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Andy Ruiz Jr Has Already Started The Trash Talk Ahead Of Joshua Rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr Has Already Started The Trash Talk Ahead Of Joshua Rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the history of the heavyweight division earlier this month, stopping undefeated world champion Anthony Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden.

It was a bout the Mexican fighter wasn't even given a puncher's chance heading into, but he thoroughly outboxed his much fancied opponent. Having only been drafted into the fight as a late replacement for Jarrell Miller, Ruiz suddenly found himself as the heavyweight champion of the world.

His rematch with Joshua is now set to be one of the most hyped fights in recent memory, with the watching public waiting patiently to see if he can down the Olympic gold medallist once more.

Speaking to reporters yesterday (as reported by the BBC), he had no doubt that the next meeting between the pair would play out in similar fashion.

The rematch is going to be the same. I am going to be more prepared and more ready.

I know his flaws. I can do a lot better. The only thing that he can do is just run around, he's not good at boxing...

People thought I wasn't going to do anything, I was too big, too overweight. I don't want to say all the things I am going to change.

There is going to be a lot of changing, I am going to come at a better weight this time. It's going to be a hell of a fight.

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One would have to wonder if Joshua will also be far better prepared heading into the next fight, and he seemed to underestimate his opponent on the last occasion. It would also be foolish to count out Ruiz however, who was streaks ahead of Joshua in a technical sense.

It should be a cracker.

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Gary Connaughton

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