Issue | Opinion | Premium | May 29 2019

Panel – How will Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jnr play out?

Our expert panel predicts Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz
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Michael Conlan (Top prospect):
I think Joshua is too big and powerful for Ruiz. Ruiz has a good chin and fast hands and could cause Joshua problems for the first few rounds, but I think Joshua should break him down and take him out around the sixth or seventh round.

Wayne Alexander (Former European champion):
I see it being a better fighter than people expect, with Ruiz maybe giving Anthony a few problems with his hand speed and combination punching. He is not a big hitter, though, and that’s why I see Joshua sticking to his game plan and pulling away with the fight late on, winning on points or maybe getting a late stoppage.

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