Anthony Joshua claims he lost to Ruiz in June because of an issue

Anthony Joshua claims he lost to Ruiz in June because of an issue

- Anthony Joshua says he has discovered the factor responsible for his defeat to Andy Ruiz in June

- The heavyweight star was handed his first career ring fall by Ruiz and lost his WBA, IBF & WBO belts

- Ahead of rematch in Saudi, Joshua said he has fixed the career-ruining factor, vowing to reclaim his belts

Anthony Joshua has opened more lids on his defeat to Andy Ruiz with the former heavyweight champion further submitting that a significant factor was responsible for his first ring fall.

The heavyweight star was handed first career defeat in what appears to be one of the greatest upsets in boxing history.

Joshua, bookies favourite, was up for the showdown against Ruiz at Madison Park in June but was shockingly floored through a seventh-round knock-out by the Mexican.

The 30-year-old quickly triggered a rematch clause in his contract and both fighters will meet on December 7 in Saudi Arabia for the second showdown of their fight.

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Speaking ahead of the much-anticipated rematch, the British-Nigerian born fighter said he has identified and fixed "one significant factor" responsible for his first loss.

“I’ve never been complacent. I did lose, and I’m upset about that, but it is what it is. So it wasn’t complacency," Joshua said.

“When I say I lost, it was more to the point of ‘it happens, it happened to me, so I have to take it.

"But the issues I had, I’ve fixed. And I may drop it on my YouTube channel one day.”

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Meanwhile, had reported that Anthony Joshua disclosed that he would want the world to "bow down for him" after beating "best man in the world" Andy Ruiz in their rematch bout.

Joshua 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.

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