Joshua Or Ruiz Will Be The Biggest Star In Boxing
On Thursday, Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz touched down in New York for the first time since Ruiz knocked out Joshua in an upset inside Madison Square Garden.
Three months after Ruiz’s crowning as world champion, the two fighters promoted their December 7th rematch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and promoter Eddie Hearn commented to the press on Thursday that nerves hit both men at Wednesday’s media event in Saudi.
“Both guys are a little bit nervous whether they admit it or not because it’s a whole new experience,” Hearn told reporters in New York. “Ruiz had a little air of confidence not arrogance. Joshua was reminded of how he was in the early days. He has a lot more edge than in the first press conference because in the first press conference [in June] he gave him his belts. Ruiz looked like a competition winner.”
“In terms of who’s got more pressure? Joshua seems hungry. Does all the money from the last fight take Ruiz’s edge off? We have to see. If he wins this fight, he’s the biggest star in boxing. If Joshua wins the fight, then he probably is.”
“It’s the biggest fight in the world. We win, we start talking about the fights we talked about for 18 months,” Hearn said.
Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene.