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Deontay Wilder Knows Anthony Joshua's Secret Flaw Ahead Of Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch

Deontay Wilder Knows Anthony Joshua's Secret Flaw Ahead Of Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch

Deontay Wilder claims his "sixth sense" has allowed him to see Anthony Joshua's weaknesses against Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Joshua lost his heavyweight world titles to Ruiz Jr last June in New York as the Mexican-American fighter stopped the previously-undefeated Brit inside the distance.

But he has the chance to regain the unified belts when he rematches Ruiz Jr in December, though Wilder believes the rematch will go the same way while highlighting his frail body language.

"I really don't believe he is ready for that. I'm one of the people that he has to prove wrong," he told Sky Sports.

"Many people have doubted me from the beginning and still do so. But I'm one of the people he has to prove wrong.

"I understand body language, I am very smart when it comes to [these things]. What his body said in that ring showed me everything that I need to see. Only the fighter would know within himself.

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"The secret is still to be told. And that's OK, because you want to keep people guessing. Was it this? Or was it that? That's why the second fight is bigger. People don't know what to think.

"People will finally see what it really was. If he's not right, and people are saying one thing but he does another, then people will have their own perception of what they think about him afterwards.

"People say 'if he loses, it's over'. There is more pressure on him. When I talk about his situation I feel drained. Trust me, I have a sixth sense."

Joshua will face Ruiz Jr for a second time in Saudi Arabia on December 7 as he looks to reclaim heavyweight supremacy.

Wilder, on the other hand, is set to defend his WBC crown versus Luis Ortiz in November before clashing with Tyson Fury again.

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Heavyweight, Deontay Wilder

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.

 

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