Fans turning against Anthony Joshua as majority of punters back Andy Ruiz Jr at big odds in rematch after huge upset – The Sun
FANS are turning against Anthony Joshua as the majority of punters are backing Andy Ruiz Jr to stun the Brit star once again.
The pair go to war on December 7 in Saudi Arabia eight months after the Mexican pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Ruiz Jr had AJ on the canvas four times in total before the referee eventually stopped the fight in the seventh.
He went home with Joshua's four heavyweight champion belts despite being a huge 25/1 to win before the first bell.
Despite his odds being shorter, he heads into the rematch as an outsider once again with Ladbrokes having his odds at 9/4 for the win.
And punters believe there is value in his price as a whopping 69 per cent of betters are backing Ruiz to win.
That means over two in every three bets are going against AJ while 17 per cent of customers fancy the Watford-born fighter to bounce back.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Will it be revenge or repeat next month? Punters clearly think it'll be the latter, with Ruiz Jr proving a popular pick."
Joshua vs Ruiz 2 odds
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Most popular pick with punters (% of bets placed)
Andy Ruiz Jr – 69%
Anthony Joshua – 17%
Draw – 14%
Joshua win: 4/11
Ruiz win: 9/4
It appears the punters aren't the only ones backing Ruiz.
Tyson Fury also revealed that he is "one million per cent" confident the Mexican will shock the bookies for a second time.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield also thinks Ruiz can stop AJ again.
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