David Haye vs John Ruiz Boxing Betting Line
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (April 3, 2010) Photo © Al Stevenson   
Tonight, newly crowned W.B.A heavyweight champion David Haye will make the first defense of his title when he faces top-15 contender David Ruiz in the U.K. Haye, 23-1, 21 KO’s, is coming off the biggest win off his career both literally and figuratively with a 12-round MD over 7’1” Nikolai Valuev as a 2-1 boxing betting favorite. Ruiz, 44-8-1, 30 KO’s, has hung around as a relevant heavyweight for the last decade and his bout against Haye will be his 13th title fight. Haye is largely viewed as the biggest threat to defeat the invincible Klitschko brothers but can he get by the cagey Ruiz first? Below is a boxing prediction with in-depth analysis to bloody the bookies. The David Haye vs. John Ruiz Betting Line has Haye as a -425 favorite.

Fight Picks Analysis: John Ruiz is one of the most underrated heavyweights of his era largely due to his boring style. Ruiz however is a very clever fighter who has good defense, a solid chin, in-fighting skills and power in both hands.

While Haye is a very gifted fighter with his blend of power, speed and athleticism he is not without flaws. The 29-year old Haye will have the edge in youth over the 38-year old Ruiz but Ruiz may actually have the better endurance if the fight goes into deep waters.

Haye has been known to take some opponents lightly and with his eyes set on the Klitschko’s, he may overlook the “Quiet Man” Ruiz. Haye’s biggest weakness is his mediocre chin and Ruiz has enough strength and power to maul Haye and welcome him to the world of heavyweight boxing. Ruiz was on the losing end of a very close decision to common opponent Nikolai Valuev just 17 months ago and he has some value as a +325 underdog.

Take a flier bet Ruiz to upset the popular playboy Haye.

Play: John Ruiz +325 Moneyline.

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