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Andy Ruiz Jr., a massive underdog, crushed Anthony Joshua and the betting odds

first_imgAs Joshua and Ruiz were getting ready to make their walks to the ring, sportsbook William Hill posted its final betting lines. It placed Ruiz as a +900 (9-1) underdog. When Ruiz put the now-former champion away to score the monumental upset, Ruiz was +2500 (25-1) to knock out Joshua in the seventh round. Other significant odds from William Hill included Ruiz at +2000 (20-1) to win the bout via KO and +5000 (50-1) to win Rounds 7-9.“Everybody that bet on me gonna make some serious money”–Andy Ruiz to @WorldWideWob after the fight pic.twitter.com/ep0LjHruwP— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 2, 2019To emphasize how big of an upset Ruiz beating Joshua was, James “Buster” Douglas was a +4000 (40-1) underdog in February 1990 when he took on Mike Tyson. Douglas went to Tokyo and stopped Tyson’s undefeated run by knocking out Iron Mike in the 10th round, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in the process. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Andy Ruiz Jr. pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history in scoring a seventh-round TKO victory over Anthony Joshua to become the IBF, WBA (Super) and WBO heavyweight champion at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night. The win made Ruiz the first fighter of Mexican descent to win the heavyweight title.Not many in the boxing world gave the 29-year-old Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) a chance inside the ring; that much was evident within the gambling worldlast_img

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