News | Sep 04 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr insists history will repeat itself against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

'The hunger still remains,' says Andy Ruiz, 'I don’t want 15 minutes of fame, I want it to last'
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HEAVYWEIGHT world champion Andy Ruiz Jr believes the result will be exactly the same when he faces Anthony Joshua in their rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz, who was born in America but fights for Mexico, shocked the division in New York in June when he inflicted a first defeat on Joshua to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.

Former Olympic champion Joshua was knocked down four times before he was stopped in the seventh round on his US debut, marking one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history.