Mike Tyson Gives Game-Changing Advice to Andy Ruiz Jr. for a Potential Anthony Joshua Trilogy

Published 06/21/2021, 11:24 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr. during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson believes Andy Ruiz Jr. can beat Anthony Joshua once again if they ever collide in a possible trilogy. Although the pair are far from facing each other in a current scenario, a third meeting is still relevant on charts. That said, Ruiz Jr. has often expressed his interest in the third bout. He was the first and only man to vanquish Anthony Joshua, in what became one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history.

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Besides, Ruiz Jr. also became the first-ever Mexican fighter to grab the world heavyweight gold. While the scoreboard is at a 1- level; heavyweight icon Mike Tyson pinpointed how Ruiz Jr. can dismantle Anthony Joshua in another fight.

Speaking on his podcast with Ruiz Jr, and Henry Cejudo, Mike Tyson said, “I think the jab, his jab basically put him in the position for everything. I think he has to just keep using his jabs, and put it in the face two-three times, follow with the right-left.”

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He added, “If you don’t throw a jab, he could see everything coming. The hooks, he can see everything coming.”

Following a loss in the re-match against Anthony Joshua, ‘The Destroyer’ maintained a long-lay off from the in-ring action. He made a few changes in his camp and joined hands with Team Canelo. Hence, Ruiz Jr. claimed a successful return against Chris Arreola and is back on the championship ride. However, Anthony Joshua is way ahead in the race and is currently looking to defend his titles against Oleksandr Usyk. So, will we ever see Joshua vs Ruiz 3?

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On bagging one more win, Ruiz Jr. would be a viable contender for the world titles. Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua would have to remain a champion to materialize the trilogy against Ruiz Jr. After a possible fight against Oleksandr Usyk, ‘AJ’ would possibly opt for a unification, either against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder. If Anthony Joshua beats them all, and Ruiz Jr. also rakes his spot with a few wins, we can see the trilogy go down on the line.

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Meanwhile, several looming contenders reside in the current heavyweight roster. So, it would demand a lot from Andy Ruiz Jr’s upcoming ride. As he rightly has the chance to become a champion again, the Mexican will have to look back at his performances, and then enter the ring against others.

How long will Andy Ruiz Jr. take to become a world champion again? Does he have any chance? Let us know in the comments.

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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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