Andy Ruiz believed he could beat Anthony Joshua after receiving his punches

Andy Ruiz believed he could beat Anthony Joshua after receiving his punches

- Andy Ruiz Jr knew he could beat Anthony Joshua in their first fight after being able to take the British boxer's punches

- The Mexican-American heavyweight claimed all three belts via a seventh round TKO

- The rematch is slated for Saturday, December 7, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Andy Ruiz Jr claims he was nervous before facing Anthony Joshua in their first fight back in June.

The Mexican-American was knocked down in the third round by the British heavyweight but dropped his opponent twice before the end of the round.

Ruiz went on to score another two knockdowns in the seventh before the referee stopped the fight in what was one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

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Their rematch is scheduled to hold in Saudi Arabia on December 7, and the new champion has revealed he is more confident since he took Joshua's best shot and did not give up.

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"When I got up, he got me with the perfect right hand that could have knocked anybody out," he told JD Sports.

"I think having that will of wanting to win and wanting to bounce back helped me a lot, but after I knocked him down I was like, 'F*** yeah man, I’m in the game'.

"He knocked me down, I got up, I knocked him down and I had the will to keep going and knock him out again."

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But Ruiz insists he was only dropped because he was feeling nervous during the course of the fight.

"A lot of people are saying it was a lucky shot, and this and that… I feel it was a lucky shot he got me with because I kind of got confident and got lazy when he got me with the uppercut," he added.

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"I was just standing there and he got me.

"I was nervous, I didn't know what I was getting myself into; all i knew was I was facing the guy that it was unthinkable that... nobody thought I was going to win, nobody thought that I could beat AJ.

"Look at this chubby little kid with heart, with a desire and a big dream that just wanted to prove everybody wrong.

"From the beginning I kept telling people, ‘You know what, I’m going to win, I’m going to become the champion of the world and what do yo know, I ended up doing it."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Andy Ruiz Jr, has taken a swipe at Anthony Joshua's slim shape ahead of their heavyweight rematch in Saudi Arabia.

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The WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion stated that the Nigerian-born British fighter will not be able to absorb his punches when they collide in Riyadh.

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