Feature | Dec 07 2017

EXCLUSIVE Andy Ruiz: ‘Joseph Parker didn’t hurt me at all. Not once’

Former world title challenger Andy Ruiz speaks to John Dennen about Joseph Parker and how he’d fare against Anthony Joshua
Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury undercard
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THE boxing world is waiting to see whom Anthony Joshua will fight next. Joseph Parker, the WBO heavyweight titlist, has been making plenty of noise, although bizarrely the New Zealander’s promoter David Higgins has taken gleefully to the airwaves, setting out their bottom line while waxing lyrical about Joshua’s supposed “glass jaw.” That talk is traditionally the stuff of promotional hype, once a fight has been made, arguing why your man is going to win. So far it’s unclear how well negotiations are progressing.

But if Parker does get the fight with Joshua, now the unified IBF and WBA heavyweight champion, will the New Zealander be able to live up to his promoter’s pre-fight boasts?

Boxing News asked Andy Ruiz, the heavyweight who fought Joseph Parker for the vacant WBO belt last year, how he would compare Parker to Anthony Joshua.

 

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