Anthony Joshua’s team has already identified ideal sparring partners ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Anthony Joshua’s team have after finding it tough to replicate the Mexican before the fight sparring programs in place.
Britain star has started to prepare for his second world title battle against Ruiz Jr from Saudi Arabia on December 7, now live on Sky Sports Box Office, since Joshua attempts to avenge his jolt New York defeat in June.
Ruiz Jr stepped into a late replacement following Jarrell Miller failed a drug test and promoter Eddie Hearn admits that the reversal of competition was not excellent for Joshua’s training camp, however the Matchroom Boxing boss revealed how early attempts have now been made to organize suitable sparring partners.
«It is so difficult to replicate the style of Andy Ruiz,» Hearn told Sky Sports. «The guy is 6’1», he’s 19st, and he has speed just like a middleweight.
«It is one thing becoming a sparring partner in, it is getting them to allow their hands go against Anthony Joshua. Would you would like to do this? You have got to be angry to spar with him combat him.
«We have got more heavyweights than anyone. I don’t really want them helping out Andy Ruiz. We’ve already identified probably men who we believe are the ideal mould.
«Among the issues last time was we had six weeks to prepare. Ruiz came Alexander Dimitrenko, which was a fantastic style from.
«We tried to find the sparring in, we struggled a bit, no explanations, but this time around the preparation has got to be put on. There’s six, seven guys we’ve already recognized and they make the trip and we can find the absolute best preparation this time around.»
Joshua and Ruiz Jr is going to be reunited at Friday’s press conference in London and the challenger has cautioned that he intends to regain his belts.
«I lost in the World Championship finals. Envision I stopped then, there would be no now,» said Joshua.
«Stopping is not in my DNA. I will continue fighting for boxing’s passion and more so as a ambassador for championship-level fighting. That’s the place I belong.
«I was born with a fighting spirit. I understand how to battle.
«People say,’you misplaced your titles’. I say,’to eliminate something is not to get it back’.
«I have a second chance on December 7. I didn’t have a warm-up fight, I am not gun-shy.
Practice Sky Sports digital programs for service of the London media conference on Friday.

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