After a big lose against Nigeria’s/British finest boxer, Anthony Joshua, the Mexican/American boxer demands for a third fight with the current heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
Andy Ruiz is a former unified heavyweight champion, having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in June 2019, only to lose them in a rematch with Joshua held on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua on Saturday night comprehensively defeated Andy Ruiz Jr 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 in their rematch to regain his IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA (super) heavyweight titles.
their respect for one another and embraced before they did their post-fight interviews, according to talksport.com.
When Joshua asked Ruiz if he wanted to retire following calls for AJ to do the same after he lost in New York, Ruiz answered that he wanted a third fight.
Grabbing the mic, he said, “I want the third fight.”
He then asked the crowd, “Who wants to see the third fight?”
In fact, Ruiz Jr asked the Saudi Arabia crowd several times if they would like to see a third fight between the two men and he seemed to want to do it in Saudi again, too.
Joshua suggested he was well up for it too, declaring, “If you’ve heard, we’re gonna do a third.”
Ruiz was outclassed on the night and he admits he went into the rematch too heavy, having tipped the scales at more than 20 stone on Friday.
He said, “It was his night. I didn’t prepare how I should have.
“I gained too much weight. I don’t want to give excuses, he won. He boxed me around.
“If we do a third fight, I’m going to get in shape. I’ll be in the best shape of my life.
“I thought I was going to feel stronger. Next fight I’m going to get more prepared. I tried to train myself for this.
“I was chasing him too much. I was hesitating too much.”