The Internet Thinks The Simpsons Predicted Joshua Vs Ruiz Jr. II
After Anthony Joshua managed to win his World Heavyweight Championship boxing belts back in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia, it will come as no surprise to anyone that everyone is thinking exactly the same thing.
Yes, The Simpsons predicted it years ago.
Not content with predicting Donald Trump's rise to become President of the United States of America, and basically every event in human history since 1989, they've now weighed in on 'The Clash in the Dunes' this evening.
Have a look and see what you think...
Well, admittedly that's obviously a still from the fight between Drederick Tatum and Homer Simpson from the episode 'The Homer They Fall', but the parallels are there if you observe the two photographs together.
The fight itself saw Ruiz's - shall we say - heavier frame, set against the chiselled muscle and superior stamina of Joshua.
OK, so no one airlifted Andy Ruiz out of the ring after 12 rounds, but you can sort of see where we're getting at with this.
The Simpsons even predicted Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II pic.twitter.com/RWqskuNxSM- Jordan Coombe (@Jordan_Coombe) December 7, 2019
What do you mean, nonsense? Come on, have a sense of humour.
Anyway, there are a lot of people online who reckon that it bears more than a passing resemblance to the cartoon, which first aired back on November 10 1996.
As for the fight itself, AJ was quicker and stronger than his American-Mexican opponent, and eventually won a unanimous points decision.
Ruiz was dogged, and threw his shots, but eventually came up short.
After the bout finished, AJ said: "I said I didn't want to get too carried away but it is emotional. This is about the public, and about British boxing. They won tonight and we created history by opening the floodgates.
"To Andy Ruiz and his family and team, love and respect and I want to see him in the ring again because he is very talented. l can box but I like to fight. I'm a warrior at heart, and sometimes when you're used to knocking a man out, it can happen to you.
"I'm a man that has made mistakes and when I was on losing path in life, I matured and bounced back. After I took my loss I had to mature as a fighter. Life is in boxing and that is why I love it because they go hand in hand. "
Andy Ruiz simply said: "D'oh!"
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