Andy Ruiz v Anthony Joshua II: Tyson Fury predicts another upset in the rematch

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury predicted Andy Ruiz Jr would knock out Anthony Joshua and is backing the new world champion to upset the odds again in the rematch.

Ruiz Jr defied odds of 10/1 to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion as he took Joshua's IBF, WBA and WBO belts at a stunned Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

Despite being mocked for his weight and only having six weeks to prepare for the fight after being drafted in following the suspension of Jarrell Miller, Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22KOs) came back from an early knock down to drop Joshua four times en route to a seventh-round stoppage.

While most of the boxing world expected Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) to triumph at odds of 1/25, Fury took an opposing view and was far from shocked by the result.

He told ESPN’s Now or Never: "I looked at Joshua and I seen that he didn’t want to be in the ring on the night. He was looking away he had other things on his mind.

“From round one I could see what was going to happen. I looked at Joshua and he didn’t have no water, no sweat on him and I thought this guys is going to get knocked out.”

Ruiz Jr will defend the titles against Joshua in a rematch which will take place in either November or December, and the British star will once again go off favourite albeit his current odds are 1/3, with the champion 9/4.

Fury said: "His [Joshua] style and his [Ruiz Jr.] style aren’t made to go together and Andy will always beat AJ in my opinion."

Tyson Fury: I thought Anthony Joshua would get KO’d before the fight started

Fury is currently preparing for his next fight against Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand on June 15, for which he is 1/50 to win, but he could next meet WBC champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch following their incredible draw last year.

He is priced as 8/11 favourite with Sky Bet to see off Wilder (11/10, draw 20/1) in a potential meeting while the same firm make him 8/11 to beat Joshua (11/10) should they ever meet before the end of 2020.

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