I can be victorious: Anthony Joshua

I can be victorious: Anthony Joshua

Joshua will be looking to regain his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts after suffering defeat to Ruiz in NY earlier this year, but the British Heavyweight will have the backing of thousands of United Kingdom fans joining boxing enthusiasts from more than 60 countries across the world.

Anthony Joshua is set to earn a lot more than Andy Ruiz Jr in their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, December 7.

"I spent six months in the gym and that's why you see a boxer's lean physique", Joshua told Sky Sports in the United Kingdom amid questions over his more athletic appearance.

'If they're going to be investing this kind of money in the sport, we've got to be realists and say this is what's going to happen.

Anthony Joshua was riding high in the world of boxing until he met Andy Ruiz Jr, a Mexican bloke who derailed his undefeated streak and left a dent in his ideal career.

After a shock standstill in June, Joshua has undergone another severe training camp in an attempt to eliminate any shortcomings that were ruthlessly exploited by Ruiz Jr., although Whyte insists that his former opponent will realize if he is really ready for an immediate return fight.

"I'm expecting that", he said. "Even if you lose your next 10 fights, I would still like to rematch you". We have to pressure, work the body, break him down.

"Everyone talks about change but us fighters have a spark in us".

"This is all I've got so when I do fantastic things I keep my head on my shoulders, and my feet on the ground".

Ruiz Jr has suffered only one defeat in 34 fights, losing a majority decision to Joseph Parker in 2016. "The hard part is over, it's time to have fun on December 7".

"I'm confident and I believe in myself that I'm going to be victorious", said Joshua.

"I don't think he's ever fought a short guy that pressures, and is pretty slick", the 30-year-old Ruiz Jr said.

He had earlier defended his slimmer look in September saying he is focused on "sharpening the tools that I left out of the box". "Styles make fights. His style was flawless for me to become the unified heavyweight champion".

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