Andy Ruiz Jr warned Anthony Joshua that he needs more than”15 minutes of fame” if they met at a press conference in Saudi Arabia.
The opponents went face to face for the very first time since Ruiz Jr from the nation which will host their rematch, live on Sky Sports Box Office on December 7 surprisingly beat Joshua.
“The hunger still remains,” Ruiz Jr stated ahead of protecting the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he took from Joshua.
“I really don’t need 15 minutes of popularity. I would like it to last.
“Two large heavyweights punching each other in the surface, it is going to be exciting.
“I understand Anthony Joshua is arriving tough, he is coming strong. He’s preparing tough, but so am I.
“There’s a good deal of responsibilities. I’m going to try my best. I’m likely to keep those belts and I’m going to have them back into Mexico.
“I’m going to win here in the same manner which I won on June 1″
Joshua was floored four occasions and defeated by Ruiz Jr on his US debut in New York.
The surprise outcome ended his expectation, his world heavyweight title reign and Joshua’s unbeaten record.
He previously said on AJ: The Untold Truth that he lost due to a”lucky punch – a punch delivered by the Gods”.
Joshua also said”he ain’t that skillful” concerning the Mexican-American who overcome him.
At Wednesday’s press conference at Saudi Arabia,” Joshua added:”I had been up against a fantastic challenger. Andy is champion.
“That’ll last until December 7 if he places his titles in the air. Two warriors to proceed the person and warfare will walk out victorious.
“Being a winner is over the straps. It’s really about a championship mindset. The straps will move up in the atmosphere and we will fight for them .”
Ruiz Jr’s coach Manny Robles stated:”It is time to flip the page. Dreams do come true, but it’s a reality.
“It’s time to go to get the job done. I can assure that the fans that Andy will be ready. He will be ready for the battle.
“There will be changes. We will be more time to prepare this time.
“You will expect a better Andy Ruiz. Faster, thinner, stronger.”
Joshua and Ruiz will meet on Thursday and around Friday at London.
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