- The odds for Joshua vs Ruiz 2 have drifted in favour of fans backing Andy Ruiz to defeat Anthony Joshua a second time.
- Online sportsbooks have released more unique betting props for Joshua vs Ruiz.
- Both fighters to be knocked down and Ruiz Jr to win is priced at +1400.
- Joshua to win and no knockdowns is listed at +400.
Clash on the Dunes draws closer as Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua collide in Saudi Arabi this Saturday on DAZN. Over the past few months Betting Insider Journal has followed the build up and odds, we continue that trend with our final look at the betting odds between Joshua and Ruiz.
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2 Odds
|Andy Ruiz Jr||+187|
Joshua remains the oddsmakers favourite here, bet $225 to make $100 profit. It’s Andy Ruiz’s odds that have shortened significantly, he is now a slight underdog at +187. Bet $100 on Ruiz to defeat Joshua, to make $187 profit.
We preview all the best boxing sites prior to Joshua vs Ruiz 2, so you can be guaranteed the juiciest odds and an array of prop bets to get the best value come fight night.
For Anthony Joshua this is make or break as he aims to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. A second consecutive loss to Ruiz would be devastating for the British champion. Recently Andy Ruiz Jr. spoke with World Boxing News and singles out Anthony Joshua’s mentality as a big weakness.
What’s changed since Joshua vs Ruiz 1?
For starters both fighters have a full training camp to prepare for each other. The first bout saw Ruiz step in as a late replacement and Joshua overlooked the new challenger. Both fighters have trimmed down with Ruiz loosing some excess weight and Joshua some unnecessary muscle mass. We have seen less of Joshua in the media spotlight, whereas Ruiz has flourished and become a global star, to his own determent perhaps?
Historically, The Underdog doesn’t win the Rematch
Historically, heavyweights who have pulled monumental upsets have rarely done well in rematches with the giants they’ve conquered. The oddsmakers set the betting line due to a number of well-consider factors.
After Joshua’s first loss, he remained the betting favourite for the rematch. Many forget that Joshua scored the first knockdown of the fight. Even Leon Spinks upset Muhammad Ali in 1978 only to lose the rematch with The Greatest seven months later.