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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua Betting
Andy Ruiz Jr. shocked the world this summer. He came into his bout with Anthony Joshua as a massive +1100 underdog per the boxing betting odds, and he stunned everyone by beating Joshua by TKO in the seventh round. Ruiz (33-1 with 22 knockouts) was sent to the canvas in the third round, but he responded with a fury of punches and dropped Joshua (22-1 with 21 knockouts) twice later in the round. The next three rounds between the two heavyweights were rather lackadaisical, but Ruiz exploded once again in the seventh round.
Ruiz sent Joshua to the mat once again after 30 seconds, and Joshua was knocked down again 30 seconds later. That left Joshua disheveled, and the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion in the world went to his corner and essentially threw in the towel. That made Ruiz the best heavyweight in boxing and paved the way for a lucrative rematch.
These two will square off for the second time this year on Pearl Harbor Day in Saudi Arabia. The winner will be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and this fight is tentatively scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET on DAZN.
When: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Where: Diriyah Arena, Diriya, Saudi Arabia
Why: WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight titles
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua Betting Odds
Andy Ruiz Jr. +184
Anthony Joshua -220
Total Rounds 7.5 (Over -150 / Under +120)
Although Ruiz won the first fight between these two heavyweights, Joshua is the favorite per the boxing betting odds. There has been some action on the current champion though as Joshua opened as a -250 favorite on the boxing betting line earlier this week.
To those unfamiliar with betting on boxing, you would need to bet $220 on Joshua to win $100 at these boxing odds. If you believe Ruiz will win this bout, a $100 bet on Ruiz would return $184.
As the fight nears, there will be decision betting too. You will be able to bet on whether the fight is decided by KO, TKO, or decision, and you can bet on which boxer will win the fight in that fashion as well.
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Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz became the first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage six months ago, and he has been consistently underrated throughout his professional career. He is incredibly nimble for his size, and his footwork is impeccable.
Ruiz started his career in Mexico, winning his first three bouts south of the Rio Grande River. He showcased his power with knockout victories in 13 of his first 19 bouts, and that earned him a shot at the WBO Intercontinental title in July 2013. Ruiz knocked out Joe Hanks in Macau, and he tore through his next 10 opponents before the first 12-round bout of his career.
The distance proved to be a little much for Ruiz. He suffered his first and only loss when he took on Joseph Parker for the WBO Heavyweight strap in December 2016, losing by mixed decision. However, he responded with three straight victories prior to his incredibly victory over Joshua.
Anthony Joshua didn’t start boxing until he was 18, but he quickly showed that he was an incredible prospect. It only took Joshua three years to become the best amateur in his class, winning the 2010 and 2011 English National Championships and the 2010 Great Britain Championships before claiming gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
All that success in such a short amount of time led to his professional career being fast tracked. Joshua won his first eight fights by knockout inside of three rounds, and then he won the WBC International title over Denis Bakhtov by TKO in the second round in October 2014. He continued to knock out every opponent inside of three rounds until his 15th fight when Dillian Whyte lasted seven rounds before succumbing to Joshua’s power.
Joshua won his first strap in April 2016 by knocking out Charles Martin in the second round to move to 16-0, and he unified the belts when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017 at Wembley Stadium. He became the undisputed champion after beating Joseph Parker in March 2018, and that was his only bout that went the distance. Joshua has been itching for a rematch since he lost his belts, so he will be out to prove himself once more against Ruiz.
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