Ruiz Jr inspired by Mexican greats ahead of Joshua bout

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Anthony Joshua OBE is ready to take over America - and Matchroom Boxing have set up an exciting fight week schedule for the United States debut of the Heavyweight ruler, who defends his World titles against Andy Ruiz Madison Square Garden in NY on Saturday June 1, live on DAZN in the U.S. and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

"If you watch his previous fights, he was going in for the kill and knocking people out".

"I expect it to be a hell of a fight again", Finkel told ESPN, while declining to get into specifics of the date, location or broadcaster.

"I think AJ will overcome Andy Ruiz and show what he can do in the ring". It would be for the undisputed heavyweight title and anybody would want to fight for that, and Josh would love to fight for that.

In terms of Wilder describing his first fight with Ortiz as "controversial", many in attendance and watching at home believed Ortiz was up comfortably on Wilder at the time of his stoppage as Wilder did not showcase much offense in the rounds he did not knock Ortiz down.

Whether they know it or not, Ruiz and Robles had a similar plight as Robles during his tenure with Ruiz went from being viewed as the next star coach in boxing to losing most of his fighters once Oscar Valdez, Jessie Magdaleno, Michael Conlan, amongst others left him. But I get a really good reception. "I'm on the fence in terms of the fight going the distance or ending in a knockout".

Dillian Whyte is on the cusp of a championship chance and could be joined in the next 12 to 18 months by any or all of Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman, as well as the returning Hughie Fury.

"AJ has a style which will make me look impressive". All I care about is myself and what I get out of boxing'. "It's massive support they're showing me and it is highly appreciated". That's far easier said than done.

"I can stay here or move up".

Ruiz, a year older than Joshua, is four inches shorter and has 20cm of reach to make up. Ruiz has never been dropped and he's never been knocked out. This is the hardest fight of my career but I know I will pull off an upset. It's a very good division and one that I could look to enter in a year or two.

"The fact is, with Canelo, is that if I slip up on Saturday night, that fight doesn't happen", Smith said. Miller made sense [born and raised in Brooklyn], so we needed a big name who'd been at the world level and Ortiz fit the bill. "I am a family man and a nice guy but, inside the ring, I am an animal".