That's a really good point imo.Going AJ on points.
Reckon he'll correct the mistakes he made in preparation for the first fight. My theory is he spread himself too thin doing all this sponsorship/ advertising/ media stuff/ game shows/ youtube videos and all that shite and was probably trying to do all his training without the proper rest. Probably doing sparring after his sprints and stuff and ended up getting bashed up because he was cream crackered. He's pretty much been in radio silence for this one so I reckon he'll be better prepared.
Also worth noting the adjustments Rob McCkraen had his man change from Froch-Groves 1 to Froch-Groves 2. If the Cobra wouldn't have been hard as fuck same thing would have happened to Froch in the first fight as did to AJ v Ruiz. In the 2nd Groves fight, Froch fought a much smarter fight second time. I think AJ will have a better gameplan this time.
Going for AJ by ko. Looking back at the first three rounds I think AJ showed he could outbox Ruiz from the outside he was doing good work landing jabs and the bigger shots with leads rights and lead left hooks. Now of course that all changed when AJ got caught being reckless in going all out for the finish against a great counterpuncher who was still firing back. I don’t think AJ really recovered after that. Ruiz certainly has the mental edge and both will have longer camps to prepare for each other. I think there’s more AJ can do than Ruiz in that time to improve and make adjustments. I like Ruiz a lot but I gotta root for AJ as I don’t want to miss out on an AJ vs Fury/ Wilder mega fight
He arguably won the first round, won the second clearly and was winning the third with a KD to boot when he got caught on the temple. I'd agree he didn't look in control or bossing it, but at the point of the first KD, it would not have been unreasonable to have your card written in favour of Joshua as...I thought Joshua looked like shit boxing v Ruiz.
I don’t think he was ever in control of the fight to be honest.