Ruiz Jr vs Joshua II: Anthony Joshua insists being a challenger again is ‘a great mindset’

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Anthony Joshua has said”sometimes the ones who are chilled and calm might bark” about the laidback Andy Ruiz Jr, who he rates as”the best heavyweight out there”.
Joshua and Ruiz Jr went face to face in London as their media tour reasoned, meaning preparation will ramp up ahead of their December 7 rematch from Saudi Arabia, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Asked about being a challenger into the entire world heavyweight championships, Joshua stated:”It’s a wonderful mindset to have and you can not lose that. The moment you have got to retire. You’ve got to be starving.
“I had a blip. We proceed. I’m not bashful. No anxiety.”
Joshua said about his upcoming opponent who took his own IBF, WBA and WBO belts before this season:”Ruiz Jr is composed but he can battle. He is not.
“Occasionally the ones that are calm and chilled might bark back, and will definitely combat .”
When he tried to finish off Ruiz Jr having knocked him down, only to suffer a punch which amuses the beginning of the 37, he place his seven-round stoppage defeat to the moment.
“There is no need to hurry,” Joshua explained about how he will approach the rematch. “Until the beef is 100 percent cooked, do not take it out of the oven. I went on to take it and I got burnt. I must wait till it’s ready then get the kill. In the previous fight, he wasn’t prepared and that was a mistake on my part.
“I will get the titles back and be honored as the very best heavyweight in the branch.”
His own willingness to fight the top contenders at a thinly-veiled dig was earlier pointed to by joshua.
“Wladimir Klitschko? Champion. Joseph Parker? Champion. Alexander Povetkin? Champion,” he said. “Now I am fighting another winner in Andy Ruiz.
“My struggles and my fights are not cherry-picking. They are the elite of the elite, the very surface of the crop.
“Right now, in my estimation, Andy Ruiz is your best heavyweight out there.
“Everyone knows it was important to overlook fighters because we wanted the fight with the WBC champion [Deontay Wilder]. But I don’t need to overlook Ruiz Jr..
“I will walk to the ring, probably jog to the ring this time, crack my throat and clench my fists, and if that bell moves we are likely to get down and dirty and manage business.”
Ruiz Jr explained:”I still have that hunger. I just got these belts. You think I want to lose them? Hell no.
“I seem heavy, I look large, but I had the mindset that I’d be the very first Mexican heavyweight champion.”
Ruiz Jr was likened to Mexican legends from his coach Manny Robles:”I compared Andy into Julio Cesar Chavez, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales stylistically. Like Andy does, you don’t struggle with heavyweight fighters that could fight this manner.
“Andy had the best style to give Joshua a wonderful battle.
“Joshua had never confronted anyone like Andy. Many of you likely agree with me.
“Most boxers become better if they taste conquer. You win or you understand. I am convinced Joshua will learn.
“What does he have to lose? He does not need to worry about that undefeated record. Andy had tasted overcome and he understood what that felt like. He became a much better fighter and learned. He’d nothing more to lose and everything to win.”

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