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Fury: If Joshua is KO'd Again, I Can't See Him Continuing Career

The fight is than two weeks away.

Anthony Joshua will attempt to reclaim his world titles on December 7th in Saudi Arabia, when he challenges IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz.

Back in June, Ruiz shocked the world when he dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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The first time around, Ruiz came in on late notice after the original opponent, Jarrell Miller, was pulled out when he failed three drug tests.

Both Joshua and Ruiz have made adjustments for the second fight.

Joshua has slimmed down, cutting down on some of his muscle - which he believes will help his mobility and stamina in the rematch.

“When you want to start adding all these different technologies to your game, one percent here and there, it’s a load of sh-t to be honest. Andy Ruiz Jr for example, little fat pig, comes in on three weeks notice, murdered every donut and taco in California, goes in with a guy who had a 12-week training camp with every sport scientist in the UK," Fury told the True Geordie podcast.

“[Joshua] has broken every heart monitor in sight, he’s been every cross-fit machine, been on the best diet you can get, but the fat fella goes in there and bowls him over in seven rounds.

“I see the rematch going pretty much similar to the first fight, I know they both lost some weight and there’s more time to prepare and all that, they’ll have different game plans. But Mike Tyson said ‘everyone’s got a great game plan until you get punched in the face’.

“I don’t think that Ruiz Jr is too good, but my opinion is he’s won already and knocked him out so he’s got a mental edge going into the rematch. Joshua is going into it mentally beaten already because he’s been knocked out. Boxing is 95 per cent in the mind anyway. It wasn’t a lucky punch, I gave Joshua one round out of the seven. Everyone has a boogeyman in their career, I think personally that Ruiz Jr is the boogeyman for Joshua."

Fury believes Joshua will likely retire from the sport if he suffers another knockout loss at the hands of Ruiz.

“If Joshua gets knocked out twice in a row, I can’t see him continuing to be fair. He doesn’t need the money and two KO losses is shattering to your career," Fury said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jondacon on 11-28-2019

I could see AJ(IF he loses again by KO) going into fights with Dillian Whyte, Chisora, Price, etc.. But I think he'll try to pull a UD, whether or not it's viewed as "survival mode" or he becomes too defensive…

Comment by Zelda on 11-27-2019

AJ would continue fighting for as long as he keeps getting money and his fights keep selling. If he loses to Ruiz again (very unlikely in my opinion), He'll probably go fight a few Tom Schwarzs and KO them in…

Comment by _original_ on 11-27-2019

When AJ gets KO'd (don't see him beating Ruiz) again, the only fight I could see him taking after a few tune ups is against Fury in the UK for big money. He'd probably get outboxed silly but Fury isn't…

Comment by Timur78 on 11-27-2019

Fury is a World Champion ***** Talker. How about he fight somebody in the boxing ring that presents a real danger to him? The last cherry pick went wrong with Wallin repeatedly buzzing him late in the fight...Fury has sworn…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 11-27-2019

Only thing I know is Fury dishing out all this advice while fighting some bums before he gets KO'd by Wilder in his next fight. Joshua may have a terrible chin but at least he's not scared to fight decent…

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