Trainer Peter Fury believes that Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) can beat Andy Ruiz Jr. in their December 7 rematch if he ties him up frequently, and uses movement to keep him on the outside.
It’s no secret that Joshua, 29, failed to use his size in his first fight with Ruiz, and it cost him dearly.
Fury wants Joshua to fight Ruiz the same way that he fought Joseph Parker last year. Joshua stayed on the outside, used his jab and tied Parker up all night win a one-sided 12 round decision in Cardiff.
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After the bout, many boxing fans compared Joshua’s fighting style to a young Wladimir Klitschko. But for some reason, Joshua abandoned the new style, and went back to his normal brawling form in his subsequent fight against Alexander Povetkin and Ruiz. It’s interesting to note that Joshua was hurt in both of those fights.
The 6’6? Joshua has a big height and reach advantage over the 6’2? Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) that he failed to utilize in their first fight two months ago on June 1. Peter would like to see Joshua employ his size advantage to keep his shorter opponent on the outside where he’ll be harmless to him.