Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has warned Anthony Joshua not to continue to underestimate Andy Ruiz Jr. ahead of their rematch next month.
Ruiz shocked the boxing world when he stole the Brit’s three world titles in June by giving Joshua his first loss with a seventh round TKO.
Many feel Joshua underestimated the American in their first bout, especially after he dropped him in the first round.
Ruiz, no doubt buoyed by his win over the summer, appears to have lost weight in order to make him quicker around the ring.
And former two-weight undisputed world champion Holyfield, who sparred with Ruiz when he was still a teenager, insists Joshua will have his opponent “in his face” constantly in Saudi Arabia.
“Andy Ruiz Jr. really can fight. He has fast hands and can really hit hard. But don’t nobody seem to know it,” Holyfield told World Boxing News
“Everyone is thinking it’s a fluke (that he beat Anthony Joshua the first time), but the guy showed he can get up…
Source: Complete Sports