WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Andy Ruiz has said he has what it takes to retain his titles against Nigeria-British born fighter Anthony Joshua in the rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7th.
The Mexican champion will be defending his heavyweight belts when he faces Joshua in an epoch-making fight to hold in Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz Jr stunned the world when he defeated Joshua through a seventh round knockout to cart away the Briton’s belts in June 1, 2018, in New York.
According to Boxing Scene, the 30-year-old has now allayed fear and tension on his camp, positing it was Joshua who is desperate to win his belts back. “I think right now he’s pressured, he’s more focused on getting the belts back,” Ruiz said.
“I think he’s worried about getting the belts back. But I think he’s in it to win it. He wouldn’t have picked this fight for nothing. The WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight champions also vowed to give what it takes to bring the belts back home again.
“Hopefully he brings it December 7 because I’m going to do whatever it takes to retain those belts and bring them back over here,” Ruiz Jr said.
The 30-year-old shocked the world in June after beating the British born pugilist of Nigerian descent in the United States. Ruiz triumphed after knocking Joshua out in the seventh round of their bout to emerge heavyweight champion.