Ruiz : No Friends Or Respect Inside That Ring

Faster, stronger, more talented than he was before, this is what Andy Ruiz promises what Anthony Joshua will deal with on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.

The unified world heavyweight championship will be on the line when Joshua looks to gain revenge against Ruiz, who dropped him in the seventh round of their June 1st fight inside Madison Square Garden.

“I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man. But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect or anything,” Ruiz said to ESPN Deportes.

“It will not be an easy fight. I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he bring(s),” Ruiz said of the fight set to take place in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.

“I will arrive in better condition…. lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win. People will always talk like this, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”

“It’s not for me, professional boxing is where I am. It’s better for me to give the opportunity to other kids who have that dream of going to the Olympic Games,” Ruiz said of receiving an invite to represent Mexico in 2020, something he openly discussed for the last few months.


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