WBA/IBF/WBO World Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. isn’t concerned about what some are calling the new and improved version of Anthony Joshua.
Joshua revealed his much slimmer figure on Tuesday, during the open workouts in Saudi Arabia.
This coming Saturday night, the two boxers will collide in a rematch in the country.
When they fought in June, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to walk away with the four belts via a seventh round knockout.
Ruiz and his team have put together another game plan for victory and he believes Joshua’s tactic of slimming down will not make a difference in the fight.
“I don’t think it’ll matter, I’ll weigh the same I did on June 1,” Ruiz told Sky Sports.
“I know ‘AJ’ has been working on different technicals, he’s slimmed down, so we’ve been working on different things and angles, different pressures and combos, ready for whatever he brings. I didn’t want to do anything different. We just trained harder and focused more in the gym on the speed and the technicals, and of course the pressure. I don’t want to show too much of what we’re working on, it’ll all come out on December 7.
“Every boxer has to have that confidence that they are better than other fighters. I don’t underestimate anyone in the ring, I know AJ will look good, it’s my job to prove everyone wrong again. I’ve been working hard since I was six-years old, these belts mean a lot to me. I made my dreams come true and now I’ll make another dream come true.
“I don’t want to predict any knockouts, but I’ll die trying to get this victory to bring these belts back to Mexico. The hard part is over, it’s time to have fun on December 7.”