Joshua vs Ruiz Jr: Anthony Joshua to prove a point
“Joshua promises ‘daring’ performance”>Joshua vs Ruiz Jr: Anthony Joshua promises ‘daring’ performance in world heavyweight title defence
“I feel like this is the beginning of something. Everything we’ve done in London is irrelevant. Now we’ve got to be here and start fresh again.”
Anthony Joshua has vowed to “engage” and “take a few” in tonight’s fight with Andy Ruiz Jr.
“As he’s throwing shots, I’ve got to defend and counter and slip, counter,” Joshua said.
“Go first so you’re always engaging, because I think I can go there and box behind the jab and move around the ring and all that, but that’s not exciting. You’ve got to engage with them a bit, take a few.
“When people find a fight interesting is when they don’t know who is going to win – ‘hang on a minute, one shot and he’s going to get knocked out’.
“Go in there and be a little bit daring, a little bit engaging and hopefully come out on top in the long run.”
“I feel like this is the beginning of something,” Joshua said. “Everything we’ve done in London is irrelevant. Now we’ve got to be here and start fresh again.
“There’s been so many issues with who I’m fighting – ‘what’s Anthony doing next, can he beat Ruiz and go onto the next stage?’
“Yes I can, but I’ve got to prove it