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Photos: Anthony Joshua Grinding Hard For Andy Ruiz Defense

Anthony Joshua has insisted that he hasn’t underestimated Andy Ruiz Jr. “one bit” ahead of their unified Heavyweight World title clash at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday June 1, shown live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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The California-based Mexican is in his second World title tilt having pushed former WBO Heavyweight ruler Joseph Parker to the limit in the Kiwi’s hometown in December 2016, being edged out by the finest of margins via a majority decision.

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Ruiz has another golden opportunity to create history by becoming the first ever Mexican Heavyweight World Champion in the Big Apple next week and the ‘Destroyer’ has warned IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO champ ‘AJ’ to under-estimate him at his peril.
 
Joshua heads into his highly-anticipated US debut as a heavy favourite with many bookies but the British sensation says he is all too aware of the threats posed by his latest challenger, who he feels is deserving of a second World title shot after stepping up to the plate when others shied-away.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fire4231 on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19772554]Are you kidding me with this efairytale excuses. Wilder was a bronze medal winner at the Olympics. What's the difference between a gold medal and a bronze medal winner in the Olympics? Just a loss incase you don't know. Give…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 05-26-2019

Before every big fight we get a huge album of guys "grinding hard" where they are posing and making stupid faces

Comment by WarGatti on 05-26-2019

Is it possible to have a AJ thread that isnt derailed by talks of a wilder showdown? They are going to meet when business allows the most money to be made from the opportunity. Neither is scared of the other…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=Fire4231;19767690]May I lend you the world’s tiniest set of hands for sub-audible applause. Anthony Joshua is an Olympian with a strong amateur background. It is not rare for a fighter with that pedigree to fight early for a title and…

Comment by Fire4231 on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19764673]Lolx.... Give credit to whom credit is due. Eddie threw him there with the lions at a very tender stage into his pro career. At that stage some were still fighting guys with 10 losses at the club house. Eddie…

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