(Information) – World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr believes his re-match with Anthony Joshua can be a more durable battle than his gorgeous victory in June however says all of the strain is on the Briton forward of their showdown in Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr & Anthony Joshua media welcome occasion – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2019 Andy Ruiz Jr poses for a photograph Motion Pictures through Information/Andrew Couldridge
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.
“We’ve obtained to see the place he’s at as a result of all of the strain is on him. The strain isn’t on me as a result of I adopted my dream, made my desires come true,” Ruiz stated forward of the so-called ‘Conflict on the Dunes’.
“In fact I would like extra although — I would like the legacy of Andy Ruiz Jr.”
Ruiz knocked down Joshua 4 occasions of their bout in June however says the 30-year-old will undertake a extra cautious method within the Diriyah Enviornment.
“I’m anticipating that,” he stated. “But when he desires to bang, it’s higher for me. I like to bang as a result of that’s the fighter that I’m. We’ve to strain, work the physique, break him down. Particularly his mentality.
“One punch can change the battle. That’s what occurred on June 1. It is likely to be somewhat more durable than the primary time. I’ve obtained to point out my expertise, my expertise.”
Ruiz Jr has suffered just one defeat in 34 fights, dropping a majority determination to Joseph Parker in 2016.
He stated it is going to be a conflict of kinds when he faces Joshua once more and believes the previous Olympic champion will wrestle to fathom an efficient technique.
“I don’t assume he’s ever fought a brief man that pressures, and is fairly slick,” the 30-year-old Ruiz Jr stated. “I felt like I used to be boxing him round though I used to be the shorter man.
“He noticed one thing that he’s by no means seen earlier than. Types make fights. His fashion was good for me to develop into the unified heavyweight champion.”
Reporting by Martyn Herman; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge