Andy Ruiz Jr vows to claim ‘missing belt’ and challenge for undispited titles after Anthony Joshua rematch

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ANDY RUIZ JR has vowed to add the “missing belt” to his collection of unified titles after his Saudi Arabia rematch against Anthony Joshua.

The Mexican-Ameircan, 30, defends his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns against AJ on December 7, having scored a 25-1 upset against the Brit star in June.

Andy Ruiz Jr wants to beat Anthony Joshua and win the WBC title
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But Ruiz is already planning to ruin Joshua’s dream of holding the undisputed titles, by handing him another career-crushing loss and setting his sights on the WBC belt.

He said: “Of course, I’m just missing one belt.

“One belt to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that’s the goal, but I don’t want to look past Anthony Joshua.

“I want to defeat him one more time, because there’s a lot of critics saying that it’s a lucky shot, that I’m going to lose.

“I’m using all the negative energy to positive energy, so we’re going to win.”

WBC king Deontay Wilder, 33, is set to rematch Cuban southpaw Luis Ortiz in late November, weeks before Ruiz’s travels to Diriyah.

But The Bronze Bomber already has his second defence lined up, another rematch – against AJ’s Brit rival Tyson Fury in February.

Ruiz and Wilder are both in the same promotional stable, Premier Boxing Champions, making a lucrative title showdown less hassle to negotiate.

However, the Snickers loving champion is equally as happy to face off against Fury, with the pair previously trading online jabs against each other.


He added: “I don’t want to look past Anthony Joshua.

“My eyes are on the prize with him, so after I win that fight, then I can fight Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.

“We’re in the same team, so I think it will be good.”

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to rematch for the WBC title
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