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Klitschko Backs Anthony Joshua To Get Revenge on Andy Ruiz

Former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is backing his former foe turned friend, Anthony Joshua, to get revenge by winning his upcoming rematch with Andy Ruiz.

Back on June 1, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times before the contest was stopped in the seventh round - giving the Mexican heavyweight the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The rematch is scheduled to take place on December 7th, in Saudi Arabia.

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Klitschko's last fight took place in April 2017, after he was stopped by Joshua in the eleventh round. Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing a few months later.

Prior their bout, Klitschko had used Joshua as a sparring partner in a past camp.

And since their bout, the two have become friends.

"I have been there, and I lost against guys that I shouldn't. I believe Anthony was surprised himself by what happened," Klitschko told BBC Sport.

"Anyone can fail, so now he is going to show the character, turn it round, and come back with a big win. I hope he is going to make it."

In the last few months, Klitschko has constantly been rumored to make a comeback.

At 43-years-old, Klitschko has refused to completely rule out a return.

The veteran has dropped hints, several times, on social media. But he's also rejected the idea of fighting again.

Will a comeback ever happen? Klitschko doesn't know for sure.

"Will I be back in the ring? I have still got it? Will I come back? I don't know. No-one knows," Klitschko said.

"I work out every morning and I lie to myself that I am going to be back in the ring and it is a sweet lie. I just enjoy myself and keep myself healthy. I don't want to speculate or put anything in the air."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by NachoMan on 10-13-2019

[QUOTE=Tyistall;20120107]The fact that you think Sanders and Ruiz have the same style, makes me not want to debate with you at all. End of.[/QUOTE] That’s not precisely what I said, but I think you know that. At any rate not…

Comment by Tyistall on 10-13-2019

[QUOTE=NachoMan;20110015]I don't think he's a division monster at all. I just think he's better than AJ, until AJ proves otherwise. What I find funny is the absurd lengths that AJ supporters go to rationalize away what was plain before objective…

Comment by Someone88 on 10-12-2019

Respect to Wladimir, he's right Joshua can beat Ruiz if he fights the way he can.

Comment by Simurgh on 10-09-2019

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20111411]ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Wladimir Klitschko was dropped three times in a IBF-WBO title eliminators in his first fight vs. Sam Peter ; I don't count that a legit win, Wlad was gifted a victory. Then once again after Wladimir…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 10-09-2019

[QUOTE=Stevenubbs;20111889]Honestly. No one. Besides ortiz. I'm a fan of the sport. Not a fan of any particular heavy. I see more potential in wilder than aj. My opinion. I see more flaws in aj. Hes kinda lazy and arrogant in…

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