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    Hopefully gonna be an epic fight. Love this from Rocky.
     
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    Ruiz only had 5 weeks notice before the last fight. This time he will have had more time to prepare albeit he is a stone heavier. Will be interesting to see if/how AJ goes for the finish if he catches Ruiz knowing what happened last time. I would imagine he'll be more cagey this time and choose his shots carefully. Ruiz hand speed is insane and so it has the makings of an intriguing contest.

    Incredible that AJ (the challenger) is pocketing £60m from this one. Saudi making use of their deep pockets.

    I just hope the best man wins without any dodgy scores from the judges if it goes the distance. It's something that is really tainting the sport of late.
     
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    Their respective conditioning definitely makes me more interested in this than I would be

    Apparently Ruiz was losing weight for this fight but felt his power going so packed it back on (and then some).

    Feel like Ruiz could go headhunting, after the last fight, but how fat he is and the heat and (presumably, based on the weight loss) Joshua's pace/movement game plan could see him gas hard if he doesn't find Joshua's chin early
     
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    Fight supposed to start around 8.45pm GMT.
     
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    Whyte fighting now and apparently cleared of any pill popping
     
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    Good fight between Povetkin and Hunter.

    AJ time.....
     
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    10pm, I think?
     
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    What's the craic with boxing - everything I've seen said the Povetkin vs Hunter was the last fight before the main event.
    Who are these guys now?
     
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    on next.
     
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    Good round from AJ and cut Ruiz.
     
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    It's that old cliche
    AJ needs to be perfect all fight, Ruiz could change it with one shot

    AJ outboxing him so far just jabbing and staying on his bike. Going back to his amateur roots rather than headhunting.
    Think sometimes the can crushing/"building up fighters" that is so prevalent in pro boxing can be a negative - guys believe their own hype when they're KOing all their opponents until they run into a good guy with an iron chin
     
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    So strange way Hong the English commentary in a pub full of lads who want Ruiz to win.
     
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    AJ has been in complete control. Used the ring and left jab to keep Ruiz at distance; similar to when he beat Parker. Tying up Ruiz in clinches every time. Should win unanimous points.
     
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    Perfect game plan from AJ and a deserved win

    I don't see him getting past the winner of Wilder/Fury though
    Fury is the better pure boxer and Wilder is long enough that AJ can't stay behind the jab and avoid the power punch for 12 rounds - and if that punch lands he's going to the shadow realm
     
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    Fury v Wilder II should be great.
     
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    I'm a big Fury fan, and Wilder ****** me off, but I think he's getting put down and he's not getting resurrected this time
     
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    Oh well never mind
     
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    We pulled together and got through the disappointment! Think even the most ardent AJ fan would realise the commentary was just a wee bit sycophantic though. Not much wrong with that but an odd experience given the poor quality all the same.
     
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    So was Ruiz just a little fat bloke who got a lucky punch?
     
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