While a rematch between the two boxers has not yet been made official, promoter Eddie Hearn says it will indeed happen later this year, on Joshua's home turf. He's been in the gym pretty much for 15 weeks and we had a tune-up fight in between. But those people were there cheering for Ruiz, outstretched arms for selfies, pats on the back, asking for autographs and a few fans yelling "Mexican pride!"
"I just feel so good, man", Ruiz said. "My speed and movement was always going to be too much for him". "June 1 I put them up in the air and they're up for grabs". I knew he would do this. So, I'll give you the answer and that's how it is. He was going to show everyone that he was going to win.
But California-born Ruiz would welcome the chance to face Joshua in Mexico, where his parents are from.
"I was a little gangster when I was young". I didn't want to go back.
Joshua insists that's not the case, saying: "No, I wasn't distracted". Boxers often get criticized and rightfully so for being vague on what is next for them instead of being blunt and to the point.
Joshua was mumbling to trainer Rob McCracken: "Why am I feeling like this" and was unable to take on any of the wise advice his mentor was desperately offering. That's when everything changed and my mind was on a different level. "When I first turned amateur when I was seven years old, my dad started giving it to me. There's a lot more to come, so stay tuned".
Golden State Warriors hit back with win in Toronto
The Warriors were tested late but held on, ultimately defeating the Raptors 109-104 in Game 2 to even the title series. The Warriors scored the first 18 points of the second half to take the lead for good.
The boxing world had grown frustrated waiting for WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Joshua - who had held the WBA, IBF and WBO belts - to meet for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The former IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion didn't blame referee Michael Griffin for stopping their fight in the seventh round and didn't attribute his stunning technical-knockout defeat to anything that occurred during training camp or fight week. Jarrell Miller's failed drug tests sent the challenger to the sideline and paved the way for Ruiz's unexpected title shot.
He beat Devin Vargas (KO), Kevin Johnson (UD) and Alexander Dimitrenko (RTD) en route to facing Joshua, which was less than two months after his last fight against Dimitrenko.
According to Mail Online, Joshua will earn £20million from the deal agreed before the fight in NY. "It will go down in history as a very big one", he says.
"Trust me, where I was at in life, I've dealt with more s*** than this, with some real big losses, and bounced back". I was looking at comments as well.
I've found a man who had a burning desire to create history, to create a legacy, and become the first ever Mexican world heavyweight champion.