Ex Heavyweight champion of the World, Anthony Joshua has talked about what he wants from fans after he fights Andy Ruiz this December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The huge Mexican-American, Ruiz, surprised the boxing world when he defeated Joshua in 7 rounds in New York’s Madison Square Garden in June, but Anthony feels he will be hailed this time around if he reclaims the 3 heavyweight belts on the line.
He added he will be fighting the best man in the world.
His words, “I’m fighting the best man in the world now. I’m going to whup him, and show how great I am.”
“They think he’s so great, so when I beat him I want everybody to bow to my feet and tell me how great I am.
I couldn’t beat Ruiz Jr before and get the credit I deserved. You saw me in the ring [before the fight] – I wasn’t fighting King Kong, was I? I didn’t have that mindset.
Apparently I’m fighting the quickest hands and the best fighter in the division. So once I beat him I want everybody to bow to me.”
Do you think he’ll win this time?
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, OBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He is a former unified world heavyweight champion having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles between 2016 and 2019. At regional level, he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.
Joshua represented England at the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships as an amateur in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. In 2014, a year after turning professional, he was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine. In 2017, his victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to do so.
As of June 2019, Joshua is ranked as the world’s third best active heavyweight by BoxRec, and fourth by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Joshua’s Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people. His cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer. The pair made their professional debuts together in 2013.