Anthony Joshua Is Ready To Counter The Hook That Caused His Only Ever Loss
By Mike Parrott
Anthony Joshua recorded his first ever loss to the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. this Year in June when Ruiz won via TKO in the seventh round.
AJ is ready and prepared for the left hook that caused his first ever loss, and loss of his World Title Belts. Joshua vs Ruiz 2 is only a matter of weeks away, with the fight scheduled for the 7th of December 2019.
In the build-up and training for the fight, Joshua was seen on video working on a hard-counter to the left hook that ruined his perfect record.
Filmed at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, AJ was seen sparring with Spaniard, Angel Fernandez and both of the Boxers were working extensively on the counter to the devastating Ruiz left-hook.
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Joshua spoke to the media after the spar, and said he was ready to get his title back:
Joshua said: "I'm fighting the best man in the world now. I'm going to whup him, and show how great I am...They think he's so great, so when I beat him I want everybody to bow to my feet and tell me how great I am."
"I couldn't beat Ruiz Jr before and get the credit I deserved."
Even though the Watford-born Boxer is very confident for the fight, he knows he needs to be ready for another underdog performance from Ruiz Jr.: "Apparently I'm fighting the quickest hands and the best fighter in the division. So once I beat him I want everybody to bow to me...It's a restart, that's the best way of explaining it."
"We've had plenty of time to prepare for the rematch, I've always had the challenger mindset...I'm in for a tough fight but I don't have any fear of Andy. I'm not gun-shy, I'm ready to swing and trade."
Joshua vs Ruiz Jr 2 is scheduled for the 7th of December, 2019, with the fight taking place in Saudi Arabia.