Ruiz v Joshua II

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Jul 31, 2019.



  1. Scissors

    Scissors Up the reds Full Member

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    Looks like Hearn/Joshua calling the shots.

    Where could these venues be? Can’t imagine Nigeria would have the funds. I know Dubai has just opened a new 17k capacity arena, there? Mexico? The Aztecs would be iconic. Saudi? Can’t imagine it.

     
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  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Active Member Full Member

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    Unfortunately these other venue's are just a tactic for Eddie to stall whilst he deals with Ruiz being a baby
     
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  3. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    I think it’s reasonable for Ruiz to be very sceptical of fighting in the UK after the Whyte issue.

    I know I would be in his shoes. The deck wouldve been totally stacked against him and now he would feel he can’t trust the drug testing.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't understand why it isn't happening in New York again.
    That would make sense for both fighters.
    Hearn claimed that Joshua wanted it in Madison Square Garden, and Ruiz said he's happy with New York again.
     
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  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Active Member Full Member

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    I get that but if the agreement was as Eddie says
    Then Ruiz and team are just being arses

    It might work so fair play
     
  6. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    I felt Eddie was very careful with his wording. It wasn’t clear whether having a rematch in the UK was a clause or not.

    Reading between the lines it sounds like it wasn’t.
     
  7. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What's the delay? Serious question. I want to see this fight!
     
  8. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    Buying as much time as he can for Joshua to improve and prepare for the rematch, I imagine it will take place around February/March.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    We're getting a clash in the colosseum
     
  10. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    You mean the copperbox?
     
  11. Degale

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    Take him to Cardiff, would be a special night for British boxing.
     
  12. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    Of course that's what Matchroom would want because they could stack the deck as much as possible (without considering the UK's new dubious reputation for drug testing).

    I hope it happens somewhere more neutral so it's a totally fair test. That's what was good about New York. I think if Joshua could 'right the wrong' at MSG it would win him tonnes of respect.
     
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  13. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    if Joshua wins in dodgy circumstances because of the home venue it wont do his reputation any good. I guess it doesn't matter these days does it, juiced to the gills, cards stacked in his favour, a win is a win right? on a level playing field its highly likely AJ could lose again, so I guess they will do all they can...
     
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  14. im sparticus

    im sparticus To The Upmost Full Member

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    The clause would of been that MR pick the venue.
     
  15. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    Perhaps - but the fact it's taking so long makes me think it isn't that clear cut. If it was easy and clear, the fight would be organised for a UK venue.