Ruiz v Joshua II

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

  1. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It’s mega money for AJ in fairness. There will be PPV on top plus DAZN are apparently buying the rights to all of their markets. He then has Ruiz on a flat fee so he’s likely to make in excess of £50m

    AJ still has a slight edge also in that he knows and trains in Dubai and it’s a 9 hour time difference for Ruiz
     
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  2. TonyHayers

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    The UK would be ruled out as well as that's a level two also. As is Mexico which I'm sure Ruiz must have visited at some stage?
     
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  3. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There’s no way that Ruiz is going to take a flat fee IMO if the Saudis have just agreed to front a mega millions Vegas style hosting fee.

    I don’t care what the contract might say, Haymon will take it to the courts.

    I suspect AJ/Hearn will have to significantly dip into their part of the pie to get Ruiz fully on board.
     
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  4. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Does anyone know what time this is going to be at? Will it be targeted for the US?

    Will it be a 5am go?
     
  5. Scissors

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    I doubt it. Look at Groves Smith.
     
  6. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wasmt sure how much say DAZN will have
     
  7. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    How powerful do you think Haymon is? It's one thing comparing him to other people involved in boxing, and quite another when he's potentially 'not caring' about a contract which involves the sheer wealth of the Saudi Arabian state.

    I suspect this fight will largely happen as suggested. The upset in the first meant that the rematch was always going to be Ruiz' retirement fund. (And that's not to say he won't win again.)
     
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  9. TonyHayers

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    Once again this all boils down to how everyone involved can make the most money. The contracts signed for the first fight cannot presumably just be torn up. And if the Saudis are stumping up 80m+ then nowhere else is going to realistically compete. The 'level two security risk' argument looks a dead duck, given Ruiz has openly asked for Mexico to be considered (same risk), and what with the UK, France and Germany all at that level as well it seems likely that the US would be too.

    Ruiz is suppose is just doing what everyone does when they're the champion but not the star of the show. This fight is as rich as it is because Joshua's involved. No doubt that would annoy you, but it's reality.
     
  10. Furious

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    I don't think Ruiz has said anything about the security level - not that I've seen anyway. Just Coppinger speculating about what excuse Ruiz' team could use.

    From what little anyone knows about the contract for the rematch, it seems there was a bit of wriggle room on the rematch clause. If Ruiz has signed the rematch with an agreed purse, he should honour that in my opinion.
     
  11. Jurgen

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    The purse really should be 80/20 in favour of the champ - he has a lifetime in McDonalds to think about after this fight.
     
  12. Heisenberg

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    Getting a little fed up with Ruiz Jnr / Team Ruiz now. It wasn’t long ago that the guy was on the verge of quitting boxing, had no money, couldn’t get fights etc. AJ, Hearn etc have effectively set him and his kids up for life and now he wants a bigger slice of the pie (no pun intended). If he was happy to sign a rematch clause 2 months ago, he should honour it and then he literally can name his price going forwards. Now who would of thought Ruiz was the greedy type.... oh wait
     
  13. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ah I totally get maximising profits, but after listening to all the bull **** that has been fed to mugs to make him a multi millionaire paying fortunes for star hub tickets and PPVs. And eddie go on about ethics it is all rather boring.

    AJ is an actor and a boxer.
     
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  14. UKboxingfan

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    Seems like the issue is the money which I can understand given how much AJ will be getting.

    However, he must have known how big the rematch would be if he beat AJ. Nobody cared about the fight before but now we know it’s alot closer than people believed, everyone wants to see it again.
     
  15. Jurgen

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    AJ is being puddened in front of our eyes
     
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