Ruiz Excited Heading Into AJ Fight

For Eddie Hearn, this Saturday is a crowning achievement for not only himself, but also unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, as Joshua headlines Madison Square Garden for the first time.

“What we’ve got is a very proud moment for AJ, for me selfishly and for our (Matchroom Boxing) team,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com.“We get to do the dream job for the week, which is to promote the heavyweight champion of the world at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s one of those moments you look back and say that it’s a big tick off the list.”

And while Joshua is considered the overwhelming favorite on Saturday night inside the World’s Most Famous Arena, Hearn lauds challenger Andy Ruiz cavalier spirit heading into his second fight in as many months.

“What we need now is one of his flagship performances against Andy Ruiz who is very tough,” insists Hearn. “What I love about this, he does not give a f***. He’s like, ‘I’m gonna go in there and knock Joshua out. I’m gonna let my hands go and I’m not gonna stop.’

“He doesn’t realize how big this moment is for him. He’s fighting for the unified heavyweight championship at MSG. He just can’t wait and that’s dangerous in itself. Everyone is like, “Is Wilder next?” We’ve got to think about this weekend first and foremost.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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