The rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua is coming around the corner, and one thing that Ruiz made mention of is that they’ll be action in the rematch on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with Boxingscene.com, Ruiz explained that while he was victorious by stopping Joshua in the seventh round, he admits that Joshua got to him in the third.
“He did get me,” Ruiz said to Boxingscene. “That was my first time getting dropped but I got up. It didn’t really hurt. He got me with a strong right hand and was trying to finish me off. But I ate that.
“I remember when he hit me and was trying to win it, and I was just trying to stay in the pocket, to stay in the fight. I’m the type of fighter who is going to go in there and give it everything. There’s nothing to lose in that moment.
— AndyRuizjr (@Andy_destroyer1) September 7, 2019
Ruiz in the interview mentioned that in the rematch that will air on the streaming service DAZN at the end of the year, that they will be plenty of action and is prepared for it.
“It should be scary for him to know that. I’m a warrior. I take shots. I give shots back. On December 7 there is going to be a lot of action in this, a lot of action.”
“I don’t underestimate any fighter,” Ruiz said. “I know AJ’s going to come stronger and more focused, but inside the gym, like Mike Tyson says, everyone has a plan until they get hit.
Ruiz also mentioned that there had been a lot of people looking for reasons into why Joshua lost. Ruiz stopping Joshua back in June 1st was the biggest upset in boxing in over 16 years and says at the end of it all, it comes down to a styles clash.
“I’m sure everybody was trying to look for an excuse and reason why he didn’t perform and why he lost. I think it was down to the style. Styles make fights and I’ve been calling AJ out for a while. I knew his style was perfect for me and that’s why I plan to do the same thing.”
This rematch taking place in Saudi Arabia will shift the heavyweight division for 2020 and is without a doubt one everyone in boxing has there eyes on.