Ruiz Jr vs Joshua II: Anthony Joshua says ‘stopping isn’t in my DNA’ as he faces off with Andy Ruiz Jr in New York

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Anthony Joshua warned”I have a second opportunity” because he went face to face with Andy Ruiz Jr at a press conference in New York.
Where Ruiz Jr shocked Joshua before this season, ahead of the rematch on December 7 in Saudi Arabia, live on Sky Sports Box Office, the rivals met from the city.
IBF, WBA and WBO title-holder Ruiz Jr, wearing a sombrero, only broke from an intense face-off when he heard calls of”let us go champ” in the onlooking Shannon Briggs, the former heavyweight champion from New York.
Joshua earlier said:”In my short 11-year career, in the amateurs to the pros, I’ve seen a lot. I wouldn’t say I’ve seen all of it, but I’ve definitely seen a good deal.
“There were instances once I confronted beat as an amateur. My third fight. Picture I ceased there will be no now. I lost in the European Championship quarter-finals. Picture I ceased there will be now.
“I lost in the World Championship finals. Envision I ceased then, there will be. Stopping isn’t in my DNA. I will keep fighting and fighting for the passion of boxing. That is the place I belong.
“I had been born with a battling spirit. I know how to battle.
“People say,’you misplaced your titles’. I say,’to lose something is never to get it back’.
“I have a second chance on December 7. I didn’t have a warm-up fight, I’m not gun-shy.
“Shannon Briggs talks about the days he was down and out, and nobody believed .
“That is where’let us move champ’ comes into my life at the moment.”
Joshua subsequently called on Briggs to shout his catchphrase and he responded with a loudly:”Let us go champ!”
Ruiz Jr said in New York:”This is where I became the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world.
“But I understand Joshua desires his straps back. I understand how it feels to drop – I lost to Joseph Parker once I thought I’d won. Joshua can bounce straight back again. My job is not to let him get back the straps.
“I’ve had doubters my whole life, telling me I’d do nothing because of my physical appearance. Only because of the way I looked.
“People can now say,’if he did it, I could get it done’.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn included:”That is a gorgeous, savage sport and every fighter deserves respect but both of these are great role models and good ambassadors. This might be the heavyweight occasion of our creation.”
Joshua and Ruiz Jr met about a three-day media tour’s first leg in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. They reconvene in London on Friday.

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