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Andy Ruiz Warns Joshua: I'll Be Lighter, Faster and More Powerful!

Andy Ruiz, the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight world champion, is training hard for his scheduled rematch against Anthony Joshua - which is scheduled for December 7 in Saudi Arabia.

On June 1, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times before he stopped him in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

"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," Ruiz said to ESPN Deportes.

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Ruiz is expecting a very tough outing the second time around, as 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," Ruiz said.

The first time around, Ruiz accepted the fight on late notice after Jarrell Miller was pulled after testing positive for a banned substance.

"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 discussed the fact that he had received an invitation to compete in the next Olympic Games, and he of course ruled out the possibility of going. The IOC will allow pros to compete in the 2020 games in Tokyo.

"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.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Curtis Harper on 10-16-2019

[QUOTE=OldTerry;20122582]Maybe 265 instead of 268.[/QUOTE] Andy about to redefine svelte

Comment by Tha Kid on 10-16-2019

[QUOTE=Mateuz asato;20122688]I think it's cause he can't stand Joshua's existence...... for him it's not enough for AJ to lose, he wants him to leave on a stretcher.......now that's real hate[/QUOTE] That's the mentality of all boxers. It's the hurt sport…

Comment by Rhonda Drowsy on 10-15-2019

Ruiz has switched from 1000 Snickers a day to 500 Snickers. He will be untouchable

Comment by NoConcoms on 10-14-2019

Ruiz just has a style that is all wrong for AJ. AJ is going to have to make some SERIOUS adjustments if he plans on beating Ruiz. I think he was being forced to fight at a pace he isn't…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-14-2019

So does this mean he's switching from the KFC Family Bucket to the 6 Piece Box Dinner? He is a good boxer, but it's just an embarrassment for a HW to show up that flabby for a title fight. IMO…

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