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New York- This Saturday night, Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO) will defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. (32-1, 21 KO) live from “The Mecca Of Boxing” Madison Square Garden, and it can also be seen live on DAZN with a starting time of 8:30 p.m. ET
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Ruiz, who filled in as a late replacement for Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, could make history by becoming the first ever Mexican heavyweight world champion if he can find a way to upset Joshua and shock the world.
Anthony Joshua, who is considered by many as the best heavyweight in the division right now, is one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing today. He will be making his US debut this weekend at the Garden and is looking to win the fight fans over with an impressive showing in the ring against Ruiz.
Odds, courtesy of Oddschecker.com, have Joshua -2000 (bet $2,000 to win $100), Ruiz Jr. +1200 (bet $100 to win $1,200)
So who wins?
THE FIGHTING VOICE’S PICKS:
“Anthony Joshua by decision” – Mrs. Fighting Voice
“Joshua in two” – Frank Elezaj
“Joshua round 5 murder” – Gezim Camaj
“Joshua is too big, too strong, too fast and has too much reach for Ruiz to keep up. He’ll try to work his way inside on Joshua, but will eventually get caught trying to come into him. This fight doesn’t go past the 7th. Joshua with the win” – Geo Kocovic
“Joshua by TKO no later than 9th round” Ben Kocovic
“Joshua, knock out 6 round” – Melvin Fernandez
“Joshua is going to try to come out fast to match Wilder’s quick knockout and might get caught. But I have Joshua by knockout in the 6th” – Rocky Elezovic
“Ruiz JR will shock the world and stop Joshua via knockout in the 7th round” – Mia Pasqualina
“Ruiz will be a tough opponent and will make it a good fight, but Joshua’s size and power will be the difference. Joshua by 5th round KO” – The Fighting Voice
Joshua 8 – Ruiz Jr. 1
~ The Fighting Voice ~