Joshua rejects Ruiz partying excuse for rematch defeat
Anthony Joshua has dismissed Andy Ruiz Jr’s excuse that he had spent three months partying after his victory in Madison Square Garden back in June.
The Brit challenger was fully focused before he executed his gameplan to the letter in Saudi Arabia, regaining his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO world heavyweight titles after a unanimous points victory.
Joshua had vowed to be the better second time around, while Ruiz was confident he could emerge victorious for a second time.
But the Mexican-American admits he got carried away with his new-found fame after the first bout.
Joshua, however, doesn’t have any sympathy for Ruiz after their second fight ended in a very different fashion.