Anthony Joshua instructed Andy Ruiz Jr. to “bring a good fight” for his United States debut after the pair weighed in forward of their assembly at Madison Sq. Backyard on Saturday.
The British fighter was all smiles as he stepped out in New York Metropolis to an ideal reception from his touring followers, persevering with to smile as he shared a phrase with Ruiz.
Requested what he had mentioned to his opponent, Joshua instructed Sky Sports activities: “Bring a good fight tomorrow, please. That’s what I said. Just bring a good fight tomorrow – and good luck.”
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Joshua tipped the scales at 247.eight kilos, whereas Ruiz was a heavy 268.
However the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion was not involved by the weights as he regarded forward to getting within the ring with Ruiz.
“Your weight, your training camp, put that aside,” he mentioned. “It’s all about getting in the ring and doing the job. I’m looking forward to it.”
In the meantime, challenger Ruiz (32-1) acknowledged some nerves on the eve of the largest combat of his profession.
“Yeah, there are a few nerves. But those nerves are going to kick in June 1,” he mentioned. “It’s all going to play out well.”