News | May 28 2019

Andy Ruiz ready ‘to make history’ with shock defeat of Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz feels he has learned from the only loss on his 33-fight record when he was beaten on points by Joseph Parker
Andy Ruiz
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ANDY RUIZ is ready to seize his date with “destiny” when he challenges IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

The 29-year-old Mexican, who pushed for the opportunity to be the opponent at New York’s Madison Square Garden following Jarrell Miller’s suspension, is convinced the time is right for him to succeed where he has previously failed.

It continues to haunt him that his only professional defeat, on points by a majority decision to Joseph Parker in 2016 for the WBO title since won by Joshua, came after he struggled to perform as he believes he can.