Andy Ruiz Jr. – New Heavyweight World Champion

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This is Rummy’s Corner. I don’t know shit about boxing! In boxing, one punch can change an entire
fight. And when an upset occurs, it can potentially
change the entire landscape in the blink of an eye. When Muhammad Ali tried to get a rematch against
heavyweight world champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the champ instead decided to face his number
1 challenger – the general expectation was that this was just another step for Frazier
in the lead-up to a highly anticipated rematch with Ali. But Big George Foreman had other plans, and
he shook up the entire heavyweight landscape with his 2nd round destruction of Smokin’
Joe! When Evander Holyfield was the undefeated
#1 ranked contender by all 3 major sanctioning bodies, an agreement was reached where he
would challenge Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight crown after a tune-up fight in
Tokyo – the general expectation was that Tyson would make easy work of Buster Douglas in
the lead-up to the highly anticipated showdown with Holyfield. But Douglas had other plans, and he shook
up the entire heavyweight landscape with one of the biggest upsets in the history of professional
sports. Just 3 short weeks ago, we had 3 undefeated
heavyweight elites, each of whom had a legitimate claim to call himself heavyweight champion. The general expectation was that Deontay Wilder,
Anthony Joshua, and Tyson Fury would all win their upcoming matches, all of which took
place within a 4 week span. But Andy Ruiz Junior had other plans, and
he too shook up the entire heavyweight landscape with an incredible upset performance this
past weekend. It was Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden
in New York, New York – in a championship bout that was broadcast by the relatively
new streaming app service known as DAZN – Andy Ruiz Jr received an unexpected opportunity
to challenge the unified IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua. Ruiz was a replacement opponent who stepped
in for Big Baby Miller. The expectation going into this bout was that
Joshua would emerge victorious in his American debut! It appeared the strategy going in was to provide
Joshua with more exposure in the US, so that he could build his profile here for would-be
mega bout showdowns against Wilder or Fury. Things began at a measured pace. Joshua was trying to establish his jab, and
Ruiz was strategically trying to make use of his own jab. Ruiz was throwing in short combinations on
the inside, as the two boxers were still trying to get a feel for each other. Ruiz went on the attack early in round 2,
but Joshua soon seemed to be discovering his range. AJ was jabbing well, and he landed a nice
big right and also a solid left hook, but Ruiz stood his ground in the heat of battle,
and Ruiz was firing back and letting his hands go whenever the champion was at mid range. But Joshua was the one who seemed to really
be finding his groove as the 2nd closed out. AJ looked comfortable to begin the 3rd, and
early in the round he nailed Ruiz with a crisp combination that dropped the challenger. The series of punches was punctuated by a
mean left hook, and Ruiz appeared to be hurt. Ruiz rose, and he bravely battled on, and
he soon ate a monster right hand. Ruiz absorbed the shot, and he began trading
with Joshua. Ruiz nailed AJ with some quick sneaky shots
and the champion went down! Looking back at this sequence, it was incredible
that Ruiz was able to absorb that big right so well while maintaining his composure. But Ruiz kept his cool, and that quick counter
left seemed to really disrupt Joshua’s equilibrium. Joshua never saw that shot coming, and it
messed up his entire sense of balance. Joshua battled on, and while he still seemed
a little wobbly, it appeared as if he would survive the round without further incident. But then Ruiz unleashed a vicious assault
in the closing seconds of the round, and the champion was down again! Joshua managed his way to his feet, but he
appeared to be in some serious trouble. Ruiz began the 4th round aggressively, but
then he took his foot off the gas. The 4th round was slow and largely uneventful,
but Ruiz was still throwing some nice isolated jabs downstairs. Joshua didn’t do much at all on offense, but
he at least appeared to be able to clear his head and get his legs back. Joshua started jabbing more in round 5, but
there wasn’t a whole lot of snap behind them. Joshua and Ruiz each landed some decent shots
later in the round, but the 5th round was another round that was largely lacking in
action. And it appeared that Ruiz may have let Joshua
off the hook as the champion was still regaining his composure. Round 6 began with both boxers throwing punches
with authority, but things soon settled back into a more measured tactical affair, where
both boxers were being conservative with their offense. But despite the slow pace, both boxers were
still studiously searching for spots and trying to calculate their foes next move. Later in the round, Ruiz started opening up
with nice short combinations that appeared to be making Joshua very uncomfortable. In round 7, Joshua landed a big shot that
sent Ruiz into a frenzy, as he landed one clubbing shot after another, and he literally
beat Joshua down to the canvas. Joshua bravely made it to his feet, but he
didn’t look good at all. Joshua attacked, Ruiz started swinging, and
Joshua was down for the 4th time in the fight. Joshua again rose, but referee Michael Griffin
didn’t like what he saw, and he called a halt to the action. The fight was over. Andy Ruiz Jr had just become the new unified
IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion of the world! Now that the dust is beginning to settle in
this drastically altered heavyweight landscape, I see a lot of fans being overly critical
of Anthony Joshua – to be fair, there are a lot of fans giving Ruiz his due credit,
but some fans are acting as if losing to Ruiz means the end of the road for Joshua, and
I’m not sure that’s necessarily the case. A lot of times what ultimately defines greatness
isn’t about losing – a lot of times it’s about how you rebound from a loss that truly matters. When Joe Louis lost to Max Schmeling, a lot
of people wrote The Brown Bomber off prematurely. But Joe Louis learned from that loss, and
he improved after that loss, and he went on to become an absolute legend of the sport! To this day, Joe Louis holds the record for
most heavyweight title defenses. Louis overcame adversity, and he also managed
to defeat his nemesis and former conqueror in just 1 round, in a career defining effort. When Lennox Lewis was knocked out by Oliver
McCall in a shocking upset, many people wrote Lewis off prematurely. But Lewis went back to the drawing board,
and he worked his way back into the mix and ultimately proved himself as one of the very
best, if not THE best, in a very competitive 90s era. Lewis holds the unique distinction of being
one of the only heavyweight champions to retire having defeated every opponent he ever faced,
as Lewis avenged his only 2 career losses, and he did so in explosive style. When Wladimir Klitschko got blasted out by
Corrie Sanders, many people wrote Klitschko off for good, and worse yet! When Klitschko first teamed up with Hall of
Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, Klitschko lost against Lamon Brewster in their first fight
together. Those 2 losses resulted in many people prematurely
dismissing Klitschko’s chances at heavyweight glory, but Wladimir bounced back from those
early defeats, and he went on to become a dominant heavyweight champion whose reign
lasted nearly an entire decade. And Wladimir didn’t lose many rounds during
that impressive streak of dominance! Can Anthony Joshua bounce back the way guys
like Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, and Wladimir Klitschko were able to? That remains to be seen! But regardless of whether he can, or whether
he can’t – nothing changes the fact that Joshua was a unified heavyweight world champion,
with a proven ability to overcome adversity – we saw in his highly dramatic encounter
with the aforementioned Wladimir Klitschko – and the bottom line is, Andy Ruiz Jr deserves
all the credit in the world for scoring this sensational upset victory! During the first 2+ rounds, things were going
according to plan for Joshua. The champion was finding the range with his
jab, and after he scored that 3rd round knockdown, it looked as if it might have been a quick
night’s work for AJ. But Ruiz Jr was the one who overcame adversity
this time, and he did so in style! Even prior to the knockdown, Ruiz was fighting
very smart. Ruiz was usually throwing punches whenever
Joshua’s head was in range, and he was always looking for ways to time Joshua’s attacks
with explosive counter punches. Ruiz was bravely standing his ground, and
that left hook he drilled Joshua with – the one that really messed with AJ’s equilibrium. That punch changed the whole fight! I don’t think Joshua ever truly recovered
from that punch. It actually reminded me an awful lot of the
punch Golota drilled Bowe with in their rematch! A solid blow near the ear/temple area that
resulted in a somewhat delayed reaction from Big Daddy Bowe! That’s what this punch from Ruiz reminded
me of! It was just one of those punches that was
far more devastating than it may have seemed because of where it landed and how it landed. Then during the middle rounds, where it appeared
that maybe Ruiz had let Joshua off the hook where AJ seemed to have time to recover. Ruiz was being very disciplined, and while
he wasn’t doing a whole lot offensively, Andy was still making an effort to land body shots
whenever he could, and he was wisely sticking to his game plan. Ruiz didn’t overextend himself. He didn’t get reckless. Ruiz was patient, and he was still mostly
looking to stand his ground and counter whenever AJ attacked and got into mid-range. And the plan worked! It seemed that any time Joshua landed something
big – Ruiz almost always immediately came back with something big of his own – and Ruiz
was throwing his punches in bunches. AJ was simply unable to rediscover his ideal
distance whenever Ruiz found himself at ideal range, and Ruiz was effectively pouncing whenever
these opportunities surfaced. Ruiz showed tremendous heart and determination,
he had an excellent strategy, and he also exhibited a splendid ring IQ as he stuck to
his game plan and never lost his composure! It was just a SENSATIONAL all around effort
from Andy Ruiz Jr! And all the credit in the world to the new
unified heavyweight world champion. I confess, I was sleeping on Ruiz in this
one, which shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention – because I clearly
don’t know shit about boxing! It was only last week I was saying that any
matches that involve Fury, Wilder, and Joshua that aren’t against each other are inherently
inferior match-ups. Clearly – Andy Ruiz Jr has proven me wrong,
yet again. There is something so beautifully uplifting
whenever an underdog scores an upset that shakes things up to such a profound degree. And Ruiz winning might well be a blessing
in disguise for the fans, and for the heavyweight division! Maybe this will act as a long term lesson
that whenever the opportunity for a mega fight emerges, that time is of the essence! Trying to build up fights into something bigger
down the road is a GAMBLE – and it can sometimes backfire. Anthony Joshua might just well find himself
stuck on the outside looking in, as Ruiz now firmly established himself as a force to be
reckoned with. Whatever Andy Ruiz Junior does next, I will
undoubtedly be paying attention! Will he rematch AJ? Will he look to take on a mandatory next? Will he ultimately gun for the winner of a
would-be rematch between Wilder and Fury? Or maybe we shouldn’t look too far ahead just
yet! Fury has Tom Schwarz next week! Wilder is reportedly having a rematch with
Louis Ortiz later this year, before having a rematch with Fury sometime after that. But Andy Ruiz Jr firmly reminded me that maybe
we should take things 1 step at a time before looking too far ahead. And right now – Andy Ruiz Jr has made his
mark in boxing history, and I can’t wait to see what he does next! Thanks for watching everyone, hope you enjoyed,
and have a wonderful night!

100 thoughts on “Andy Ruiz Jr. – New Heavyweight World Champion”

  1. I think Joshua is again favorite in rematch. He will be better prepared for rematch than he was in first fight. But Ruiz can surprise with some his good combinations and great aggressiveness. I think this time the winner will be that one who will be better prepared and will have higher boxing IQ. It would be a great match that's for sure.

  2. Heavyweight division today looks like they all flat footed unlike before they can move fast. Compared to muhammad ali and mike tyson this boxers are very slow.

  3. People have doubted Joshua's credibility…and think his all hype from the UK….losing to that guy is just extremely dumb

  4. Someone pointed out that Joshua was dry as a bone going into the fight, which means he didn't warm up before the fight like he usually does. That could have played a role.

  5. He filled in and was unprepared, but still managed to pull off an unexpected win. I hope he trains like he is possessed to take advantage of this opportunity. I would have him do three types of alternating workouts, boxing, running, power lifting with an experienced power lifter guiding him. If he also managed one or two title defenses, he would be not just set, but styling for life. Imagine him dropping the blubber, and being prepared for the first title defense? He would be faster, and have better stamina.

  6. Wilder = Breazeale. Joshua = Ruiz. Fury = ………….. Tom Schwarz. LMAO. HVW division got 2 champions, Wilder & Joshua, then 1 bitch, the gipsy queen.

  7. Fury proved nothing. He "beat" 40 yo Klitschko like Corey Sanders, so what ? That's all. He got knocked out by Wilder in the 12th, got knocked down twice before. Except that fight-to-get-the-ESPN-deal that exposed him (this ? the lineal champ ? on the canvas three times ? no danger for Wilder, not a single time ?), he fought Schwarz & Wallin, Pianeta & Seferi – nothing ELSE. Since 2015, so for the last 5 years, he did nothing but fought 4 cab drivers, litteraly, and got knocked out by Wilder like 40 fighters before him. What legacy is this ? What's his great fight ? We all remember Ali vs Foreman, Joshua vs Klitschko, Wilder vs Ortiz, NOT Fury vs Klitschko.

  8. I think Ruiz will win again. If he does…then… there is a boxer that can always stand above Joshua decisively… Who is going to fight Joshua after that? They will want to fight Ruiz. Joshua will be the warm up to the champ. That's a huge cut in money and prestige. If he can beat a couple of these young guys though… maybe Ruiz isn't champion anymore and the road open again… If Ruiz loses vs Joshua, he is going to have to win the next couple fights he has as well just to be relevant in boxing still. He will be having to make the argument that he's not just a one and done. I don't think he is though. Joshua, Ruiz, Fury, Wilder, and some young ones coming up is going to make the next 5 years of boxing pretty exciting to watch I think.

  9. joshua u did the UK a terrible legacy after lennox losing to this fat ass bufrom dominos pizza had to be a fixed fight poor lenno must still be in intensive care from watching u lose to this blubber ass

  10. AJ has to the be the lowest skilled heavyweight champion in boxing history. Even if he bounces back he's just back to be horrible. He has never been skilled and I don't see him becoming skilled. AJ compensates with his build for lack of skill.

  11. With a chin and stamina problems Joshua has always showed we knew is was only a matter of time before he got exposed. Joshua's chin is not much better than David Price's chin. It is all downhill for Joshua now. It is the David Price story all over again. Face it Joshua's chin is pure shit. Those shot he was put down with were not even that hard. Wlad Klitschko would have beat this guy if he would have went after him after he knocked him down. Don't worry it is only a matter of time before Wilder is exposed as well. Wilder's chin is pure shit too. Had Fury had any punching power he would have stopped Wilder. I still would like to see WIlder vs.Joshua even if they have no belts. They both have major punching power but no chin. That over hand right Joshua landed on Ruiz after Ruiz got knocked down was the best shot I ever seen Joshua land and Ruiz was not fazed. I just do not see how Joshua wins this fight. For one he cannot KO Ruiz because Ruiz has a iron chin. Joshua's only chance is to fight scared like Wlad Klitschko did for years and hold the entire fight. I just do not see how Joshua is going to avoid getting hit for 12 rounds. I knew Joshua was a hype job from the beginning.

  12. ruiz is quick but shit defence, aj had a few weeks to train for the fight and ruiz basicly had been studying for 5 years, now aj will dedicate 6 months on everything ruiz trust me aj will be ready and trust me he will be nasty

  13. I just took a look at Ruiz's pro boxing record and it's laughable. Aside from Joseph Parker (who beat him), there is not one fighter whose name I recognized. Let's be honest here – the guy has a super ordinary amatuer record with no Olympic pedigree, and just like deontay 'windmill' wilder', his career is made up of beating a long list of tomato can nobodies.

  14. I' am happy becouse i folloving Rummy's very-very smart inteligens, always 100 procent prepare'd
    material what hew want to giving from us…!!! Thank you, and continue please this footage more, and long-long time…!

  15. My problem with AJ is that he is just too easy to hit (at that level) and that will not translate into a long career at the top. Guys like Lennox, Vladimir and Tyson Fury all suffered setbacks but they are (were) very difficult to hit when on top of their game. That is why I am a bit skeptical about AJ but I hope he proves me wrong…

  16. rummy your brilliant at boxing commentary everytime i watch your video i'm captivated by your voice and you never bore me

  17. I have a feeling Joshua will retire after this rematch, win lose or draw. Hes filthy rich now and shows a fear of taking head trauma [brain damage] that young hungry fighters don't worry so much about. He's not stupid.

  18. This just showed everyone you don't need six pack abs to win or even look like you are in shape for a fight. I like the little nugget he's my kind of people. He will make a good Champion I just hope he is ready for the rematch in Dec. To show everyone it wasn't a flute that he beat him. His name should be Nugget R. Like are you ready for this. If not you will lose even if you are ready you lose see ya after you wake up from your knock out nap. Love the Nugget

  19. I'm seriously worried about AJ being able to win the rematch,watching the replay the lucky punch or punch from the gods didn't land behind the ear at all,it was a good shot landing high on the cheek bone and side of the forehead and his legs just went walk about! Hmmm!

  20. Yoo im Exited for the rematch Dec 2!!! I got $100,000 on AJ this time, I dont have that to pay it yet but when i win i will Lol oh n the reason im betting on AJ is cus im wishing for Andi Ruiz to win And it always turns opposite to me.. its strategy

  21. Every thing about ALL OF YOUR VIDEOS IS 🔥. You make my favorite thing on this planet 🌎 ( boxing 🥊 ) sound great , brother . Keep up the brilliant work , Rummy 💪🏿 👍🏿.

  22. Ruiz must prove that he's not a 1 hit wonder. Buster Douglas and Hasim Rahman scored big upsets but could not defend the title in their very next bout.

    Ruiz has to burn that belly fat and build muscle and agility. He needs to prove that his victory was not a fluke.

  23. Ruiz reaction was the best celebration I have ever seen. It was so genuine and happy. It was truly seeing a kid got what they wanted to for Christmas.

  24. Joshua began to project his shots after he thought he had Ruiz out on his feet. The sequence was Joshua's right hand and Ruiz ducked before he shot leaving his head open for an overhand left

  25. It was the fight between two legends. It is one of my clean fights which I have seen with great sportsmanship. Andy won the fight because he has a lion heart he was not scared of AJ man he was always starring in his eyes and always standing in front of him come and get me he has guts man AJ has destroyed his opponents very badly but Ruiz was not scared of him. AJ he is a monster and imagine he is standing in front of him Andy won the half battle by doing that. Whenever AJ went down Andy use to run to his corner when referee use to tell him it reminded me my school days when my teacher use to tell me I use to do that. AJ your a boxer when referee is doing the count you have to give a positive response or else referee will stop the fight after referee stopped the fight you over reacted and blaming the referee you should know the rules not referee. My best wishes to Ruiz.

  26. I love the way u started the video. Not many creators would say something like that but I love it Rummy! Honesty is the best policy. I don’t know shit either

  27. It’d be cool if you could do video on the history behind the belts or just some info on the belts like who’s in the little picture and why some of them look so cheap and ugly compared to,like, the WBC belt that’s all flashy and pretty.

  28. Normal service has returned. Buckle up for 3 years of BS. I can fighters throwing barbs but But the rabid fanboys inventing their own narrative is becoming insufferable.
    The rent was 6 months overdue, but still the landlord collected.

  29. Thought ruiz handed the titles back, and happy with the money from both fights. was a boring as hell fight i know that much

  30. The two are having a communication whole time, K.O. was not legit, very fishy match.
    Edit: What's with the narration? Sounds like it escaped from a very bad movie.

  31. I am big fan of boxing, i know everything from Jack Dempsey to 2019,and yes i am big fan of Iron Mike and that peek a boo, Cus, and whole story about him and few more boxers, but Mike in first place, when i watch boxing now i can't believe how they are slow, not intimidating,very loud speakers with no real eye of tiger=Ali, Tyson, Dempsey, Big George, Fraizer,Marciano,Shavers,Holyfield, like boxers now are lazy fat moving balls of fat or fake muscle, heavyweight division broke down, everything now is money and some shittalking, cars, and bullcrap, same goes to Mayweather and that shit he is 49-0 like I don't see spirit in boxers now like then, i don't see real flame of wild beast like legends in past had, maybe Lomachenko but I am more into heavyweights, anyway we the public, I can freely say that we don't jump around and scream of joy like it was in past..

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