Andy Ruiz Jr steps in as 10/1 underdog to face Anthony Joshua for June 1 in New York

Anthony Joshua Andy Ruiz Jr Betting Odds

Andy Ruiz Jr is set to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, the Mexican-American heavyweight will step in to replace Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller – after he popped for banned substances and was removed from his scheduled bout.

According to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn who spoke with FightHype: “All you’ve gotta do is speak to people in boxing or people who know boxing, they will tell you. Everything I’ve seen on social media is, ‘This is a tougher fight than Jarrell Miller.’

“It’s a similar fight to Jarrell Miller other than Andy’s got much quicker hands and punches harder. “I think it’s a really credible fight. Mexico could have their first world heavyweight champion.”

Ruiz (32-1) is coming off a recent win over Alexander Dimitrenko in April. His only loss comes at the hands of Joseph Parker, so it’s fair to say he’s riding a bigger high with a more exciting style than Jarrell Miller. At 6ft 2in, Ruiz is four inches shorter than Joshua, and also has a substantial reach disadvantage. At 10/1 odds Ruiz Jr could be worth a small wager of causing an upset on the night.

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When Joshua steps into the ring June 1, it will end about nine months of inactivity and will seek to extend his 22-fight unbeaten record. Also on the undercard Irish boxer Katie Taylor is scheduled to face Delfine Persoon in a super-fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Boxing Betting Odds: Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr

  • Anthony Joshua: (1/25)
  • Andy Ruiz Jr: (10/1)

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