Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz- What is it all about ?
It’s the rematch of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua, following their first fight in June this year.
When and Where ?
The big fight takes place on Saturday, December 7 at Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
What TV channel will it be on?
The fight won’t be televised on any TV channel in Nigeria
What time is the fight likely to start?
Antony Joshua and Andy Ruiz will touch gloves at 10pm Nigerian time on Saturday, December 7 – that is 1am in Saudi Arabia
How the fighters compare?
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz- Have they ever met before?
Yes, hence the rematch aspect. Both met for the first time in June this year. Ruiz produced one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history as he defeated Joshua via TKO in the seventh round.
What are they saying?
Ruiz on facing Joshua again:
“I’m confident about the rematch, but I don’t underestimate any fighter. 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.”
“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.”
Joshua on facing Ruiz for a second time:
“It’s about how you come back. I have a different challenge in my head. When you’ve walked the road once, you can do it again.”
“I am looking at myself in the mirror and saying I know I’m better than that [losing last time round]. Andy is still the same person. He will come game and I’ve got to change some of my bits and bobs.”
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz- Naij Mobile prediction
As impressive as Andy Ruiz was last time out, we can’t see any way Joshua gets defeated here again.We predict a Joshua victory – TKO in round six.