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Andy Ruiz Jr. believes Anthony Joshua should adjust against Oleksandr Usyk and looks forward to a trilogy bout later.

Following his defeat in their rematch in Saudi Arabia, Andy Ruiz believes he should have been allowed a trilogy fight against Anthony Joshua. Andy Ruiz Jr claims he has unfinished business with Anthony Joshua after the two-time world heavyweight champion attempts to reclaim his titles in a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next month. The Ukrainian, … Continue reading Andy Ruiz Jr. believes Anthony Joshua should adjust against Oleksandr Usyk and looks forward to a trilogy bout later.

Following his defeat in their rematch in Saudi Arabia, Andy Ruiz believes he should have been allowed a trilogy fight against Anthony Joshua.

Andy Ruiz Jr claims he has unfinished business with Anthony Joshua after the two-time world heavyweight champion attempts to reclaim his titles in a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next month.

The Ukrainian, who defeated Joshua on points in September, will stand in the same spot that Ruiz stood in 2019 when the American traveled to Saudi Arabia to defend the world titles he had stripped from Joshua earlier in the year.

Joshua returned with updated strategies to impose his power over Ruiz on that occasion. This time, he’ll have to correct a mistake he made in his first meeting with Usyk’s technical prowess.

Ruiz, who conceded at the time that he did not prepare as well as he should have for his rematch with Joshua, believes Usyk will do better than he did but expects the Brit to adjust appropriately.

“If Usyk doesn’t do the same thing I did (he can win), I’m sure he doesn’t because he’s been on top of the game in cruiserweight and undisputed in cruiserweight,”

“I think it could go either way. I know Anthony Joshua has a new trainer in Robert Garcia, he’s over there trying to show him the Mexican style to be aggressive, throw a lot of punches, to be first, to come at him.

“But Usyk is an awkward fighter, he’s an awkward lefty fighter, it’s why we picked a lefty as well in case we have to go through Usyk.”

“Even in sparring it’s a little tricky but we adjust to it, I’m pretty sure if Anthony Joshua has been sparring a lot, because that’s exactly what helps us and having different styles in there, he can adjust.” Said Ruiz

Ruiz’s only fight after losing to Joshua was a unanimous decision win over Chris Arreola in California in May.

He returns to the ring in September to face Luis Ortiz in an attempt to establish himself as one of the world’s top heavyweights.

“Of course, that’s something we should have done,” he said. “Once he beat me over there, there should have been a trilogy. I should have had one more opportunity to get back those belts just like we gave him the opportunity with the rematch.

“Things happen, he lost again to Usyk and the best man wins.

“Of course, there has to be a trilogy. Even if he loses or wins, or if I lose or win, there has to be a trilogy some day and some how.”

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