Andrew Wilson | Wed 04/12/2019 - 04:35 EST

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. II Odds

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. II Odds
The much-anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. takes centre stage on December 7, when the two heavyweights square up in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz pulled off arguably the most notable boxing upset of the decade, defeating the formerly undefeated Joshua. The fight is for the Unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Joshua again opens as the favourite, but the odds are much closer this time around.

Boxing betting odds are open on the biggest rematch of the year when current and former heavyweight champions meet up for their highly anticipated rematch on Saturday night. The betting odds on the fight are below, before our free picks on the heavyweight tilt. 

Boxing Betting Odds to Win

  • Anthony Joshua -201
  • Andy Ruiz Jr +144
  • Draw +2800

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Fight Prediction

After pulling off one of the biggest boxing upsets ever, as Andy Ruiz Jr opened the first fight with boxing betting odds of +2500 to win, the boxing world is getting the rematch only six months later.

Anthony Joshua opens as the favourite and is looking for revenge for what is deemed as a humiliation in Madison Square Garden (although Joshua did speak highly of Ruiz after the fight).

Joshua is the more talented fighter and holds the advantage in height and reach. However, he will have to fight smarter against Ruiz this time around to win the rematch. Ruiz was leading on two of the three scorer cards at the time of the knockout, surprising Joshua with his speed for a man (268lbs) of his size.

Joshua has more time to prepare for this match, as Ruiz was a replacement in their first fight. The extra time should help Joshua before match Ruiz’s style and his propensity to draw out fights (a third of Ruiz’s fights have ended by decision).

Overall, excluding the one upset to Ruiz, Joshua has been the best heavyweight fighter of this decade. He would avenge his loss against Ruiz and reclaim his title as the heavyweight champion of the world.

Pick: Anthony Joshua (-201) to Win

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Will the Fight Go the Distance Betting Odds

  • Yes +300
  • No -400

One of the most popular prop bets on a boxing matching is whether the fight will go the distance or end before the final bell. Heavyweight boxing odds often have the no as the favourite, and with Anthony Joshua’s fight history, it is no surprise that the no is the heavy favourite.

In 23 career fights for Anthony Joshua, only once has a fight with him lasted the entirety. Joshua is a true powerhouse, with all but three of his 23 fights ending before the eighth round.

Ruiz is a different story, with a third of his matches decided by decision. However, to win this match, he will need to land another knockout blow.

It is hard to see these two heavyweight lasting 12 rounds, especially after seeing what transpired last time.

Pick: No (-400) Will the Fight Go the Distance?

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