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Andy Ruiz: There has to be a trilogy vs Anthony Joshua, I deserve one more opportunity

There is no doubt in Andy Ruiz’s mind about whether he’d like to face Anthony Joshua one more time.

The two fighters met twice in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, with Ruiz winning the first bout at Madison Square Garden courtesy of a TKO, before Joshua won the rematch a few months later in Saudi Arabia via unanimous decision.

Ruiz has since gone on to defeat Chris Arreola and will face Luis Ortiz in September of this year, while the Englishman has defeated Kubrat Pulev, lost to Oleksandr Usyk and will now face Usyk again in August.

For Ruiz, he wants a rematch with Joshua to be organised, no matter what happens in each boxer’s upcoming fight.
“Once he beat me over there, there should have been a trilogy,” he said in an interview with ID Boxing.
“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 somehow.”

Andy Ruiz discusses Usyk vs Joshua
The American also spoke about Usyk vs Joshua during his appearance on ID Boxing.

“I think it could go either way,” he said as he started his analysis.

“I know 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.
“That’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.”

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