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UK: Joshua calls Ruiz 'best heavyweight out there' ahead of December rematch

United Kingdom, London
September 06, 2019 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz held a joint press conference in London on Friday ahead of their heavily anticipated rematch, dubbed the 'Clash of the Dunes,' set to take place in Diriyah, Saudia Arabia on December 7.

"We can't kind of overlook Andy and his talents and his success in the ring, because I'm fighting the best out there right now," said British Heavyweight Anthony Joshua adding that there is "motivation when fighting someone who has a skillset and is a champion."

"Even when people said I wasn't going to do nothing I just kept pursuing even though I looked heavy, I looked big, I just had the mind skills and mind set that I was going to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world," remembered US-Mexican Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr who said that his father and people around him believing in what he could do helped him get through rough moments.

Managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Kalil said "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is proud, privileged and excited to stage a sporting occasion of such global magnitude" promising a "warm and friendly welcome to all international visitors" and "an incredible atmosphere."

Ruiz stunned the sporting world with his against-all-odds knockout of the Briton in New York City's Madison Square Garden back in June

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz held a joint press conference in London on Friday ahead of their heavily anticipated rematch, dubbed the 'Clash of the Dunes,' set to take place in Diriyah, Saudia Arabia on December 7.

"We can't kind of overlook Andy and his talents and his success in the ring, because I'm fighting the best out there right now," said British Heavyweight Anthony Joshua adding that there is "motivation when fighting someone who has a skillset and is a champion."

"Even when people said I wasn't going to do nothing I just kept pursuing even though I looked heavy, I looked big, I just had the mind skills and mind set that I was going to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world," remembered US-Mexican Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr who said that his father and people around him believing in what he could do helped him get through rough moments.

Managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Kalil said "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is proud, privileged and excited to stage a sporting occasion of such global magnitude" promising a "warm and friendly welcome to all international visitors" and "an incredible atmosphere."

Ruiz stunned the sporting world with his against-all-odds knockout of the Briton in New York City's Madison Square Garden back in June

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