Andy Ruiz Jr Looks Even Faster Than Before With Frightening Hand Speed
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Andy Ruiz Jr has sent a warning to Anthony Joshua that he's ready for their fight after the speed he showed when striking a friend.
The hotly anticipated title rematch is set to take place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7.
And Ruiz showed he is ready after landing a swift gut shot to nutritionist Zoha Matin while sparring.
Ruiz is allowing Zo some offence in a light sparring session in someone's living room.
Zo then throws a combo of strikes at the 30-year-old but he can't resist firing his own swift response straight into the gut.
The powerful left-hook leaves Matin gasping for breath and takes a step back.
It's not the first time in recent months that the Mexican fighter has shown his intensity.
He recently commented on footage that saw him clock a trainer with a huge strike to the chin.
He jokingly said 'he barely touched' the trainer.
Ruiz Jr missed the pad and punched his coach flush on the chin and he said "Oh shit!" before embracing him.
It's less than three weeks till the huge rematch with Joshua and betting odds have the Brit favourite to reclaim his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.
Per SunSport, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfair have all priced a Joshua win at 4/11.
Ruiz finds himself at 5/11 to retain his belts.
He has shed weight in the lead up to his rematch with Joshua and earlier this month he revealed he's not actually lost much.
Despite his much leaner physique, he's insisted that he is only 3lbs lighter than he was five months ago.
Right now I'm only like 3lbs less than when I fought Anthony Joshua [at 268lbs]," he explained to iFLTV.
"A lot of people are saying, 'He looks too skinny, he's not gonna be strong.'
Those are people that don't really know about boxing. We've been looking really good inside the ring and I just wanna be 6lbs/8lbs lighter than I was for the first fight on June 1.
"That's the goal right now, it's gonna make me feel a lot better, more slicker, more faster, and it's gonna tell on December 7."
Judging by the speed and power he has shown in training videos, perhaps a Joshua victory is not as routine as many are thinking.