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Andy Ruiz is Getting Prepared For a "Different" Kind of Joshua

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is preparing for every version of Anthony Joshua.

The two fighters will collide in a rematch on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz pulled off a massive upset back in June, when he dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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As he prepares for the possibility of getting revenge, Joshua has made adjustments in his training and with his body.

Joshua appears to have slimmed down, after numerous criticisms that he was packing too much muscle.

A lot of experts believe Joshua will user a lot more movement in the rematch, while keeping Ruiz at a distance.

Ruiz expects that possibility as well, and he's getting ready for that version of Joshua.

"We've got sparring partners running around and being slick," Ruiz told Sky Sports.

"A lot of people came to me and said that they wanted to help, like Michael Hunter. The only thing I'm doing differently is sparring. I've got a lot of different sparring partners in case he tries to switch his style up - in case he tries to box, or keep me away with the jab. We're practicing.

"I've had an almost three-month camp for this fight. We've got more things done. We've practiced what AJ is going to do."

Ruiz explained that he's still as hungry as ever, in preparing to retain his world titles.

"No-one said it's going to be easy. It's never easy. The hardest part is training, getting up in the morning, going for a run, going to the gym. The easiest part is going to perform," Ruiz said.

"Of course it will be hard but as long as you have the motivation to win, to conquer something bigger than I already did, then it gives you the advantage to pursue other dreams."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OnlytheTruth on 11-27-2019

[QUOTE=MastaBlasta;20211730]A fool with his money?? No moreso than Aj has been with his. Ruiz has invested son. It's a world-class fight. Aj can punch Ruiz can punch. Ruiz can punch and bang, and will do so all night. Ruiz takes…

Comment by uppercut510 on 11-26-2019

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;20212275]Good day my brother. Every left hook Ortiz landed on Wilders whiskers on Saturday I was thinking of you and getting ready to compose the most disrespectful message. However then I thought this is what they want. We have to…

Comment by OldTerry on 11-26-2019

[QUOTE=Butt stuff;20213176]Yeah Wlad was a big swimmer too at the back end of his career as he said running was too much for his knees. Makes sense, I'm only 12 stone but I definitely feel it in my knees too.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Batfink on 11-26-2019

These are the fights that can make legends, Joshua has a huge opportunity to demonstrate his versatility and capability to adapt to an opponent. All boxers should loose a boxing matches otherwise they are not fighting the best challengers, the…

Comment by Butt stuff on 11-26-2019

[QUOTE=OldTerry;20211558]Probably just as bad for Joshua as Ruiz. In Joshua's case it is more weight on the knees. The knees don't care if the weight is fat or muscle. It's interesting that Wilder gets most of his cardio from swimming…

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