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Andy Ruiz Confident: I'll Do Better Than Whyte or Takam!

Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz is very confident, as he counts down the days until his showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua, who makes his American debut.

The contest takes place on Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Ruiz is a late replacement for Jarrel Miller, who was pulled from the fight after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

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Ruiz is a huge underdog in the bout, but believes that he has the necessary tools to expose Joshua.

After watching numerous tapes, Ruiz feels that he's pinpointed the flaws of the unified champion.

"There are weaknesses," Ruiz told Sky Sports. "He is the best right now because he has the belts. But the guys he has fought? I've sparred with them and they wouldn't want to fight with me.

"AJ has a style which will make me look impressive. Yes, he's strong and big. But my style will take away his advantages. This is business. I have nothing bad to say about AJ. I am the challenger and he is the champion. There is respect between me and him - but inside the ring there will be no respect and I will try to win and knock him out."

And Ruiz believes that he can do a lot better than two of the opponents who gave Joshua a lot of trouble.

"Carlos Takam, Dillian Whyte? I thought: 'I can do a lot better than those guys'. I'm an exciting fighter. People look at me and say: 'he's slow, he will get tired'. But I'm a combination fighter. I move, I throw punches, I go in to knock out my opponents," Ruiz said.

"Everybody that fights Joshua has fought scared - they move around and try not to get hit. But I'm not scared of getting hit. I'm here to get hit, and hit back. People like watching me fight because I'm not scared and I bring a fight."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 06-03-2019

[QUOTE=Dr Rassclart;19776557]Contradictory bs & your point is...?[/QUOTE] Hope you enjoyed the fight.... lol Fat blob made AJ quit in the corner... lol

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19777612]Oh ok. He was assured that Breazeale was going to win.[/QUOTE] Why, I don't know. If there was one opponent that stacked up well for Wilder to look good, it was Brezeale. I thought he'd last longer than a round,…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;19777705]I mean the entire situation. I felt the same towards the Wilder fight last week. If AJ loses, then Wilder might kick himself because the fight value goes down a lot if they ever do fight. Why do you always…

Comment by deathofaclown on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19777328]But AJ isn't the one marinating the fight. Wilder and Fury are. Do you feel the same way about Fury against Shcwartz? Because Fury actually chose him over AJ or the Wilder rematch.[/QUOTE] I mean the entire situation. I felt…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19777326]No, he's American.[/QUOTE] Oh ok. He was assured that Breazeale was going to win.

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