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What’s Next For Anthony Joshua?

By: Hans Themistode

It wasn’t exactly on the level of their first encounter, but Anthony Joshua successfully won back his IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO Heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. 

Ruiz informed everyone that Joshua would look to out box him this time around, and he was absolutely correct. You can criticize Joshua if you want, but he got the job done. With the Heavyweight titles back around his waist, it’s time for him to look ahead and figure out who would be the best option for him. 

Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO…

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Post Fight Quotes: Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz

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On his performance: “Man, the first time was so nice – I had to do it twice! A man like me don’t make no excuses, my boy Dereck Chisora said I could do this if I am ready to D-I-E. And look, this is about boxing. I am used to knocking guys out. Last time, I hurt the man and I got caught coming in. I gave that man his credit. There was no excuses. I respect Andy and his family and his trainers so much. I just wanted to put on a great boxing masterclass and also show the sweet…

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What to Make of The Extra Weight for Andy Ruiz…

By: Hans Themistode

Andy Ruiz Jr had time on his side this time around. Maybe too much. 

When the current unified Heavyweight champion stopped former belt holder Anthony Joshua in the seventh round of their contest back on June 1st, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, he had done so as a late replacement. Joshua was set to take on Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller but had to change course once he was notified of Miller failing several drug tests. 

In stepped Andy Ruiz Jr on roughly five weeks notice. He was fresh off a win against Alexander Dimitrenko a few weeks…

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Andy Ruiz Weighs In At A Huge 283 LBS

By: Sean Crose

Andy Ruiz’ trainer, Manny Robles, said on a conference call Thursday that he expected the defending WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion to weigh around 268 pounds for his Saturday rematch with Anthony Joshua, who Ruiz bested in stunning fashion last June. On Friday, a fully clothed Ruiz stepped onto the scales in Saudi Arabia and weighed in at a whopping 283 pounds. That was between ten and twenty more pounds than the Californian weighed when he fought Joshua the first time – a fact that immediately got the internet buzzing. As for the challenger, Joshua – he came…

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The Empire Strikes Back!? Starring Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz

By: Kirk Jackson
Over the course of time, historic empires experience a meteoric rise through careful craft and many, as is the scope of life, eventually fall. Historically, the Roman Empire, the Qing dynasty, Byzantine Empire and Ghana Empire are just a few that come to mind.
From a fictional standpoint, The Galactic Empire of Star Wars fame, is arguably the most well-known dominion.
In boxing, greats such as “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather have all enjoyed experiences as the most polarizing constellation, amongst the solar system.
This current era was supposed to…

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Anthony Joshua Keys To Victory Against Andy Ruiz Jr 2

By: Hans Themistode
Anthony Joshua has a chance to be apart of history. This time, for the reason that he wants.
When the former Heavyweight champ crossed over the Atlantic to take on Andy Ruiz Jr, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, it was supposed to be the beginning of his take over. Instead, it turned into the end.
[caption id="attachment_51027" align="alignnone" width="300"] Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua Final Press Conference ahead of their IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight title fight Saudi Arabia this Weekend.4th December 2019.Picture By Mark Robinson.[/caption]
Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
As you know by now, Ruiz…

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Dennis Hogan Tells Boxing Insider Radio His Fight Predictions For Ruiz vs Joshua and His Own Upcoming Bout

With his championship title challenge just a few days away, Dennis Hogan sat down with Boxing Insider Radio to discuss how he sees his fight against Jermall Charlo playing out, who he expects to win the Joshua vs Ruiz rematch and who he believes is the greatest fighter ever out of Ireland. His answer might just surprise you.
Following one of the most controversial decisions in boxing this year, Jr Middleweight contender Dennis Hogan is ready to move on.
Hogan was last seen in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico as he took on then WBO Jr Middleweight belt holder Jamie Munguia. Hogan…

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Anthony Joshua at Final Press Conference: “I Came to Take Over”

By: Hans Themistode
Since losing his Heavyweight world titles, Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) has been given plenty of time to reflect. Six months to be exact. He has assessed what went wrong on June 1st, earlier this year against Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs) and looks forward to righting what he believes should never have happened in the first place.
Joshua was given one final time before the weigh in and subsequent fight, to take a look at Andy Ruiz Jr as they hosted a press conference in Saudi Arabia.
It was your typical presser but yet, something looked odd….

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Inside The Incredible Diriyah Arena

By: Hans Themistode
Amazing, ridiculous, unbelievable, unlike anything else in the world.
These are some of the words that have been chosen to describe the arena that will play host to the mega Heavyweight showdown between unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs) and former belt holder Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs).
Ever since these two men shared the ring against one another on June 1st, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, the entire sports world was waiting for them to do it again.

After five total knockdowns between them, coupled with plenty of ebbs and flows during…

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Jermall Charlo Looks to Deliver “Explosive Night” Against Dennis Hogan

By: Hans Themistode
Jermall Charlo will once again look to end yet another year with a bang.
This Saturday night at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, Charlo is set to take on Dennis Hogan. If the name of Charlo’s opponent sounds familiar, it should. Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) is fresh off a highly controversial loss at the hands of Jaime Munguia back in April, earlier this year. The contest took place at in the Jr Middleweight division.

Although Hogan will officially be moving up in weight to take on Charlo, he shouldn’t be considered the smaller man. Sure, he is…

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Will Ruiz Get A Fair Break If Joshua Rematch Goes Distance?

By: Sean Crose
One of the more interesting things to be found in the leadup to Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz is a considerable lack of chatter regarding the matter of judging. Perhaps it’s because the first fight was such a thriller or because the stylistic pairing of the combatants is so intriguing. Either way, few are asking what may happen should the fight be competitive while going the distance. Yet it’s a question worth asking. This, after all, is going to be a high level sporting event of some consequence. Such things don’t exist in a…

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Canelo Vows To Never Allow DAZN to Delay Future Contests

By: Hans Themistode
This past November 2nd, was a historic day in boxing history. Yet, it was also a frustrating one.
Canelo Alvarez was successful in his bid to become a four division world champion as he moved up to the Light Heavyweight division to take on then champion Sergey Kovalev. The contest took place at the MGM Grand, Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although Alvarez was giving up a ton of size in the contest, he found a way to come away with the victory. The contest started slow between the two, but things picked up in the later rounds….