If I beat him for the second time, he should take a break from boxing – Andy Ruiz Jnr tells Anthony Joshua ahead of their rematch
Andy Ruiz Jnr has told Anthony Joshua to quickly embark on a break from boxing if he loses to him for the second time.
Back in June, Joshua lost his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in a shock defeat to Ruiz Jr back at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round.
With the pair getting ready to have a huge rematch that will take place in Saudi Arabia in December, Andy Ruiz Jnr has advised Joshua to go on a quick break if he fails to regain his world titles.
I think he should take a little break if I beat him,’ Ruiz Jr told Sky Sports.
‘Let him recuperate, but one or two losses are not going to make a difference.He’s still a warrior, he’s still a great fighter, and I’m sure he’ll bounce back.’
He said: ‘I think I had to grieve and ask myself all the questions you would expect.’People say “you lost”, I call it a blip.
‘I can’t wait to get in there and fight him. Every time I have fought a champion I have risen to the occasion.’
Written by Kartia Velino