Anthony Joshua has been urged to ‘fight somebody who wants to win’ following a domination of Otto Wallin this month.
In his third and last match of 2023 on the Day of Reckoning card, Joshua easily overcame Wallin. Without actually taking any shots, he caused enough damage in the first five rounds that the Swede’s corner was able to remove him.
Even so, former rival Andy Ruiz Jr. was unimpressed. The former undisputed champion faced Joshua twice; the first time, he prevailed with a stunning upset knockout at Madison Square Garden in June 2019, while the second fight ended in a 12-round loss in December of the same year.
When asked about his thoughts on ‘AJ’s most recent battle, Ruiz Jr. said in an interview with battle Hub TV that the opponent wasn’t truly in it to win.
Well, that’s not really worth analyzing. He fulfilled his obligations. The opponent lacked a great deal of skill. He didn’t seem to have a strategy while facing Anthony Joshua, and facing Anthony Joshua requires having a plan.
“I wish I had been the one battling him; I wish I had been more skilled, someone who wanted to win the battle and throw punches, just like me. If we don’t complete the trilogy, he’ll most likely go a different path.
He was questioned about whether or not he wanted to face Joshua once more.
Naturally, Joseph Parker is always an option if not.
Among all the men Parker might face next, Ruiz appears to be highly on