I am the extra expert boxer, says Ruiz forward of Joshua rematch

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FILE PHOTO: Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr & Anthony Joshua Press Convention – Hilton London Syon Park, London, Britain – September 6, 2019 Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua pose throughout the press convention as Andy Ruiz Sr seems to be on Motion Photos by way of Information/Peter Cziborra/File Photograph

(Information) – World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr stated he was the extra expert fighter and Briton Anthony Joshua should rethink his technique of their Dec. 7 title rematch.

Mexican-American Ruiz produced one among boxing’s largest upsets when he dethroned the beforehand undefeated world champion Joshua with a seventh-round stoppage at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard in June.

Their second WBA, IBF and WBO title showdown — dubbed the ‘Conflict on the Dunes’ — takes place in Saudi Arabia after former Olympic champion Joshua triggered a rematch clause and Ruiz stated the followers can anticipate “fireworks” after they slug it out once more.

“He’ll attempt to make changes. I do not know if he needs to trade punches, however I might love for him to do this as a result of I am the extra expert boxer,” Ruiz stated in an interview revealed on Saturday by The Telegraph here

“He’ll attempt to field me spherical and use his jab. However for the way lengthy? How lengthy can he preserve me away from searching him down? That’s what we’ve been engaged on most of all proper now, heading into the struggle.

“Battle followers are… going to see lots of fireworks. If he knocks me down, I’m going to stand up and knock him down. I do know he’ll attempt to do the identical if I knock him down. The principle factor is to remain targeted and disciplined.”

Joshua was dropped to the canvas 4 instances within the June bout and Ruiz, who has by no means been knocked out in his skilled profession, stated that he would look to manage the struggle and use his velocity towards his taller opponent.

“I wish to impose myself on this struggle, however I don’t wish to overlook him,” Ruiz added. “He’s nonetheless a harmful fighter. I respect him and all of the fighters who danger their lives contained in the ring.

“He’s going to have some methods up his sleeve and it’s my job to not let that have an effect on me. The principle factor is stress, throw combos and use my velocity. I can’t let him develop balls in there.”

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ken Ferris