Deontay Wilder explains why Anthony Joshua will lose Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Ruben Hill
October 20, 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed he rejected an offer from to star in WWE, deciding to focus on his upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua instead.

If you ask Andy Ruiz, he thinks the British boxer is going to get on his bicycle in the rematch December 7 and be on the run instead of standing toe-to-toe in the middle of the ring to trade shots like they did the first time in June when Ruiz shocked the sports world and scored a seventh round finish.

"He will be out in Saudi Arabia to watch that fight", promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed.

"Andy Ruiz is in camp". "If they are going to [offer] it to me, of course I am going to take it".

"It just happens all the time in boxing, there is just a lot of envy".

"It wouldn't hurt to have one more".

The Mexican said: 'They invited me to go a while back when I won the title - they invited be to go over there and check it out.

Joshua criticised sparring partners for leaking "false allegations" in the build-up to his first fight with Ruiz Jr so has set about identifying a higher quality of boxer to help him get ready for the rematch.

But he explained that his physique may continue adapting to his new division.

He said: 'He's going to try and win by points.

"The problem is speed".

"He's sparring Chisora (yesterday)".

"That is great sparring for both", Hearn said. "We need to add weight properly, the right way, because we don't want to lose boxing skills".

Chisora fights David Price next Saturday before Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor's world super-lightweight unification fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua was outpointing Ruiz and even dropped him in the third round earlier this year, but the tide immediately turned shortly thereafter, as Ruiz returned the favor seconds later with a knockdown of his own, and three more by round seven, the last stanza before the fight was called off. It is a unique style and not many people can do it.

"I've seen pictures of Ruiz (Jnr) - he looks lighter but I don't know if they were photo-shopped!"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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