- Andy Ruiz Jr says Anthony Joshua is worried ahead of his rematch with the Nigeria-British born fighter
- The Mexican champion shocked the world when he defeated Joshua in June 2018 and carted away his WBA, IBF & WBO belts
- Ruiz vowed to give what he takes to bring the heavyweight belts back home from Saudi Arabia
Andy Ruiz Jr believes Anthony Joshua is worried and desperate to win the rematch ahead of his much anticipated bout with the Nigeria-British born fighter in December.
The Mexican champion will be defending his heavyweight belts when he faces Joshua in an epoch-making fight to hold in Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz Jr, in a bout he was less considered favourite, stunned the world when he defeated Joshua through a seventh round knockout to cart away the Briton's WBA, IBF & WBO belts in June 1, 2018, in New York.
The boxing champion had earlier revealed he would be "10lbs lighter" as he seeks to be a better fighter in the rematch.
According to Boxing Scene, the 30-year-old has now allayed fear and tension on his camp, positing it was Joshua who is desperate to win his belts back.
"I think right now he's pressured, he's more focused on getting the belts back,” Ruiz told iFL TV.
"I think he's worried about getting the belts back. But I think he's in it to win it. He wouldn't have picked this fight for nothing.
The WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight champions also vowed to give what it takes to bring the belts back home again.
"Hopefully he brings it December 7 because I'm going to do whatever it takes to retain those belts and bring them back over here," Ruiz Jr said.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had reported that the Mexican-American boxer knocked out his trainer during training to send warning to Anthony Joshua ahead of their re-match in Saudi Arabia next month.
The 30-year-old shocked the world in June after beating the British born pugilist of Nigerian descent in the United States. Ruiz triumphed after knocking Joshua out in the seventh round of their bout to emerge heavyweight champion.
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