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Andy Ruiz Jr And Anthony Joshua Weigh In Ahead Of Rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr And Anthony Joshua Weigh In Ahead Of Rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr has put on a massive 15lbs (1 stone) for his rematch with Anthony Joshua who has weighed in 10lbs lighter from the first fight.

Ruiz Jr tipped the scales at 283lbs (20.3 stone) while Joshua weighed in at a lean 237.8lbs (16.9 stone) ahead of their highly anticipated rematch on Saturday.

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The Mexican-American came in at 268lbs (19.1 stone) before becoming unified heavyweight champion back in June while Joshua weighed in at 247.8lbs (17.7 stone) for their first meeting.

Speaking at the final pre-fight press conference, Ruiz Jr told reporters he wants to remake history.

"It's been a long three months of camp. I've been training really hard for this fight. Like June 1, I made history, and I think the importance is to remake history on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia," he explained.

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"Not much to say, but I'm ready to rock and roll, I know 'AJ' is going to come in with a different game plan. I know he's prepared, motivated, being more cautious - I know he's going to try and box me around. My job is to prepare for whatever comes my way."

Joshua, on the other hand, spoke about his challenger mindset.

"It's interesting to be on this side of the table," he said. "As you said in my 16th fight, I challenged for the world title, challenged for the title again with Klitschko, then Parker, and now I'm challenging again, so this is my fourth title challenge in a short space of time.

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"I'm used to being in this position, and even when you're champion, I think Andy being a respected heavyweight he knows you have to have the challenge and mindset.

"All these quotes that these fighters come up with is reality, challenger mindset. I've said that previously when I had the belts around my waist. Now I'm speaking this into existence, this is my challenge and mindset. So I'm going back to my 16th fight, focused and determined on the goal."

Ruiz Jr or Joshua - who wins the rematch? Let us know.

Topics: Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Fight News

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.