Joshua vs Ruiz: Anatomy of an Upset (Video)

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Bogotazo, Nov 30, 2019 at 1:54 PM.


  1. Crixus139

    Crixus139 Member Full Member

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    nice video, enjoyed that - thanks!
     
  2. Emerald Oracle

    Emerald Oracle Active Member Full Member

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    Correct, it was a beatdown that exposed him for what many had said all along when his hypetrain was at full speed; a good fighter but not great who had been manufactured through being protected and smart matchmaking. This rematch will be going the same way as the first IMO.
     
  3. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo Amateur Full Member

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    Thanks for the compliment. Yeah, for this fight in particular the copyright was easily flagged, even though I put a filter. It sucks when they give them 30 days to respond.
     
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  4. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo Amateur Full Member

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    This is the key for me as well. In the first two rounds, Joshua is doing alright on the outside, but he's not truly controlling the fight. I noticed (and tried to show) that even when he's just jabbing, Ruiz can time it and step in as Joshua pulls back. It's very tricky. I'm not sure if he has it in him to feint and mix it up constantly to avoid the counters coming back.
     
  5. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo Amateur Full Member

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    Isn't mid-range where he couldn't hang with Ruiz? When both were trading Ruiz constantly got the better of it. I don't think it's down to just one temple shot.
     
  6. uranage

    uranage Well-Known Member Full Member

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    When Ruiz stands mid-range and waits, Joshua tagged him. Heck, in round 5 (2 rounds after the temple shot), Joshua won that round because Ruiz would wait mid-range and this gave Joshua a chance to tag him.

    Ruiz own trainer told him not to wait mid-range, keep it close.

    The temple shot is the shot that started it, prior to that, no punch from Ruiz hurt Joshua.
     
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  7. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo Amateur Full Member

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    I see what you mean, he definitely can't just be static at mid range. He's best staying outside or jabbing his way in while Joshua pulls back. He can counter at mid-range but if he just hangs in the pocket Joshua gets his opportunities.
     


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