The heavyweight landscape is in the hands of two fighters next Saturday as the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua meet up in December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz spoke with Sky Sports and laid out to them the fight plan he expects to go into the “Clash on the Dunes”. Heading into this fight, I expect Joshua to stand on the outside and try to avoid getting hit on the inside, which played up perfectly for Ruiz leading to him becoming the winner in an upset in Madison Square Garden back in June.
Ruiz has been preparing for that as well.
“We all have a plan until we get hit, like Mike Tyson would say. I’m pretty sure he will want to box me around,” Ruiz told Sky Sports.
“I’m expecting that. But if he wants to bang, it’s better for me. I love to bang because that’s the fighter that I am.”
“December 7 we have to pressure, work the body, break him down. Especially his mentality,”
“We’ve got to see where he’s at because all the pressure is on him. The pressure isn’t on me because I followed my dream, made my dreams come true.
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One thing Ruiz told them was they haven’t seen any of his ring work and movement in the ring.
“People haven’t seen me cut off the ring,” Ruiz Jr. advised. “I actually break them down even faster when they try to box me around.
“One punch can change the fight. That’s what happened on June 1. It might be a little harder than the first time. I’ve got to show my skills, my talent.”
Ruiz is out to remind everyone that the first fight wasn’t a fluke and is definitely looking to repeat that as well to retain the championship belts that he won from Joshua back in Madison Square Garden.
“Styles make fights. His style was perfect for me to become the unified heavyweight champion.”