LONDON – World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr insists he is "still hungry" enough to retain the unified IBF, WBA and WBO titles when he rematches with Anthony Joshua on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudia Arabia.
Ruiz Jr, who is a 29-year-old Mexican-American, shocked the boxing world when he floored Britain's Joshua four times before dethroning the former champion inside seven rounds when they first met in New York's Madison Square Garden in June.
However, Ruiz says no matter where the contest is, he will expect the same result, proving that it wasn't just his lucky night.
"I know Anthony wants to get his belts back, but they're mine," he said in London on Friday's final leg of a press tour, which included Saudi Arabia Wednesday, and New York Thursday.
"All this hard work and dedication throughout my life means on December 7 we're going to win in the same fashion."