Joshua v Ruiz Fight Selections
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Saturday night sees two of boxing’s heavyweights come together once again.
It’s the long-awaited rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua, with Diriyah in Saudi Arabia playing host to the much-anticipated showdown.
The pair met for the first time in June this year, and it was an evening that Joshua will want to erase from memory as soon as possible. And he can do that with victory on Saturday night.
New York’s Madison Square Garden played host last time out, where Ruiz Jr floored Joshua four times, before a seventh-round stoppage in his favour.
It stunned the entire boxing world and even many further afield, with Joshua suffering his first defeat as a professional.
The Briton lost his IBF, WBO and WBA world that night, and is looking to get them back in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua is currently 4/9 to win the match. And Ruiz Jr is available at 7/4. A draw is currently 25/1.
It’s currently 9/4 for the fight to go the full distance.
It’s 4/7 for Ruiz Jr to be knocked down, with Joshua to be knocked down available at 5/4. Both to go down is currently 3/1.
It’s currently 4/1 for Joshua to win despite being knocked down. And it’s currently 8/1 for Ruiz Jr to win after being knocked down.
It’s 5/4 for the Briton to win by Technical Knockout, while it’s 15/4 for Ruiz Jr to do the same. Joshua by Knockout is 15/4, with his opponent winning by Knockout currently 10/1.
Joshua is 4/1 to win by Unanimous Decision, and 18/1 to win by Split Decision.
The 30-year-old is 40/1 to win by Majority Decision.
For the winner last time out, it’s currently 28/1 for a Unanimous Decision victory. It’s 50/1 for a Split Decision win, and 80/1 for Ruiz Jr to claim the titles and subsequent bragging rights by Majority Decision.
Ruiz Jr heads into the event having fought 34 times, winning 33 of those. And 22 of those victories have been by KO.
And Joshua has won 22 of his 23 fights. 21 of those have come through KO.
It looks set to be another dramatic affair, with Joshua favourite to come out on top. It’s undoubtedly one of the most important fights in his career, if not the history of the sport, but can he do it?