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Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Betting
The International Boxing Federation, International Boxing Organization, World Boxing Association, and World Boxing Organization world heavyweight titles of Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 knockouts) will be on the line June 1 when he faces challenger Andy Ruiz Jr. (32-1-0, 21 knockouts) at Madison Square Garden, New York. This bout can be seen on DAZN.
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
Why: Unification Heavyweight Title
Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fact is that Andy Ruiz faces understandably long odds in this one. Ruiz was the third choice as an opponent to Joshua in this fight. Joshua should not expect much of a threat.
Unification Heavyweight Title
This heavyweight unification title bout has been a hassle to put together. Last December it was planned that Joshua would fight Dillan Whyte. But Whyte pulled out due to what he called a “lowball” offer. There was also haggling over the location. Even after Whyte got a better offer the matchup fell through.
In February an agreement was reached for Joshua to meet Jarrel Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. Interest was high and it was the highest-grossing pre-sale in the history of MSG for a boxing match. However, Miller tested positive for a banned substance and the fight was off. The problem was that 17,000 tickets had already been sold, and 10,000 of those were from Britain.
After the Miller fight fell through, Andy Ruiz Jr. stated that he wanted a shot at Joshua. Finally, on May 1, the fight was announced. Ruiz will get $7 million to serve as the massive underdog to Joshua with coverage on DAZN.
Ruiz is currently ranked 14th in the world. He is 29 years old and is a native of Imperial, California where he still resides. Also known as “destroyer” Ruiz stands at six feet, two inches tall with a reach of 74 inches. Ruiz has won his last three consecutive bouts.
Last time out Ruiz scored an RTD win over Alexander Dimitrenko on April 20. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds and ended in the fifth. The bout took place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Anthony Joshua is also known as “AJ.” He is ranked number one in the world as the unification heavyweight champion. Joshua is a native of Waterford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom where he still resides. The champ last stepped into the ring on September 22, 2018, against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in Wembley. Joshua scored a technical knockout win in the seventh round as Povetkin went down twice in the seventh round.
Since winning the title International Boxing Federation heavyweight title belt in a technical knockout against Charles Martin on April 9, 2016, Joshua has won six consecutive title defense bouts. He has won four consecutive unification championship fights.
Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Betting Odds
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Anthony Joshua ( -2775 ) Vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. ( +1725 ).
The current boxing line has Anthony Joshua as the boxing favorite at -2775, meaning you have to risk $2775 to win $100. Andy Ruiz Jr. is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +1725, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $1725.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Check back later for the total rounds betting line. For example, if the total rounds betting line is Over 9.5 Rounds ( -170 ), that means that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet you would need to bet $170 to win $100. The Under 9.5 +Rounds ( +170 ), would mean you would need to risk $100 to win $170.
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