Boxing news: Evander Holyfield warns Anthony Joshua to expect same results against Andy Ruiz Jr unless he changes tactics


Boxing news: Evander Holyfield warns Anthony Joshua to expect same results against Andy Ruiz Jr unless he changes tactics

Evander Holyfield believes Andy Ruiz Jr can show the world his knockout of Anthony Joshua was no fluke when they face each other again next month.

Ruiz pulled off one of the greatest upsets in boxing when he inflicted a first defeat on Joshua and took his three world titles.

The pair will meet again in the ring, with the heavyweight titles on the line, in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will run it back on December 7 in Saudi Arabia
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Former heavyweight champion Holyfield insists AJ needs to change his tactics or faces losing again.

Speaking to World Boxing News, he said: “Andy Ruiz Jr. really can fight. He has fast hands and can really hit hard. But don’t nobody seem to know it.

“Everyone is thinking it’s a fluke (that he beat Anthony Joshua the first time), but the guy showed he can get up from being knocked down. He got took down and got back up to win.”

He added: “You look at Ruiz and he doesn’t look like he can fight at all. Nothing tells you he can fight, but he can fight.