The Heavyweight Division Has Been Blown Wide Open

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

*Photo Credit: Sport.bt.com

Unbeaten heavyweight prospects Nathan Gorman and Daniel Dubois will battle on July 13, 2019, at 02 Arena in Greenwich, United Kingdom, for the vacant BBBofC British Heavyweight title. The winner of the bout could produce a dangerous prospect in the land of the once invincible Anthony Joshua, because the heavyweight division has been blown wide open after Andy Ruiz Jr. defeated Anthony Joshua. The result has put the heavyweight division into a state of chaos, where everyone things they a chance to win the world title.


Now that Anthony Joshua has been exposed, Andy Ruiz Jr. victory over Joshua has, in effect, blown the entire heavyweight division wide open for rising prospects. Ruiz, with special power training, fast hands speed training which allows him to land multitudes of power powers opponents cannot see to counter, and anatomical training to land pinpoint power shots to locations of maximum damage, has demonstrated he is a cut above all known current heavyweights.


Deontay Wilder, the rival World Boxing Council World Heavyweight champion, is a puncher, but not a boxer. Wilder is nonetheless unpredictable. Tyson Fury moves well on the outside, and would never stay in front of Ruiz. Jarrell Miller is a monster-sized scrapper. Dillian Whyte, soon to face 26-0 Oscar Rivas, does not have as good technical power but remains a fearsome power puncher. These names are the best in the heavyweight division who could potentially face Ruiz. There are also a lot of rising would becomer wannabes.


To qualify the heavyweight division, Anthony Joshua has brilliant management, which today is how any fighter rises from the pack, especially in the heavyweight division. It was Joshua’s team who negotiated the Charles Martin International Boxing Federation title shot for Joshua in the United Kingdom, after Martin upset injured Vyacheslav Glaskov. To fight fans in the UK, Joshua’s name was God. This set the overhyped overconfident Joshua up for the same fall other fighters made about short fat Ruiz. They assessed him visually.

Andy Ruiz Jr. reminds of John ‘Quiet Man’ Ruiz, another Ruiz heavyweight champion the entire world underestimated. Like Andy, John Ruiz was the sort of fighter whom visually you thought nothing of, who by appearances amounted to nothing. Ruiz fought in 24 regional and world heavyweight title bouts and eliminators, but he didn’t look like the type who belonged there visually. With Andy Ruiz Jr., other heavyweights like Joshua made the same visual mistake such as was made with John Ruiz, excepting that John Ruiz was a technical boxer more so. Andy Ruiz Jr. comes forward cutting off the ring with Rocky Marciano power. If the target is there for Andy to hit, the verdict is now out. The heavyweights are gonna fall. With the sort of silent confidence, Andy Ruiz Jr. has, he projects as a sort of silent assassin. He cannot be defeated psychologically, which apparently unnerved Joshua during the pre-fight staredown. Andy was unphased.



Joshua has the bad habit of standing in front of fighters he feels he can beat, while moving away and boxing from the outside to create angles against fighters to feels are more of a challenge. In this way, Joshua joined the unprepared heavyweights were doomed who called out Andy Ruiz Jr. or who accepted Ruiz after classifying him incorrectly as ‘an opponent’. One of them, Carl Davis, who took a last minute bout with Ruiz for the money and got knocked out, called me on the phone stated in advance Joshua or any heavyweight who stood in front of Andy Ruiz Jr. would get knocked out fairly quickly, as well as any heavyweight without similar specialized training such as Ruiz has. Others called and said the same thing. The whole world laughed until David slayed Goliath. The world was fooled.



The Ruiz-Joshua mandatory rematch is an excuse to sell tickets. Luis Ortiz, Kubrat Pulev, Dillian Whyte (for a Robert Helenius, Trevor Bryan, Joe Joyce, Agit Kabayel, Peter Milas, Sergey Kuzmin, Ali Demerizen, Chris Arreola, Nathan Gorman, Otto Wallin, Efe Ajagba, Mladen Miljas, Alexander Frank, Daniel Dubois, Jermaine Franklin, Oleksandr Teslenko, Ivan Dychko, Frank Faure, Tony Yoka, and more. In essence, now that the supposed best heavyweight, Joshua, has been shown to have no chin, everyone is lining up and wants a chance. As a result, every legitimate heavyweight prospect sees light and hope now, and thinks they are in the house for an eventual shot at the world heavyweight title. Given, Andy’s demonstrated high-level abilities, a fighter would have to match Andy’s level of training and really want Andy bad to actually beat him.

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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.