Anthony Joshua has stated that Andy Ruiz cannot beat him a second time because the first time it happen was due to lack of experience.
Andy Ruiz produced a shocker when he stopped Anthony Joshua in the seventh round of their first bout at the Madison Square Garden in June.
“It wasn’t burnout. The issues I faced in the last camp, it’s just down to lack of experience. Even though it was at a high level, we were still finding experience. Andy Ruiz is good but I don’t think he should beat me twice.
I used to hear guys say you have to take a loss and I would think ‘why’? Now I can understand it and know what it takes. I have more understanding now and my ears are open to new information so that’s making me smarter as a fighter,” Joshua told BBC in a new interview.
A rematch for the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title dubbed the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ has been slated to take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7.
“The blessing is I have a second chance and here we are,” the 30-year-old said.