Eddy Reynoso Wants Andy Ruiz Jr. to Fight Anthony Joshua Again: ‘He Has Already Beat Him’

Published 02/26/2021, 9:01 AM EST
08 December 2019, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah: US-Mexican professional boxer Andy Ruiz Jr (L) in action against Britain’s Anthony Joshua during their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena. Photo: Oliver Weiken/dpa (Photo by Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images)


Former heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr., is eyeing a return to the ring for his first fight under Eddy Reynoso’s guidance. Despite having no official opponent, several names can welcome ‘The Destroyer’ back to the squared circle.

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However, Eddy Reynoso has already sighted a contender for his prodigy and it is none other than unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. Considering Ruiz Jr’s sensational win over ‘AJ’ in 2019, Reynoso billed it as the perfect return.

Although Joshua had avenged the loss in the rematch, Reynoso seems optimistic about ‘Destroyer’ winning the trilogy showdown, if it ever happens. He connected with Behind The Gloves to address the entire scenario.

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“I would love to see him (Andy Ruiz Jr.) fight Joshua again, with the training, I think he could beat him (AJ). He has already beat him (AJ). It just takes a little bit of discipline and a good training camp,” said Reynoso.

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At Team Canelo, it has been a different training regime for Ruiz Jr. He has shed some valuable weight and appears to be in perfect shape ahead of a big return.

While he already had the boxing skills and power, a change in his physical shape can turn him even treacherous. That said, the Mexican can be a serious problem for the heavyweights.

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What’s next for Andy Ruiz Jr.?

Instead of Joshua, ‘The Destroyer’ can also return against his former stable-mate, Chris Arreola. Despite his trainer’s will to set up a fight against Joshua, it might not happen in 2021.

Anthony Joshua will possibly face WBC titleholder, Tyson Fury, in a title unification fight ahead. So, it bizarre to see Ruiz Jr return against ‘AJ’ unless he holds off his return to 2022.

Andy Ruiz Jr. before his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Haevyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, Andy Ruiz Jr. and Joshua have won 1 fight against each other, which sets the perfect stage for a trilogy clash. If ‘AJ’ vanquishes Fury and Ruiz Jr. bags a win on his return, they can collide again to settle the scores for once and all.

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Amid so many options, Ruiz Jr. can have a bright future ahead in the heavyweight division. But, he will have to make the right decisions at the right time.

Do you think Andy Ruiz Jr, can beat Anthony Joshua again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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