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westhammerer 1:55 Sun Jun 2
Joshua v Ruiz
Anyone staying up for this?

AJ inside 6.

After a spirited attempt by Ruiz.

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, 3:38 Thu Jun 6
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
It has been estimated that some 13M people, worldwide, viewed the fight via unlicensed streams. A million or so from the UK and a reckoned 2.5M in Nigeria.

Council Scum 1:26 Thu Jun 6
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Couldn't give a fuck Surface, he's a complete cunt. Always has been

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:16 Thu Jun 6
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Er... chaps, if I could just referee for a minute here.

Break

I think you are both saying he does NOT have a glass chin and have got your wires crossed somewhere.

Now, keep your hands up and protect yourselves at all times. Box.

Council Scum 12:26 Thu Jun 6
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
"So, CS, you now think Joshua's chin is "OK" because several people have said as much?"

Where have I said "several people have said as much" ?

Stop being a fucking cretin. Your statement that you think he has glass jaw would make anyone whose ever boxed as a heavy come under that bracket, you know shit about boxing, stop pretending you do.

southbankbornnbred 11:08 Thu Jun 6
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Blimey, some people change their minds like they change their underwear.

So, CS, you now think Joshua's chin is "OK" because several people have said as much?

Yet just a wee bit down the thread, I knew nothing about boxing for questioning your assertion that he has a "glass jaw"? What is it - does he have a "glass jaw" or is his jaw "OK"? Because it can't be both, can it? Or does he have an "OK" "glass jaw"?

dealcanvey 6:48 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Furys feet are much much better though. He is pretty boring to watch but someone like Ruiz would not be giving him trouble.

Council Scum 4:27 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
I think he chin is ok, not Hagler, but not David Price either, Fury's is worse.

His main problem is stamina, you can take a shot a lot better the fitter you are.

dealcanvey 1:48 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
The third round just after Ruiz went down. Of course AJ went straight in for him again, hit him with 3 or 4 good shots. Ruiz took them all and countered with just 1 good shot and he went down. never recovered after that.

Exactly the same thing happened in his fight against Whyte. Go to about 1.40 secs. Ofcourse he got through that and went onto win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUbO1_oFCnU

Lee Trundle 1:40 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Yeah I did think that as soon as I posted that comment, NDT.

NDT 1:28 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Klitschko caught him on the cheek/jaw, Ruiz punch was ear/temple. Big difference on the effects of getting hit where Ruiz caught him and recovery time from it.

Crassus 1:28 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
I'd say that the issue is not so much his jaw, but how and why it's tested - and that ain't going to change any time soon

Too easy to hit if you can take his to do so

Lee Trundle 1:14 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
I wouldn't have said any of Ruiz's punches were as clean as the one that Klitschko hit him in the 6th round of their fight that put him down, and I thought Joshua was out on his feet then. But he managed to recover well then.

It's difficult to work out how well Joshua can take a punch.

Passerby66 1:13 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Anyone can get knocked out. It depends on what you are doing, when you are hit and if you see the punch coming.

Watch 13 seconds into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih80WFTCTsU and see Pacquiao knocked cold by Marquez. He was moving his weight into the punch and walked straight onto it. He was out before he hit the floor but nobody would argue that he had a glass jaw...

Joshua kept throwing his own punches and then bringing his hands back low instead of up high to protect himself. This is why he constantly got countered after he landed his own shot. Bad technique left him open.

I am not saying that Joshua would have got up from a shot by Wilder in the same way that Fury did (IMO he wouldn't) but he definitely does not have a glass jaw.

Council Scum 1:04 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Southbank

You clearly don't know shit.

By your basis, every single heavy to have ever fought, has a glass jaw.

Steven P 1:03 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Come on 67! I said that the day after the fight!

Westham67 12:36 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
I was reading in the Indy at the end of round 6 Joshua asked his corner what round is this and then why am I feeling like this

southbankbornnbred 12:32 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Yeah, I know nothing about Boxing.

Council Scum 12:23 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
"Hard to argue that Joshua has a "glass jaw" though: he has been rocked in fights before Saturday (VK, Whyte etc), and always came through that to win."

Hard to argue? Jesus, some people don't know shit about boxing.

southbankbornnbred 12:21 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
For me, the sign of a top-class boxer is how quickly they correct their footwork when they get themselves (as everybody does, several times, in any fight) into the wrong position.

At one extreme you have the likes of Lomanchenko (who, frankly, probably has the best footwork I've ever seen) and at the other end are the hit-able bums with terrible records (Joshua is neither of these). Joshua's got to improve his movement and ring-craft. I've rarely seen him move away from trouble in a savvy way.

Gentleman Jim 12:19 Wed Jun 5
Re: Joshua v Ruiz
Always good to get an opinion from Tyson Fury....

"He’s probably worth $70million, he’s done well in his life and career. He’s been the heavyweight champion of the world. If that’s a failure then I don’t know what isn't a failure.

"He’s definitely done well in his career, but everybody bumps into that one person that can knock them out any time.

"Unfortunately for AJ, it was the little fat fella from California who chinned him."

southbankbornnbred 12:18 Wed Jun 5
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NS - yes, of course it gets harder to dance around the heavier you are. But dancing like Ali is not the only sign of good footwork. It's not just about the speed of your footwork, it's where and how you place your feet (when you punch, when you're set in your jab-stance and when you're defending). Particularly when you're having to defend. Foot speed is one thing - and few heavyweights "float like a butterfly", but foot movement and foot placement - they are very different. Joshua gets himself into some poor shapes in the ring. His footwork is awkward and far from second-nature.

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