Anthony Joshua dusts-off being nervous ahead of Andy Ruiz bout in Saudi

Anthony Joshua dusts-off being nervous ahead of Andy Ruiz bout in Saudi

- Anthony Joshua says he is not nervous ahead of his fight with Andy Ruiz

- The British-Nigerian pugilist will have a chance of proving Ruiz's victory over him earlier this year was a fluke

- Joshua was dispossessed of his heavyweight championship titles with a stunning defeat to the Mexican in June

Former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has dusted off insinuations that he is getting nervous ahead of his much anticipated rematch bout with Andy Ruiz.

The British-Nigerian born pugilist will have a golden chance of proving Ruiz's victory over him was a fluke and similarly reclaim his belts when he faces the heavyweight champion on December 7.

The "fight of dunes" slated for Saudi Arabia has seen both sides entangled in a spree of violent spats with Ruiz recently tipped to go for glory and show more hunger.

30-year-old Joshua had earlier said he wanted the whole world to bow down for him when he defeated Ruiz.

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With less than two weeks to the fight, Joshua disclosed that he is mentally strong having recovered from his first defeat at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

"Even though I lost, it was only in my quiet times like going to bed or something like that, that I really thought about it. In a weird way it was kind of like a relief. I'm quite a strong-minded person," Joshua said

"I find opportunity even in the worst type of cases. I don't hide from any situation. You could fill out this arena and I could talk about all my losses in life, and I'm proud of them. I'm not going to shy away from them anyway."

Joshua also rubbished talks that his career is at stake should he lose again to the Mexican champion in Saudi Arabia.

"No way. I'm never nervous. Look at the last fight I was about half asleep in the ring! I'm never nervous. I know I'm good," the British champ said.

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"Fighting isn't hard. Fighting and winning isn't hard. It's the training every day, having the right people around you every day. Honestly that is the biggest fight in my life. The winning is easy, that takes care of itself."

Joshua was deposed of his heavyweight championship with a stunning defeat to the Mexican in June.

And both fighters are head-up for a rematch in another epoch-making fight that has been adjudged greatest test of Joshua's championship.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Anthony Joshua has arrived Saudi Arabia for his much-anticipated rematch with Mexican heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr.

The fight is scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 7, in the country's capital Riyadh with the IBF, WBC, and WBO belts on the line.

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