The rematch is on - AJ vs Ruiz Jr. II

Who wins the rematch

  • AJ Points

  • AR Points

  • AJ (T)KO

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Ar558a

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I believe the real AJ will return and do the biz hopefully in front of 80,000 of the faithful in Cardiff. (Best not to get sparked out in Sparring this time!)
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I believe the real AJ will return and do the biz hopefully in front of 80,000 of the faithful in Cardiff. (Best not to get sparked out in Sparring this time!)
I don't know man, Ruiz had little trouble walking through Joshua's shots and firing back immediately. Ruiz will always win that kind of fight unless Joshua pops his jab and moves his feet.
 

Ar558a

Fighting the Fury loving Scum
Jun 2, 2019
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I don't know man, Ruiz had little trouble walking through Joshua's shots and firing back immediately. Ruiz will always win that kind of fight unless Joshua pops his jab and moves his feet.
He had no trouble after AJ was rash and didn't expect Ruiz to fight back. AJ knocked Ruiz down first. Next time he'll do that again and not rush in and then with a clear head will have a much better chance if Ruiz tries to rush in.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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He had no trouble after AJ was rash and didn't expect Ruiz to fight back. AJ knocked Ruiz down first. Next time he'll do that again and not rush in and then with a clear head will have a much better chance if Ruiz tries to rush in.
I don't think he had any trouble at all. Who do you think won the 1st round?
 
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He had no trouble after AJ was rash and didn't expect Ruiz to fight back. AJ knocked Ruiz down first. Next time he'll do that again and not rush in and then with a clear head will have a much better chance if Ruiz tries to rush in.
So every time Joshua hurts Ruiz he has to back off and jab but then hes letting Ruiz recover every time, can AJ do this for 12 rounds whilst taking bodyshots im not sure, I dont want it to be in the UK the ref will help AJ like the Parker fight
 

Ar558a

Fighting the Fury loving Scum
Jun 2, 2019
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So every time Joshua hurts Ruiz he has to back off and jab but then hes letting Ruiz recover every time, can AJ do this for 12 rounds whilst taking bodyshots im not sure, I dont want it to be in the UK the ref will help AJ like the Parker fight
Better than rushing in again and risking getting clobbered in the head. I don't want AJ to win like that I want him to KO him properly but it looks like that might be too risky to try as Ruiz clearly has a granite chin considering 21 previous fighters including Wlad couldn't recover.

I think it is only far that AJ gets the chance to reclaim the belts on home turf. He lost them on foreign soil so he should get the chance to win the back in front of 80,000 of the faithful in Cardiff. (also I hate US fights a 4,5,6am!)
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Just saw that Ruiz says he won't go to England unless he gets $50 mill guaranteed.

If I were him, I'd demand the fight be in the Alamo Dome in Texas.
 
Reactions: BobDigi5060
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If Lennox Lewis stood toe to toe with David Tua, Tua would have knocked him out.

Similarly I see AJ changing his approach. Jabbing and throwing the right almost exclusively. No fucking around in the rematch with body shots and hooks and uppercuts. AR will press and he will pay for it. Stiff powerful jabs and right hands end it probably around 8 rounds of a nasty beating AJ hands AR.

It was a fun first fight but you gotta see that AJ took big risks by getting inside trading with the man who had faster hands. He didn't need to give up his reach and height advantage. Knowing all this he's not going to make that mistake twice. No way they let him.
 
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Jul 15, 2012
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At this point I don't know who wins. I can see AJ shocking Ruiz by coming out aggressive, but from the outside with straights and having success. The more I think about AJ's strategy it might be best to stay true to himself and not fight off the backfoot. Ruiz can come in better condition, but it only takes another clean shot from AJ to put him down again.
 
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I don't think AJ is really being rushed he might put on the fight of his life. That's what I expect. Him to do better and likely win.
 

Ar558a

Fighting the Fury loving Scum
Jun 2, 2019
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At this point I don't know who wins. I can see AJ shocking Ruiz by coming out aggressive, but from the outside with straights and having success. The more I think about AJ's strategy it might be best to stay true to himself and not fight off the backfoot. Ruiz can come in better condition, but it only takes another clean shot from AJ to put him down again.

I'd like that to be true but with you're career on the line it's too big a risk. If he's conservative and wins on points or a late stoppage then he can return to being the Champion and then go on to beat Wilder and Fury and become a great. He loses he's a bum who lost twice to a little fat guy and retires as a prospect who flattered to deceive. Too much to risk that difference in potential legacy. Plus it's probably good that he learns to fight boring in case there are other small guys with similar styles that challenge later on.
 
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Jun 5, 2013
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It’s alright saying “fight boring” as in just jab and move your feet, throw nicely timed right hands, but that’s much harder than it sounds, especially against a guy like Ruiz and for a guy like AJ. The rematch is on a knife edge for me, I hope AJ can pull it off but Ruiz knows he can hurt him, he knows he can take huge punches from AJ, he will close the gap several times during the fight and get his punches in, he’s going to land, Joshua will tire, these are the Tangibles that could see this being another disastrous night for Joshua.

Wins or lose in my opinion he still fights both Fury and Joshua, he can beat enough contenders convincingly to earn a shot at anyone.
 
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