Written 19th November
Anthony Joshua Betting Tips
Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz 2 Betting
Date - December 7th 2019
Venue - Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
How To Watch - Sky Sports Box Office
Andy Ruiz pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent boxing history when he beat Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican came into the fight as a 25/1 underdog before winning by TKO in the 7th round. Joshua admitted Ruiz got the best of him in the opener, but we doubt he will give him as easy a ride in the rematch.
Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr Comparison
|Tale Of The Tape||Anthony Joshua||Andy Ruiz Jr|
|Height||198 cm||188 cm|
|Weight||248 lbs||268 lbs|
|Hometown||Watford, England||Imperial, California, USA|
Anthony Joshua Round Betting
One of the most popular ways to bet on boxing is round betting. Particularly when betting on Anthony Joshua, who has built a reputation for his brutal knockouts. Only one of Joshua’s wins has ever gone the distance, with the majority ending in the opening 3 rounds. When we look at the round betting for Anthony Joshua v Ruiz, there are plenty of opportunities for value.
|Round||Anthony Joshua Odds To Win||Andy Ruiz Odds To Win|
Joshua to win in the 7th round might be the shortest round betting price, but arguably represents the most value at the same time. Joshua’s last win against Alexander Povetkin came in Round 7, so a repeat of that performance isn’t out of the question. Which round do you predict the fight to end in? Remember, when you place £10 on round betting at Bet UK, you’ll get a £10 free bet to place on another round.
Ever since Anthony Joshua lost against Andy Ruiz Jr, there has been talk of whether he is past his best, or whether or not he was ever that good to start with? Coming into the rematch, this is the first time that Joshua might be considered an underdog and it will be interesting to see how he goes about his preparation. One thing that will help Joshua is that his opponent is set in stone this time around. For his last camp, everything would have been centered around fighting 6ft 4 Jarrell Miller, before eventually fighting 6ft Andy Ruiz at short notice.
Apparently going back to basics in his training camp, Joshua has scrapped his previous sparring partners and brought in 5 new faces. The name most familiar will be Derrick Chisora, who is said to be impressed with Joshua’s shape. AJ has reportedly trimmed down to lean muscle as he looks to gain an edge over Ruiz. Each of Joshua’s sparring partners replicates a part of Ruiz’s fighting style. American Timothy Moten is almost identical in terms of height and weight, whilst Albon Pervizaj has the quick hands and movement that Ruiz showed in the first fight. Every sign points to AJ being much more prepared, but at the same time, so will Ruiz. It’ll be interesting to see a fight in which both fighters have been fully focused on fighting each other.
No one can deny that Andy Ruiz deserved to win his first fight against Joshua, but this time around will be the real test. As we mentioned earlier, both fighters will have been preparing well in advance, knowing their opponent and knowing how they will fight. Ruiz has already revealed that he is planning to cut almost a stone in preparation for this fight, in order to be even faster than he was the first time around. That will surely see him move around the ring quicker, but will it help in sustaining the heavy punches that Joshua is bound to throw his way?
Ruiz is confident that he knows how Joshua is going to fight in the rematch, suggesting the Brit will try to win on points. Ruiz hasn’t let that affect his preparation however and is adamant he will continue to fight the way that best suits him. That means giving Joshua as little space to breath as possible and barraging him with quick, powerful punches. Ruiz has been open about his preparation and staged an open training session at the end of October. Ruiz hasn’t lost an ounce of strength after he has trimmed down, setting up what should be a fight for the ages.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
This will be a close fight between two fighters who have solid game plans and have trained in perfect preparation. We can’t see Joshua losing against Ruiz for a second time, and after having months to perfectly prepare fighting him, he should edge this one on a decision.
Alexander Povetkin v Michael Hunter
40 year old Alexander Povetkin faces Michael Hunter in the first fight of a packed undercard. Both fighters have stellar records, and although drug suspensions have blighted Povetkin’s later career, he is still an Olympic gold medallist with only 2 professional losses. Similarly, Hunter has only lost on fight, against former unified Cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk. Povetkin showed in his last fight that age hasn’t slowed him down and he is still a powerful fighter. Experience could be the edge in this one, so we expect Povetkin to win a close fight. Regardless of the result, this will be a great fight to get fans excited for Joshua v Ruiz.
Filip Hrgovic v Eric Molina
Filip Hrgovic is looking for his 3rd win in just under 7 months when he faces Eric Molina. Hrgovic faces a man who hasn’t won a high profile fight in a few years. Molina did actually work his way up to a heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua back in 2016, but he has struggled for the big stage since then. Despite being 27, Hrgovic has only had 9 pro fights, but has won every one of them. His last win came against Mario Heredia, knocking down the big Mexican with a combo in the 3rd round. Despite the lack of experience, Hrgovic should easily win this fight and establish himself as a late bloomer.
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