz as being victorious.
     
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  3. Twentyman

    Twentyman Get to bed you sleep dossers. Full Member

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    My favourite bit of his post was the suggestion that people who think Ruiz will repeat his feat are lacking in intelligence :)
     
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  4. Furious

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    Haha yep, it’s a really interesting fight stylistically and could go either way. I’m looking forward to it.

    Personally I make Joshua slight favourite but then again I was saying to a friend on the night of the first fight that Joshua would walk over Ruiz in 3 rounds so what do I know!
     
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  5. Twentyman

    Twentyman Get to bed you sleep dossers. Full Member

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    With his physical advantages and the pedigree he’s demonstrated in past fights, it should be a formality for Joshua...but like you say, styles make fights, along with the context in which there are several factors which could contribute to another defeat for AJ. Can’t wait for it.
     
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  6. Heisenberg

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    Listening to Hearns latest IFL interview this morning, I get the impression he’s expecting the winner of Ruiz/Joshua to vacate the WBO belt and fight their IBF mandatory against Pulev. Hearn planning that Usyk can pick up the vacated belt and then there’s another big unification fight out there
     
  7. Scissors

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    Be interesting for Fury. He will have the choice of fighting Wilder or Usyk (Usyk is 1, Fury 2 with WBO). Be absolutely no excuse to avoid both of them.
     
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  8. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

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    You do know that 77.3% of statistics are made up on the spot don't you?
     
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  9. Scissors

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    Andy Ruiz looking like he’s shifted a fair bit.

     
  10. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I would say in my view it is about 50/50 here for the rematch. The original fight was 98-2 in favour of AJ. So that is a big shift.

    AJ is the obvious favourite for the rematch. He will be fully focused this time around on beating Ruiz. In the first fight he was distracted by the Wilder fight and intent on taking Ruiz out early. This backfired on him.
     
  11. TonyHayers

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    I remember an article somewhere online, think it might have been the BBC, showing a ‘before and after’ photo shoot with a man and a woman. Obviously the second photo made them look so much better and the intention was to show ‘this is what eight weeks of healthy eating and exercise can do.’

    Of course the twist in the tale was both photos were taken about half an hour apart. It was quite interesting to see to be fair; the before picture had them in baggy, unflattering clothes whilst the latter had them in much better looking training gear. They’d been given a spray tan, lighting was much less harsh, and they had them pose to look far better.

    I reckon there’s a bit of that here. Head forward, t shirt on, arms raised. I reckon he’ll look pretty similar come fight night.
     
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  12. ryanm8655

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    Yep - especially if you review all of his pictures.

    They’ve photoshopped him to look like Tony Bellew in that particular pic...bet he never thought people would be aspiring to look like him ha.
     
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  13. Twentyman

    Twentyman Get to bed you sleep dossers. Full Member

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    Agreed, they’ve used more filters than an 1980’s coffee shop for that photo.
     
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  14. Heisenberg

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    There’s a video on Ruiz Instagram from that photo shoot which instantly confirms the pic is filtered and photoshopped to hell. He’s lost a couple of pounds for sure but nothing like that picture portrays.
     
  15. Trafford

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    Yup and keeps both his clients happy if AJ does win to generate big paydays for Usyk and AJ until that big unification grows. He also has signed most of the Heavyweight division.

    My guess is the plan based on the rankings position is have Fury called to fight Usyk for the vacant title which i think is actual difficult fight for Fury, however they wil not accept as the have signed to Wilder therefore removing Fury from the mandatory position. Therefore it will be called for Parker to fight Usyk for the vacant belt. AJ will fight Pulev in his mandatory after a couple of tough fights against Ruiz and it wouldnt suprise me if this is in UK but screened on ESPN to get them to spend their budget in a fight that doesnt draw.

    Hunter/ Povetkin winner will then likely be called as mando for WBA belt giving another option aswell as the Usyk fight. The pan is to freeze Wilder out. If Wildr beats Fury he has a few options to fight Ruiz and Kownacki being two, however these fights will have to be for millions and on PPV and I am not sure they genrate too much interest in terms of PPV buys.

    Ruiz would want AJ fight level money which would mean they would need to do close to a million buys which will not happen with Ruiz coming off a loss to AJ. Heanr's definitely making moves and has 3 fights atleast lined up for AJ with good paydays should he win.
     
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