posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:51 PM
a reply to: Blueracer
It’s not surprising the boxing world has failed to codify a ‘unified set of rules’ with respect to standing counts, being saved by the bell and
knockdowns; I had it in my mind Ortiz wasn’t gonna be counted out because of the round’s end — at the very least, I felt the ref was going pull
a “9-9 and a quarter-9 and a half-9 and 3 quarters” count as Ortiz was getting up after the bell, giving Ortiz the benefit of at least answering
the bell at the beginning of R8.
I’m failing to see what Saudi Arabia has to do with it, unless the inference is related to air temp and Ruiz having far superior cardio. If
that’s the inference, yeah, I see Ruiz really boxing him up and crushing Eddie Hearn’s cash cow.
Ruiz has superior foot work, hand speed, ring generalship, and chin. Joshua has punching power. That’s the only check mark he gets in the
Joshua is an athlete. He’s purdy. Young. British. Everything Eddie Hearn needed to sell to the public. He’s no world champion boxer, not on a
Ruiz, Wilder or Fury level.
Check the Westgate Sportsbook line early next week and watch it move as the fight nears — follow the smart money and you’ll have a good idea of
what the outcome is likely to be.