By Max Seitelman: Andy Ruiz Jr is leaning in direction of grasp boxer Tyson Fury defeating Anthony Joshua when the 2 combat for the summer time’s undisputed heavyweight championship.
Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) says Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) has by no means fought a giant heavyweight with the boxing abilities of WBC champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), and he sees his awkward type giving him issues.
Joshua’s final efficiency in opposition to Kubrat Pulev in December didn’t wow Ruiz, who felt underwhelmed after watching it. Since his loss to Ruiz in June 2019, AJ has modified his preventing type, and he’s not the aggressive fighter he as soon as was.
For Joshua to beat Fury, he’s going to want to boost his recreation and convey extra of the outdated brawler again. Attempting to out-box Fury may show to be a mistake on Joshua’s half as a result of he’ll be gifting away his strengths, which is his energy and velocity benefit.
Ruiz Jr is with a brand new coach Eddy Reynoso since his loss to Joshua in December 2019, and he’s planning on preventing in April. Though Ruiz isn’t saying who his opponent will likely be, Chris Arreola is the man he’s anticipated to face.
Ruiz Jr extra devoted with new coach
“It’s a blessing being over right here. It’s so much completely different from my final camp the place I used to be coaching,” stated Andy Ruiz Jr to Little Giant Boxing. “And it’s all focus, all dedication. Plus, you bought Canelo, Ryan [Garcia, Oscar [Valdez], all these motivated people who make it easier to wish to develop.
“It’s like competitors in there. We’re all making an attempt to be the most effective, however we’re serving to one another out. A lot like to all people, you understand?”
“Self-discipline, dedication, and coaching f*** exhausting, man,” stated Ruiz when requested what he realized since including Eddy Reynoso as his new coach.
Being round all these nice fighters has acquired to be an enormous supply of motivation for Ruiz, who was lacking that previously. Coaching in the identical health club as Canelo Alvarez, Oscar Valdez, and Ryan Garcia will make Ruiz higher.
Fury beats Joshua says, Ruiz
“I feel that’s going to be an attention-grabbing combat,” stated Ruiz when requested concerning the Joshua vs. Fury combat. “I’ve fought Anthony Joshua, however I haven’t fought Tyson Fury.
“Tyson Fury has a bizarre type. He’s tall and fights tall. I don’t know. I form of see Tyson Fury profitable that combat.
“And I wasn’t too impressed with Anthony Joshua’s final efficiency,” stated Ruiz Jr about Joshua’s win over Kubrat Pulev final December. “He acquired the job completed, and he’ll transfer on to the following.
“I feel Tyson Fury would possibly get it; you by no means know,” stated Ruiz Jr in selecting Fury to beat Joshua. “, it is determined by how awkward he [Fury] is and if he bins. I don’t suppose Anthony has fought anyone that bins and strikes round, so we’ll see about that,” stated Ruiz.
Fury has shot of profitable if he can maintain Joshua from touchdown his energy photographs. That’s not going to be straightforward for him to do as a result of Joshua has the velocity and quickness to land. What’s completely different about Joshua is he throws combos, and he’s not somebody that’s solely throwing one shot.
That’s how Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko each fought Fury. They tried to hit him with single energy photographs, and so they couldn’t land. Tyson would tie them up in a clinch after they missed or counter the with quick, clubbing punches.
Ruiz Jr needs Joshua vs. Fury winner
“After all,” stated Andy Ruiz when reminded that he’s in on the dialog of preventing the winner of the 2 Joshua vs. Fury fights. “As soon as they see me in my April combat, the whole lot goes to alter.
“Everybody goes to see the dramatic change of thoughts, and from my crew and all that. It’s thrilling; I can’t wait to get within the ring.
“I’m not saying who I’m going to combat but, however it’s going to be an attention-grabbing combat. I don’t know, possibly, yeah,” stated a smiling Ruiz when requested if it’s going to be Chris Arreola that he faces subsequent.
If Ruiz appears good in his subsequent combat in April, there will likely be an enormous demand for him to tackle the winner of the Joshua -Fury fights in 2022.