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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz II Odds, Predictions, Picks

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz II Odds: Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua will run it back for the heavyweight championship after the 15 to 1 betting underdog Ruiz knocked out Joshua via 7th round knockout. Ruiz, 33-1, 22 KO’s, is only a +275 moneyline underdog in the return bout with Joshua, 22-1, 21 KO’s, listed as the -350 favorite. Can the “Destroyer” Ruiz defend his newly minted title in the same spectacular fashion that he seized it? Is Anthony Joshua an overrated hype job? ESPN2 News breaks down the rematch.

Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua Odds have Joshua -350 at BOVADA

Anthony Joshua – Boxer: Physical specimen that intimidates through sheer size, power and finishing ability. 6’6″ 250 Lbs. of modern day physical science with a long armed 83″ reach. Huge puncher with both barrels, the right hand holding slightly more boom with a sledgehammer impact. Above-average handspeed used to good effect outside especially with a sneaky hook. Early power is among the best ever seen in boxing but power fades in and out with a highly questionable gas tank. Layers of muscle seem to have an effect of heavy armor weighing down his arms and slowing his movements after intense exchanges. Good fundamental defense but still has not learned how to use reach effectively. Hand placement is suspect with a look of vulnerability to keep the hands up or down. Good chin despite recent knowdowns but might have earned enough paydays to dull the necessary champions hunger to win. Slow feet might be biggest weakness without much footwork skill despite an excellent physique. Won the Gold-Medal but had only 30 amateur fights and limited pro experience despite becoming champion.

Andy Ruiz – Boxer: The modern day “Two Ton” Tony Galento comes forward swing for the fences. Listed generously at 6’2″ the more like 6-footer knows how to use his 270 Lbs. of mass like the sultan of swat Babe Ruth. Ruiz can flat out punch and for a man of his girth he has arguably the quickest hands of any fat man we’ve seen don a pair of gloved Everlasts. Guided under Abel Sanchez the influence of being around Gennaddy Golovkin rubbed off and the slickster rarely gets hit with a good shot except when he gambles and decides to go for broke while in range. 100+ amateurs scraps of experience shows with a punishing jab to the head and body and unshakable moxie. Excellent stamina despite truck driver physique with a high punch volume. Knows how to use angles and cut the ring off despite only average foot-speed. Cheap shot artist that can rip blind shots the the brain stem inside or dig debilitating bodyshots above or below the belt. Leaves chin high in the air while going-toe-to-toe but can eat a bomb and continue on like a Danny Trejo-esque California tough guy.

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz II Boxing Predictions: Andy Ruiz KO 10

Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua Tale-Of-The Tape

Joshua/Ruiz

Strength/Size: Joshua +2

Height/Reach: Joshua +6

Power: 10/9

Hand Speed: 7/8.5

Stamina: 5/8

Defense 7/8

Chin/Resiliency: 7.5/9

Punch Volume: 6/8

Jab: 7/8

Agility/Balance: 6/6

Bodypunching/In-Fight: 8/6

Bodypunch Resilence: 7/8

Intelligence: 7/8

Confidence/Focus/Will To Win: Ruiz +2

Cuts/Injury/Age/Inactivity: –

Judges Scoring: Joshua +3

Trainer: Ruiz +1

Public perce

PointsBet Odds: Joshua -350

ESPN2 News Odds: Ruiz -150

 

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