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Boxing news: Andy Ruiz Jr fires ‘robot’ jibe at Anthony Joshua after video emerges of Brit training for rem – talkSPORT.com



July 5, 2019
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The unified heavyweight champion appears to have no fear going into a second fight with the man he beat on June 1

Andy Ruiz Jr has sent a subtle shot in the direction of Anthony Joshua after seeing a video of him training for their rematch.

The Mexican-American heavyweight knocked out the British champion in anenormous upset last monthto claim the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

Just over four weeks later, AJ has already declared his intentions totake up the contractual rematchoption and posted various videos of him back training for the second fight already.

On Thursday he uploaded a clip of himself shadowboxing while moving backwards on a treadmill, then popshotting in and out on a punch bag, avoiding staying in the pocket for too long.

These videos were reposted on Twitter and then seen by Ruiz, who responded by quote tweeting the clip and simply adding a ‘robot’ emoji as his caption.

Ruiz Jr was a late replacement for Jarrell Miller and was a rank outsider to beat Joshua

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Ruiz Jr was a late replacement for Jarrell Miller and was a rank outsider to beat Joshua

In the build-up to the first fight, Ruiz stated that Joshua ‘fights like a big robot’ and insisted his speed would trouble the champion.

This is exactly what happened as his sharp left hooks caused the champion’s downfall, dropping him four times en route to a seventh-round stoppage.

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