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Boxing fans are fearing for Anthony Joshua after seeing Andy Ruiz display lightning quick hand speed in his open workout ahead of the world heavyweight title fight on Saturday.
Ruiz is looking to retain the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO belts he took off Joshua in shocking fashion when he knocked him down four times and beat him via TKO back in their June clash in New York.
The Mexican's style proved to be incredibly difficult for Joshua and footage of him on the pads as around 300 people watched his public workout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has got people thinking the same problems will persist.
Despite his body type and the fact he's a heavyweight, 'The Destroyer' has scary hand speed that many think will trouble 'AJ' once again in the bout dubbed 'Clash On The Dunes'.
Ruiz ko in 7. Hate me.- Eduardo (@GoatTheGOAT3) December 3, 2019
Ruiz is ALL wrong for AJ. I don't see any different outcome, but it's heavyweights and only takes one punch. People cracked jokes about his build and still are. Insider tip, abs don't help absorb body shots. That's the ones not many talk about from first fight Ruiz folded him up.- Uncle L :trident: (@LarryDKern) December 3, 2019
AJ's fucked- Sean:flag_ie: (@seancampbell___) December 3, 2019
Andy will put an end to Joshua career 12-07-19!!!- Tony Marquez (@TonyVmarquez07) December 4, 2019
Quick hands for a big lad. Will be interesting :punch:- Lennon29 (@Lennon291) December 3, 2019
Don't let a body type fool you. Unreal hand speed for a heavyweight- Sport Genius (@bignut25) December 3, 2019
It seems like Joshua took notice of how sharp Ruiz was looking too, as according to BBC Sport, the Olympic Gold medalist's smile disappeared from his face as he watched him go through his paces inside the squared circle.
Joshua, who has trimmed down half a stone for the rematch, says he has made changes that "will make it very difficult" for Ruiz.
But WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, feels Ruiz is just not a good match for Joshua style-wise.
"I really do think he has his number," Wilder told Business Insider, as per Boxing Scene.
"There's no way [Ruiz Jr.] can be a lucky puncher," Wilder said. "This man landed multiple times, that's a lot of lucky punches.
"I'm telling you, from a fighter's point of view, when you're knocking a guy down like that multiple times, you know what to expect and know what to do the second time. Try and do the same thing you did the first time, the second time. You've figured out his weaknesses."
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