Andy Ruiz, the current WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight world champion, has mentioned in an interview to ESPN Deportes that he is training hard ahead of his rematch against Anthony Joshua – which is scheduled in Saudi Arabia on December 7th, 2019.
He said in the interview: “I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man. But inside (the ring) there are no friends, there is no respect or anything,”.
Anthony Ruiz is expecting a much tougher the second time around, as Anthony Joshua vows to get revenge.
“It will not be an easy fight. I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he bring,” Anthony Ruiz said.
“I will arrive in better condition…. lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win. People will always talk like this, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”
Ruiz also told the reporters the fact that he had received an invitation to compete in the next Olympic Gamest
to be held in Tokyo, 2020, and there may be a possibility of accepting the invitation.
He said: “It’s not for me, professional boxing is where I am. It’s better for me to give the opportunity to other kids who have that dream of going to the Olympic Games,” Ruiz said
We recall earlier that Anthony Ruiz dropped Joshua four times before he stopped him in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York City in their previous clash.