Andy Ruiz Jr. pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he defeated Anthony Joshua via seventh-round TKO stoppage in their first meeting last June at the Madison Square Garden in NY.
Ruiz's poor conditioning was ruthlessly exposed by Joshua on Saturday, who nimbly outboxed the chubby champion. Over the next three to six months, I'm going to have to do it again.
Andy Ruiz was way too heavy.
When asked if he would be willing to face Ruiz again, Joshua replied: "Without a doubt". Listen to my dad.
"I take this s- seriously".
"It was his night", Ruiz said.
"I'm OK, I'm just a little disappointed", Ruiz said. I tried to do the training on my own. I've beaten some good names as well and I'm looking forward to taking on more challenges.
"You have to go back to the drawing board and if you really want to say what you say about going back to the gym and training hard, then I think you are definitely a title contender".
Robles meanwhile refused to point the finger at Ruiz. The person must be disciplined, you bought to be hungry. "I'm not the first coach where situations happen in camp". Thank you for bringing me this flag as well, I appreciate it. After that, they immediately proceeded with different interviews after their fight. "I got a sense of the crowd". I can't & # 39; no he loves him more than he has to love him. If we'd have gone toe to toe. "And they know if Ruiz can get Joshua out of there, imagine [what I could do]. that's why they stayed away from me".
'For this fight I think I was overweight, I didn't move the way I wanted to.
If confirmed, it will be the first non-team sporting event staged at Tottenham's new ground, and the first heavyweight world title fight held at a dedicated club soccer stadium since June 1997 when Herbie Hide beat the US' Tony Tucker at the Den, home of Millwall Football Club.
Anthony Joshua with four world title belts after beating Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Abike Dabiri-Erewa the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), congratulated Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua over his victory in Saturday's World Heavyweight Boxing fight in Saudi Arabia.
In Anthony Joshua's Instagram post, he expressed his happiness for winning another fight (his 23rd victory from a professional fight). He keeps punishing Ruiz with his jab, who is pursuing but can not get into range to land a heavy blow to send Joshua on the back foot, just as he had in their first fight. "When the opportunity presents itself to become unified heavyweight champion I'll take it".
In a humiliating outcome for Joshua, the referee waved the fight off in the seventh round.
IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk have been touted as potential opponents. Promoter Eddie Hearn also declined to elaborate on Joshua's future plans.
"There's an IBF mandatory, there's a WBO mandatory", said Hearn. "We'll speak to the governing bodies and see who goes first".