Ruiz vs Joshua 2019 Boxing Live Watch Stream Free Online: With the failure of Anthony Joshua’s team to reach an agreement with either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder’s camp, attention was turned to Jarrell Miller who was refused a licence by the New York Athletic Commission after failing three different tests for performance-enhancing drugs.
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Ruiz vs Joshua
IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight title
Place: Madison Square Garden in New York
Time: 10:00pm ET
Ruiz vs Joshua Live Stream
Andy Ruiz Jr has stepped into the breach to replace Miller and although his record of 32 wins and 1 loss in his 33 fights reads well on paper, odds of 12/1 that he pulls off a shock success shows the magnitude of his task.
The decision to showcase Joshua to an American audience may be close to fruition but plenty of boxing fans will want the heavyweight champion to dispatch Ruiz Jr quickly and his promoter Eddie Hearn to focus on striking a deal for his fighter to face one of boxing’s other big guns in town.
An early stoppage
Joshuawill be hoping to announce himself to an American audience in some style and there may be added pressure on him to produce an electric knockout finish early to excite the crowd. With a five-inch height advantage and an eight-inch reach superiority, Joshua’s tactics would normally be to work behind a strong job early, but could he be willing to take earlier risks in order to impress boxing’s biggest market?
Ruiz Jr is nowhere near as big a price to win as Buster Douglas was when he knocked out Mike Tyson in 1990 and punters anticipating an upset should note that Ruiz Jr is 250/1 to win inside the opening three minutes and the only three rounds in which his price is shorter are rounds 9, 10 and 11, when you can get 175/1.
SN Pick: Anthony Joshua