It really was thats crazy, he was totally done.It was over 25 seconds between being knocked down and the fight being stopped
If Ruiz were to work on counter-punching AJ's lazy jab to the body with crisp and explosive right hooks he might spark him even quicker..I'm leaning 60/40 in the direction of Joshua winning a decision in the rematch if he plays it safe and decides to box and jab more. Even if he wins though, he's lunch meat for Fury or Wilder.
If AJ doesn't work on and use his jab to the face more in the rematch, then he might as well retire. Ruiz is shorter and slower(body movement, not hands). There's no reason to let a quick fisted fighter get inside if you have the physical tools that Joshua has.If Ruiz were to work on counter-punching AJ's lazy jab to the body with crisp and explosive right hooks he might spark him even quicker..
AJ needs to (re)learn how and when to even throw a proper jab to the chin. But like I said just some more weight lifting and he'll be fine.
It's interesting what you say about him spouting a load of philosophy.AJs main issue is he is thick as pigshit. He genuinely has a low IQ and can’t really think for himself. Something just seems off whenever he speaks or asks a question.
When he’s quoting all this philosophical shite it’s like he’s just parroting it without understanding any of what it means.
You saw it in the corner last night - he was actually asking Rob McClaren ‘what’s Ruiz going to do?’. It’s like he can’t function without direct instruction
He needs someone guiding him on every step
He’s also a bit of a bully mentality and has things his own way a lot. No one ever punishes him for hitting after the bell and when the ref is between him and his opponent, dropping his mouth guard etc. It was over 25 seconds between being knocked down and the fight being stopped and people are actually saying the ref stopped it early or he didn’t quit
Think he wins the rematch though
I watched the fight smashed out of my mind on cask ale. Had 5 pints of best bitter and 2 pints from tiny rebel and these functioned as PEDs to allow me to make these acute psychological assessments
Naz was relieved the fight was over.We saw Naz do this. But even he looked more gutted than AJ. He should be embarrassed and angry...