Anthony Joshua victory over Andy Ruiz.

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  1. Dec 8, 2019 #1

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    A masterclass in boxing Luiz couldn't get near him.


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    Anthony Joshua: A new, silkier boxer shows lessons learned in victory over Andy Ruiz


    Listen here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07x7zk8

    "It is easy to do anything in victory, it is in defeat that a man reveals himself."

    Anthony Joshua may now fully grasp the words of Floyd Patterson, the first man to ever reclaim the heavyweight world title.

    Patterson was smashed to the canvas seven times in the third round alone as he gave up his belts to Ingemar Johansson in 1959.

    Joshua touched down twice in his own third-round hell in June when he was floored four times in all by Andy Ruiz Jr.

    There are few lonelier places than the canvas as millions watch a fighter's pride get assaulted in the name of entertainment. To come back, while staring the fear of humiliation in the face again, takes true courage.

    Full article - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/50704526
     
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    It was a very clinical performance. He did get caught a few times but took it well. If he can maintain that sort of composure in future fights he has every chance of being undisputed and being around for a long time
     
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    It was a canny performance, kept Ruiz at arm's length for most of the fight and picked his punches well. There were a couple of moments where he seemed to lose his composure and forget the plan and it almost cost him, but he seemed to snap back into it after getting hit. As Hopsteep says, if he can plan his future fights that well and maintain his discipline he could defend his titles for a good while.
     
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    He was utterly dominant and it's the first time I've seen him stick to a game plan. Looked so much fitter at 17st. I'm still not sure he could out-box Fury, or cope with Wilder's power and durability.

    Of course, he may come unstuck against the superb Usyk.
     
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    I agree with all above, if its the first time he has fought like this (i don't normally watch boxing) then he can only get better and as has been said can defend his titles for a good while.

    One thing i don't understand is when its one victory each why isn't a third and final decider mandatory?
     
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    There is a beauty in a well fought boxing match. I haven't been able to embrace the whole MMA thing.
     
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    I think his days are numbered, the first fight exposed that he can't take a punch and can't fight going backwards, Fury would tear him a new one IMHO.
     
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    i agree. Fury would outbox him.
     
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    Very careful, judged, and limited performance against an unfit, unready and unprofessional opponent. Hardly the stuff of legend, and if he thinks this puts him on any pedestals with the greats, he needs to give his head a shake. If he does the same with leading contenders, then I'll give him credit.
     
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    You missed dangerous, if AJ had fought him the same way he did the first time I am sure he would not have won whether this new style will work against stiffer opposition ramains to be seen.
     
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    Sluggers always have a chance, I suppose, but history sorts it all out in the end.
     
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    Anyone who doesn’t watch boxing and tuned in to see a 6ft 6 specimen of a man hitting and running away from a short 20st 3lbs guy would have though it was some kind of a joke
    Make no mistake though, Ruiz is dangerous but also far too heavy.
    It’s Fury or Wilder he must worry about....
     
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    To even restore some of his credibility he should have knocked out a overweight windmiller. I am sure Wilder or Fury would have made a early night of it
     
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    The guy Ruiz looked like he had forgotten to go to the training camp. I have seen fitter looking people in the local Weight Watchers. :laugh8:
     
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    Getting into a close fight was what they wanted to avoid IMHO he didn't need to knock him out he showed Ruiz for what he is a fat bloke with a big punch and no plan B.
     
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    Ruiz admitted as much that he'd been eating too much and drinking too much. It's a funny old world at the top of boxing and so many fighters fall for the success hype and then kick back...
     
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    He apologised to his father and fans after the fight saying the fame went to his head and he went out partying instead of training and that is what cost him the fight, to be honest i don't think he would have won had he not put the wight on.
     
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    Can’t take a punch!? Have you forgotten the horrendous straight right he took from Klitchtko? He was up before the 8 count, most of that waiting as standard practice. That was one of the biggest and cleanest rights I’ve seen in a Heavyweight fight!

     
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