Ruiz Jnr backed by Mexican greats such as Canelo ahead of AJ fight


Andy Ruiz

  • Andy Ruiz Jnr supported by Mexican greats such as Canelo Alvarez while recommending to become the country's first heavyweight champion against Anthony Joshua Jnr faces Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on Saturday
  • The 29-year-old hopes to become the first champion in Mexico Ruiz claimed
  • & # 39; He wished me well, which gives me that extra motivation & # 39; By By Declan Warrington, Press Association Sport

    The 29-year fighting IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua The 29-year fighting IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York after he his challenger had demanded when Jarrell Miller's suspension excluded him.

    Of all the ways in which victory would change his life, becoming a Mexican hero might be the most permanent, and, witnessing the ways in which Alvarez, Chavez and others are revered by his countrymen, he is determined to make his country – and fellow fighters – proud too.

    Andy Ruiz Jnr can become the first heavyweight world champion in Mexico on Saturday night "heavyweight champion Saturday night"

    Andy Ruiz Jnr may become Mexico's first heavyweight champion on Saturday night

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    The 29-year-old fighting IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in New York

    Ruiz Jnr repeatedly asked Joshua & # 39 ; s promoter Eddie Hearn to make him the replacement for Miller, and He said: & # 39; I'll be like Canelo (in meaning) .I'm trying as Ca to be nelo. Everyone loves fast, explosive boys, and I try to reach that level.

    & # 39; I met him a few times and he also congratulated me, giving me that extra motivation – having some guys (like that) tell me "good luck" and " you can win ". They are people who know boxing, and they know what I have, I know what I can do, and I know I can win the fight.

    & # 39; Many Mexican hunters have – Chavez Snr, Chavez Jnr – the most important thing is that I believe and I am ready and focused. It feels good – that trust and having people like that believe in you gives you an extra boost.

    Ruiz revealed Mexican sensation Saul & # 39; Canelo & # 39; Alvarez wished him success for the fight

    & There is a lot of pressure on me, but it just gives me an extra boost and motivation.

    & # 39; This is a great opportunity for me, my family and especially Mexico. I am here to write history, a legacy of my name; when the first Mexican heavyweight champion in the world goes to prove that many people are wrong. I'm here to win. & # 39;

    In addition to Miller's suspension, Ruiz Jnr also needed his recent activity, the overflow from Top Rank to Al Haymon, and the current tough landscape that got his unexpected chance, and he said: & # 39; I came from a small town, Imperial Valley, where everyone knows everyone.

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