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Ben Davison Calls Anthony Joshua 'A Poor Man’s Tyson Fury' After Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch

Ben Davison Calls Anthony Joshua 'A Poor Man’s Tyson Fury' After Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch

Tyson Fury's trainer has launched a scathing attack on Anthony Joshua's boxing performance against Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.

'AJ' put on a superb performance as he outboxed the Mexican-American star to recapture the world heavyweight titles in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

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But Ben Davison was far from impressed with the 30-year-old Brit superstar's performance and argued that he "can't do it on the level of Tyson."

He told iFL TV: "It was almost, not in a horrible way, like a poor man's Tyson Fury... He can't do it on the level of Tyson, but it was the tactics he needed to employ and he [has] done it well."

Joshua, who could reportedly earn over £100m from his fight, secured a unanimous decision victory over the 'Destroyer.'

Ruiz, 30, has wasted no time in calling for a third fight with 'AJ' to avenge his defeat in Saudi Arabia.

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And Joshua, who was heavily criticised by boxing fans for his performance, has welcomed the idea of completing a trilogy of bouts with Ruiz.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, the WBO has ordered for 'AJ' to defend his titles against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua told BBC Radio 5 Live that it was an emotional moment to win back the world titles that he had lost to Ruiz.

"I said I didn't want to get too carried away, but it is emotional," he said.

"This is about the public and about British boxing. They won tonight and we created history by opening the floodgates.

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Credit: PA

"To Andy Ruiz and his family and team, love and respect and I want to see him in the ring again because he is very talented.

"I can box, but I like to fight. I'm a warrior at heart, and sometimes when you're used to knocking a man out, it can happen to you.

"I'm a man that has made mistakes and when I was on losing path in life, I matured and bounced back. After I took my loss, I had to mature as a fighter.

"Life is in boxing and that is why I love it because they go hand in hand."

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Topics: Destroyer, AJ, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Ben Davison, Anthony Joshua, Boxing

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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