Fantasy fight: Wladimir Klitschko vs Andy Ruiz

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  1. Niels

    Niels Blue Belt

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    Who would take it if an AJ-fight shape Klitschko takes on current Ruiz?

    Wlad uses his reach very effectively, but has trouble with fast strong punchers like Ruiz

    So who would take it and how/why?
     
  2. Rob-G

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    Andy Ruiz vs. the Klitschko that came to fight vs. Joshua would be VERY interesting. 50/50 fight for me. . . Although I think the jab jab grab Klitschko that dominated for 10 years probably beats Ruiz by decision winning almost every round. . . Andy Ruiz vs. a young Klitschko would be a lot of fun. Klitschko took an L against Ross Purity but I respect the hell out of how hard he tried to put on a good show for the fans
     
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    Yacob I'm sometimes compared to Jack Johnson

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    I hate Wlad but it's hard to visualize prime Wlad getting outboxed by Ruiz


    Of course it's heavyweight and 1 punch can completely fuck shit up.....and Wlad wasn't exactly Nicolino Locche defensively.....so Ruiz certainly has a good punchers chance


    But ultimately i agree with everything @Rob-G said already
     
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    deucesarewild Orange Belt

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    This is actually a fight I think Wlad runs away with. Probably stops Ruiz. Not the Wlad from 2004, but the Wlad that figured out how HE best fights.
     
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    grapplingod Banned Banned

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    How is this even a question?

    Sure, Ruiz could land a lucky punch but Wlad makes easy work of his doughnut ass 9/10 times
     
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  6. Noveltymortar

    Noveltymortar Uncle Donald is our savior

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    Prime Wlad picks Ruiz apart and stops him late. Easy night. Reckless younger Wlad probably still destroys him but I could see Ruiz pulling a Sanders or a Brewster. Present day Wlad still likely beats him.
     
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    Yacob I'm sometimes compared to Jack Johnson

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    AJ fight shape at that age? Ruiz.



    Prime for prime I think it's still unknown butI can't see Ruiz allowing Vlad to lean on his body for 12 rounds.

    Let Ruiz have a few more fights. I imagine everyone will have a whole new opinion if Ruiz should run through AJ again, Wilder, and Fury.
     
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    Mexican would get his face jabbed right off. Horrible match up for him.
     
  10. Noveltymortar

    Noveltymortar Uncle Donald is our savior

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    Wlad came close to beating Joshua. I think Joshua had a bad night against Ruiz, an opponent he overlooked. I just don't think Ruiz is all that special. I won't be too bothered if I'm wrong but I'm just not that impressed with him.
     
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    Wlad easy
     
  12. Yacob

    Yacob I'm sometimes compared to Jack Johnson

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    I don't think Joshua is that special. Check mate.

    Wlad was basically a corpse. Look at the Fury fight. Fury basically trolled him. It sucked.
     
  13. Noveltymortar

    Noveltymortar Uncle Donald is our savior

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    That's true about the Fury fight. At the time I thought Wlad was shot, but since seeing Fury against Wilder I think he was better than anybody thought.
     
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    Technically that'd lift Ruiz in a six degrees of separation way
     
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    Interesting fight if we're talking young Wlad. Could be tons of fun.
     
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    Even that old 2017 Wlad would win pretty comfortably imo, Joshua just made Ruiz look a lot better than he really is.
     
  17. Niels

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    Wlad didn't seem to be himself that night, yes maybe Fury's awkward style made him 'fight' like that. But I bet if Klitschko changed his style he could've beaten Fury.

    Fury's win that night is greatly exaggerated, mainly by Fury himself
     
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    I wonder if back in the day people were asking how a prime Larry Holmes would do against Buster Douglas.
     
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    The Buster Douglas from the Holyfield rematch loses against 1990 Holmes, let alone 1980 Holmes.
     
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    I’d take the version of Wlad that fought AJ over Ruiz 7/10 times..
     

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