Andy ruiz analyzed the fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, and stated that he did not understand why the Briton did not apply a strategy similar to the one he used against him in his second fight.
“He stayed practically there without moving,” he said. Andy in an interview with Fighthype. “I don’t understand why he didn’t walk the ring more like he did with me in the second fight. He moved a lot to try not to be hit and if I got to connect him, he would grab me and move again. I know he had his strategy, but for this fight it was clear that it was not the best. “
Ruiz gave one of the great bells in boxing history by ending the undefeated Joshua in June 2019. The one of Mexican descent knocked him out in the eighth round to win the world heavyweight belts of the IBF, OMB and AMB.
However, six months later AJ regained the titles after beating him in a comfortable unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109) in Saudi Arabia.
Andy He also joined the different characters who ended up surprised by the fall of Joshua on London before just over 65,000 people last Saturday, September 25 against Usyk.
“I really thought that Joshua I would be the strongest in the ring ”, he considered Ruiz. “I thought he was going to show all that boxing ability, but in the end it wasn’t like that.”
Comparison to fight with Arreola
Ruiz also said that Joshua underestimated the ability of Usyk and that he had some fear to face the fight. Despite this, he did not rule out that AJ stay in the elite of boxing.
“I think they posed the fight badly, he probably underestimated Usyk. Maybe a bit like it happened to me with (Chris) ArreolaHe mentioned. “I believe that Joshua it’s still there on the scene, it’s still going strong. I think he was a little scared and held back. Or maybe you suffered with the left-handed guard of Usyk and his way of moving in the ring ”.
When the fight ended, Andy Ruiz sent his congratulations to Oleksandr Usyk, new world heavyweight champion.