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    Well done AJ.

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    Very professional performance from AJ. Ruiz couldn’t get near him!

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    That was a superb performance. I didn't think he could box like that, fluid and snappy.
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    Ruiz probably shouldn't have used enormous pizza eating as his build up.
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    That's the way to do it.

    Utterly outboxed.

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    Enjoyed that. Fantastic boxing from Joshua. Superb.
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    I love how Joshua and Chisora are mates. Such a weird combo
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    I found it a bit boring tbh! But AJ did what he had to do, kept moving and kept away from that dangerous inside area where Ruiz hammered him last time.

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    Very impressed with AJ, didn't think he had that in him.

    Hope they don't host any more fights in Saudi, the human rights violations are awful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Ruiz probably shouldn't have used enormous pizza eating as his build up.
    That was the biggest disappointment. I really didn't expect him to throw a Buster Douglas. To be saying post title fight ' I'm not saying 3 months of partying didn't have any effect because it clearly did' is brutally self aware if nothing else. I watched the fight again this morning without commentary and it was boring as hell. It threatened to be a stinker, and it delivered. Joshua's record will show only show a W though which makes it mission complete. It wasn't without it's moments, and Joshua took some big shots from Ruiz, but a man who has prepared to face a specific opponent for six solid months having already fought him should always come out on top against a fighter who spent half of that time living la vida loca. Mike Tyson sustained it for a short while. Andy Ruiz is not Mike Tyson.

    I'm not trying to take anything away from Anthony Joshua - he got the win, he is unified champion again and back in the top 3. He did what he had to do. But that wasn't the second coming of Lennox Lewis. He spent most of the night on the back foot employing the Herbie Hide defence. Riddick Bowe must be smarter than Ruiz as it only took him till round 3 to work out Hide wasn't going to stay still to be punched much and resorted to 'stand still and fight me f****t' insults. Joshua's clearly smarter than Hyde because he resisted them for longer when Ruiz started them with ten seconds to go.

    I'm not sure what that win tells us about Anthony Joshua. He's now Frank Mk3? Essentially still Frank Mk2, but he's had the engine tuned, some bodywork refining done, mpg and efficiency increased, a new set of wheels and a systems management upgrade.

    We now know he can get on his bike for 12 rounds against short fighters who walk forward all night. Which will be great for the talked about Saudi millions payday pantomime rematch. Not so great against tall fighters with a longer reach who walk forward all night with faster hands than you and not so good against taller fighters with a much longer reach who can box your face off all night.

    He's back in the big time, everyone's happy but I think given the margin of the victory and the style of the defeat a third fight would be almost farcical. Had Ruiz done as promised, and gone out on his shield instead of coming in on his snack tray there might be a case, but after a fight that looked at times like a public exhibition Eddie Hearn is going to have to really sell that one.

    If, as Eddie Hearn claims, Anthony Joshua is now a King, he is still yet to claim his Kingdom, but he did claim the award for media gaffe of the event, expressing his desire to decapitate his opponent in a nation where that was carried out 149 times last year. Know what I mean, Harry?

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    From what I saw, I think Fury would dominate AJ. That's a volte-face on my previous opinion. Fury may just be the best. And you can't leave Wilder out of the conversation. It would be great to find out but of course the sanctioning bodies are already dropping mandatory challengers into the equation to fuck up a unification bout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    From what I saw, I think Fury would dominate AJ. That's a volte-face on my previous opinion. Fury may just be the best. And you can't leave Wilder out of the conversation. It would be great to find out but of course the sanctioning bodies are already dropping mandatory challengers into the equation to fuck up a unification bout.
    Fury 'says' He's got a contract with Wilders signature on, and the only thing that could complicate that was a Ruiz win ,and they'll square off in February. Joshua's got to keep busy and keep winning until at least that's settled, with an Undisputed, Lineal World Title up for grabs if he can in a years time. The Ruiz Trilogy would seem like a soft option to achieve that, but I really hope it doesn't happen and like you say, the WBC are in a current pickle with their No1 Contender situation. Dillian Whytes been No1 contender for almost 2 years. he's now been exonerated after a false positive drugs test and he is owed a title shot. Fighters have been paid to step aside before, but Saturday showed he's not the kind of guy to step aside for anyone. It might be we're looking at early 2021 for the fight everyone wants to see. Wilder -fury 2 is a step forward but unfortunately it's still a far from clear road to a single Champion.

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    WBO have Usyk as mandatory challenger as well, which really muddies the waters.
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    and hes in Eddie Hearns shadow.

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    Fair play to AJ, I said before the fight that I thought he needed to impose his size and power on Ruiz and I didn't think he could outbox him and he proved me totally wrong. That is the best boxing perfomance AJ has ever produced, some causal fans may find it boring but I don't find it boring at all, boxing is not all about showreel KO's it's about hitting and not getting hit and he played this to perfection.

    Heard some fans and fools like Wilder trying to claim AJ ran which is nonsense really, he boxed on the back foot and kept him on the end of the jab. Ruiz face certaintly didn't look like AJ ran.

    The mandatory fights coming are a blessing as Fury and Wilder are fighting and if Fury wins Wilder will have a rematch clause. Any unification isn't realisitically going to happen until end of 2020/start of 2021 at the earliest anyway.

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    Fair play to AJ, I said before the fight that I thought he needed to impose his size and power on Ruiz and I didn't think he could outbox him and he proved me totally wrong. That is the best boxing perfomance AJ has ever produced, some causal fans may find it boring but I don't find it boring at all, boxing is not all about showreel KO's it's about hitting and not getting hit and he played this to perfection.

    Heard some fans and fools like Wilder trying to claim AJ ran which is nonsense really, he boxed on the back foot and kept him on the end of the jab. Ruiz face certaintly didn't look like AJ ran.

    The mandatory fights coming are a blessing as Fury and Wilder are fighting and if Fury wins Wilder will have a rematch clause. Any unification isn't realisitically going to happen until end of 2020/start of 2021 at the earliest anyway.

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    Wilder vs Fury 2 set for Feb 22nd in Vegas

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    For all the bollocks spouted about both Wilder, who many claim fought no one on his way up, and Fury being well over hyped and past it, tonights fight is a real match up of two styles. I would be amazed to see it go the distance. If it does , Fury wins. He is such a good boxing technician. However he has got to steer clear of that right hand. He may even box south paw tonight! Fury needs to be on his mettle for 36 minutes. Wilder needs one opportunity. Tight call. Heart says Fury, head says Wilder
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    Fury. We saw peak Wilder last time but not peak Fury and he still couldn't beat him. Wilder's only weapon is his punching power and Fury took his best. Intriguing thing will be if Fury goes for a KO or not. The change in trainer suggests he might.
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    I think Wilder wins on a tko when Fury's eye opens up again.

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    I reckon we will see South Paw Fury today. If he can do it well and protect his eye then he wins on points.

    It slightly worries me all the talk from Fury about knocking Wilder out, his weight backs this up too - hes not a puncher.
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    How is Fury 3 Stone heavier than Wilder? The guy is seriously out of shape for a professional boxer.
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    I’m going Wilder KO. I don’t think Fury avoids the big right hand for the whole fight. I want Fury to win, but I don’t think he will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    How is Fury 3 Stone heavier than Wilder? The guy is seriously out of shape for a professional boxer.
    Because Wilder is a very light heavyweight for his height, even at a career heaviest? He weighed in 6 pounds lighter than Joshua, yet hes 2 inches taller, does that mean Joshua was out of shape?

    Andy Ruiz at 283, 10 pounds heavier and 7 inches smaller than Fury was a seriously out of shape boxer.

    The'yve both come in heavier than expected, neither is out of shape

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    Fury is all over Wilder. Two knockdowns in first five rounds!
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    Brilliant from Fury.

    Didn't think he could do that.

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    Towel is in! Fury wins

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    Piece of cake! Wilder's not been bullied before. Has no boxing ability to fall back on. He landed some big shots in R1 but Fury just took them.
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    An absolute masterclass. What a performance!

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