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IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz will rematch Anthony Joshua this coming Saturday and with less than a week left to this anticipated showdown, the Mexican has made clear he will be giving his all to retain his belts when they both meet in the ring.
Ruiz shocked the world on June 1st at Madison Square Garden , when He went in as a late replacement, overcame a third round knockdown to drop Anthony Joshua four times en – route to a seventh round KO victory, winning the Heavyweight title and penning his name down in history as the first Mexican Heavyweight champion.
However, many boxing experts believe that Andy Ruiz was actually lucky to win the fight and some lay emphasis on the countenance and health of the champion during the first fight. Some believe the the financial success from the first fight has gotten to him and Joshua will have no issues defeating him in a rematch However, Andy Ruiz will be out to prove them all wrong just like in the first fight.
“I’m still the same Andy Ruiz. I’m still the same chubby little fat kid with the big dream. I’m still that person,” Ruiz told Gareth Davies of The Telegraph.
“Inside the ring, I’m the champion of the world. I’m Mr Hulk in there and I’ve still got a lot to accomplish. This journey now is what I’ve been dreaming about all my life. I accomplished my dreams on June 1 and I’ve still got a lot to prove on Dec 7.”