Ruiz Jr warns Joshua: You didn't hurt me
Andy Ruiz Jr has ominously told Anthony Joshua “I wasn’t that hurt” when he climbed off the canvas.Sky customers: Buy Ruiz Jr v Joshua 2Non-Sky customers: Buy Ruiz Jr v Joshua 2
Glaringly, Joshua and Ruiz are changed people from that extraordinary Manhattan evening seven months ago. For a start Joshua , normally a placid and eloquent talker, is swearing with an abandon of which his God-fearing parents would doubtless disapprove, referring frequently to his “f--- you attitude”.
Anthony Joshua warmed up for his heavyweight rematch with Andy Ruiz with an open workout in Riyadh. There are loads of Filipinos in Saudi Arabia so Pacquiao is a fighter they’d love to get here. “They’d love Wilder-Fury, who I believe they had discussions about, there is a potential third fight there .
Frank Warren believes Anthony Joshua will always be vulnerable to being knocked out regardless of whether or not he avenges the sole blemish on his record when he faces Andy Ruiz Jr this weekend.
Joshua was put down four times by Ruiz en route to a shock seventh-round stoppage defeat in New York back in June - the only other man to drop him to the canvas before that was Wladimir Klitschko in 2017.
Joshua vows to 'whup' Ruiz and show his greatness
Anthony Joshua says history will not repeat itself when he steps into the ring with Andy Ruiz Jr for a second time."I'm fighting the best man in the world now," Joshua told Sky Sports News. "I'm going to whup him, and show how great I am. "They think he's so great, so when I beat him I want everybody to bow to my feet and tell me how great I am.
Ruiz ’s victory was all the more remarkable because he took the fight on short notice after Joshua ’s scheduled opponent, Jarrell Miller, tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Boxing enthusiasts had been talking about the next great era of heavyweights, led by Joshua (22-1)
Anthony Joshua is more dedicated than ever and believes he is heading to the next level in Saturday’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his world titles, he tells Sean Ingle.
Warren, who promotes Joshua's heavyweight rival Tyson Fury, is of the impression that the loss to Ruiz highlighted underlying weaknesses in the Brit's armour.
'I think his last few fights have showed that his chin is a bit suspect, no doubt about that. Certainly the last fight proved it and that is something that's always going to be there,' Warren told Sportsmail.
Although Warren says the extra time to prepare for the unruly and unusual come-forward style of Ruiz will be beneficial, he is not predicting a different outcome when the pair renew their rivalry for the heavyweight world titles this weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Whyte returns on AJ rematch bill
Dillian Whyte returns to action against Mariusz Wach on the same bill as Anthony Joshua's epic rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. The British heavyweight faces Wach, a former world title challenger, ahead of Joshua's massive showdown with Ruiz Jr on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.Poland's Wach has proven his grit while extending Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin into the later rounds and will be hoping to drag Whyte into a dramatic battle after rejuvenating his career with two victories in his home country.
Saudi Arabia are planning to create a new £400bn cross-border There will be a £15m Saudi Cup horse race next year while Tour de France organisers ASO are taking a five-stage cycling tour there . Andy Ruiz Jr takes a tour of the stadium in Saudi Arabia where he is to fight Anthony Joshua .
Clash of the Dunes between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr may help Saudi Arabia become a Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr have conducted open work-outs this week Eddie Hearn has admitted that the main draw of taking Joshua there is the cash Joshua , Ruiz and promoter Eddie Hearn have been pursued from New York in June to
He adds: 'The first one, there were all the stories going around that Joshua was knocked out before the fight and I tend to believe them. I think that was the case, Ruiz took it on five weeks' notice and he took Joshua's best shot and Joshua couldn't cope with him.
'Obviously, he has had longer now, I'm not saying it will make a lot of difference to him physically but mentally he will be in a better place but I look at it and think what is AJ going to do? Is he going to box? I don't think he's going to outbox him because Ruiz has got fast hands and I think he will catch him again and knock him out again.'
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AJ: Usyk? Let's rock and roll!
Anthony Joshua insists he is ready to "rock and roll" with Oleksandr Usyk, if a WBO title defence is enforced next after his points win over Andy Ruiz Jr. Britain's heavyweight star regained the WBO, WBA 'super' and IBF titles following a masterful points victory over Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, and WBO president Paco Valcárcel was quick to tweet that mandatory challenger Usyk must receive a title shot within 180 days.
£66MILLION pay-day for Anthony Joshua as British heavyweight rakes in a staggering fee for Saudi rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr with total purse reaching With steely determination, Joshua is keen to win back his belts and eye the rest of the division. Joshua is likely to be in line for much more if he
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And Warren imagines that another defeat by Ruiz will come at the price of Joshua losing the core of his fan group and money-spinning pay days headlining stadium events on PPV shows.
He says: 'I think Joshua will still be a bit of an attraction if he loses again, and if there was a big fight for him I think some people would still watch him.
'But that air of invincibility he had would have gone. And you won't be seeing him fighting in front of 80,000 people, 70,000 people again I don't think.'
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I'm successful, isn't that good enough? - Joshua rejects Wilder criticism of Ruiz performance .
Deontay Wilder was extremely critical of Anthony Joshua after he won his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, but the Briton dismissed his comments.Joshua, having been stunned by Ruiz in his sole professional defeat at Madison Square Garden in June, cruised to a unanimous decision victory in their second meeting in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to win back the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.