Joshua vs Ruiz Jr. Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (Boxing - 1.6.2019)

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Joshua vs Ruiz Jr. Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (Boxing - 1.6.2019)
Anthony Joshua makes his American debut against Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden. Will AJ successfully defend his four belts? This post contains our Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz betting preview with expert picks, betting tips, best odds, bookie promotions and no deposit free bets on this fight!

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AJ is expected to respond Deontay Wilder with an explosive performance of his own

Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) is hot favourite in the betting to claim career win number 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York. He has only gone the distance once in 22 career fights. On his last fight, back in September 2018, Alexander Povetkin was ahead on the cards in September before AJ won by TKO in the seventh. Prior to that, a 10th-round KO over Carlos Takam in October 2017 preceded a 12-rounder with Joseph Parker in March 2018.

Being his first fight in the US, it is reasonable to expect Joshua to go looking for a stoppage as soon as the opportunity presents itself. The Olympic gold medallist is the much bigger man at 6’6″ compared to Ruiz at 6’2″. Plus, his 82″ reach advantage is far superior to the Mexican's 74″. Against Ruiz the preferred tactics also would be to box from the outside, use his natural advantages and slowly discourage and disarm the brave challenge

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Ruiz's sole defeat on his record came against Joseph Parker

Andy Ruiz Jr. is 32-1, with 22 knockouts. That form has him ranked 14th in the world and 4th in the USA, behind Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller and Dominic Breazeal. He was hastily drafted in as a replacement after Jarrell Miller failed a drug test. He’s an excellent technical boxer and came really close to winning a world title against Joseph Parker in December 2016. That loss remains Ruiz’s only defeat in 33 fights. The  Mexican-American has quietly accumulated three wins since then against respectable but opponent status fighters. He stopped Alexander Dimitrenko in five rounds last month. Prior to that, he recorded a first round KO over Devin Vargas (20-4-0) in Carson, before out-pointing Kevin Johnson (32-9-1) over 10 rounds.

Ruiz is a small heavyweight and only fights in this weight class due to the extra weight. His most significant victories were accumulated against fighters whose stars were in decline. That list includes a tired Siarhei Liakhovich in 2014 and an aging Ray Austin in 2016. Despite his boxing ability, this is a huge physical mismatch. We expect Ruiz to be picked off by the champion’s rock-solid jab.

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr Best Odds

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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr Predictions  

Our expert boxing tipsters have deeply analysed all the key betting factors about this fight and each fighter. As a result, we provide the best picks on the Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight below. Back our expert tips as singles or use a Bet365 Bet Builder tool (such as Betfair's Same Game Multi or BetVictor's PriceItUp Builder) to put them all together in a single multiple bet.

  • Betfair Sportsbook BonusMethod of Victory
    Anthony Joshua by TKO  
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusTotal Rounds
    Under 6.5 rounds  
  • Coral betting bonusFight To Go The Distance
  • BetVictor Betting BonusRound Betting
    Joshua in Round 5

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