WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said that he will be even more prepared for his rematch with Anthony Joshua which is rumoured to take place later this year.
The 29-year-old returned to Imperial, California for a parade in his honour following his shock win on June 1 in Madison Square Gardens.
The fight was stopped in the seventh round after Ruiz Jr knocked down Joshua four times during English boxer’s United States debut.
They are under contract to fight again in a rematch.
“The rematch is going to be the same. I am going to be more prepared and more ready,” Ruiz said.
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“I know his flaws. I can do a lot better. The only thing that he can do is just run around, he’s not good at boxing.
“People thought I wasn’t going to do anything, I was too big, too overweight,” he added. “I don’t want to say all the things I am going to change.
“There is going to be a lot of changing, I am going to come at a better weight this time. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.”
The Californian born Mexican boxer earned a reported $7 million for the bout after he was a late call-up to replace Jarrell Miller who failed a drugs test.
“First of all I bought a car for my mum, that was the first purchase I made from the money I got. I messed up a lot of her cars when I was young so I got her a brand new car.”