Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz
Corridor of Famer and 4 time heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield, is backing Andy Ruiz to win the rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Final month at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis, Ruiz pulled off an enormous upset when he dropped Joshua 4 occasions to safe a seventh spherical stoppage and captured the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles.
Joshua has now exercised a direct rematch clause, and the second struggle is being focused for a date to return down on the finish of the 12 months.
Holyfield was very impressed with the efficiency from Ruiz.
“[The heavyweight division] is rising. With the struggle we noticed between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua, it exhibits that when somebody believes in himself, he can obtain what he units out to do,” Holyfield informed George Ebro.
Holyfield believes Joshua was not ready for the fixed stress that got here from Ruiz.
“Everything will depend on Joshua. If he does not get used to the pressure, the same thing will be repeated in the second fight. Ruiz has to make the same kind of fight, stay on him all the time. Joshua was not in the best condition on the first occasion and he must prepare for that kind of pressure,” Holyfield mentioned.
“Belief comes from the psychological. Everyone knows that Joshua is an effective fighter, who is powerful, however that is what occurs whenever you apply stress to an individual. Stress devours those that will not be ready to face it.”
So far as the result, Holyfield is backing for Ruiz to convey his 4 titles again house.
“Yes [I do expect the same outcome], because Ruiz would fight in the same way. He has no fear, he takes risks, and those who take risks have more opportunities to win and become world champions,” Holyfield mentioned.