Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. II Picks, Predictions & Betting Odds: Will AJ Even the Score in Saudi Arabia?

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Amanda Westcott/DAZN. Pictured: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua (left), Unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr (right).

Dec 07, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Betting Picks, Predictions & Odds

Anthony Joshua Odds: -240
Andy Ruiz Jr. Odds: +200
Draw Odds: +2800
Over/Under: 7.5 Rounds (-120/-120)
Time: Approx. 4 p.m. ET (Main Event), 11 a.m. ET (Card starts)
How To Watch: DAZN
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In June, Anthony Joshua, like the great Mike Tyson before him, lost a fight that nobody expected him to lose to a man who wasn’t even supposed to be in the ring.

On Saturday, the sequel the world has been waiting for takes place in Saudi Arabia. And unlike Tyson, Joshua will have a chance to conquer the man who shocked him and the world in six months ago.

Michael Leboff: How Does Anthony Joshua Respond?

Boxing is an outlier. In football, basketball, tennis, soccer, hockey, etc. there is a wealth of data to inform decisions. That’s not the case in boxing.

And the limited data that we can collect in boxing is largely irrelevant from fight to fight. Boxing matches, even rematches like this one, are like snowflakes. No two are the same.

That’s because everything in boxing changes with one fight. When Andy Ruiz Jr. upset heavyweight kingpin Anthony Joshua as a 25-1 underdog the sport changed. Ruiz changed. Joshua changed.

Instead of wondering when Joshua, the handsome Olympian from England, was going to fight his way to the top of the sport’s most famous hill, we were left with a very different question.

“Is Anthony Joshua broken?”