Anthony Joshua May be on the biggest fight of his career as he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr. this weekend in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz won the world titles from Anthony Joshua in June which was the biggest upset since Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson.
That’s not stopping Anthony Joshua as he looks past his rematch with Ruiz, confident he will win his belts back.
Joshua says, “He’s been on my mind five weeks prior to June 1 because that’s when he came in as a replacement and he’s gonna be on my mind forever because of all these boys we’re all going to fight anyway,” Joshua told Sky Sports about how the two will always be tied together in boxing history. “Me and Andy Ruiz, if he’s dedicated to the game, we’ll definitely see each other a third time down the line as well. This ain’t gonna be the last time I see Andy Ruiz in the ring.”
Anthony Joshua Confident In His Abilities
Joshua-Ruiz 3 is a fans wet dream, especially if the second fight ends even remotely close to how the first one went. Let’s not forget that Joshua knocked down Andy Ruiz first, in the third round of their first fight. Joshua promises the same level of violence he thinks the fans are thirsty for.
“I think there’s definitely going to be a knockout in that fight as well. I think that’s what the people want to see is bloodshed and knockouts, so I think we’ll definitely see each other a third time.”
“If God calls it, that’s what’s going to happen,” he added, talking about a win by knockout prediction. “I feel it in my heart, I’m confident and I believe in myself, so, yeah, I’m going to be victorious.”
While some may think Joshua may be overlooking Andy Ruiz, others see it as him being confident in his abilities as an elite boxer. Keep in mind, Anthony Joshua is no scrub. He unified three of the four major heavyweight belts and is a former Olympian.
Joshua and Ruiz rematch this weekend on DAZN and should Joshua emerge the victor, we may just get that rematch.