Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed that he is using “a lot of different sparring partners in case Anthony Joshua tries to switch his style up” in their upcoming rematch. Both heavyweights have sharpened their tools by majorly revamping sparring options before they collide on December 7, Ruiz Joshua live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the IBF, WBA and WBO belts at stake.
Ruiz Jr climbed off the canvas then floored Joshua four times in a devastating upset earlier this year and now expects his rival to return with new tricks up his sleeve.
“We’ve got sparring partners running around and being slick,” Ruiz Jr exclusively told Sky Sports.
“A lot of people came to me and said that they wanted to help, like Michael Hunter.
“The only thing I’m doing differently is sparring. I’ve got a lot of different sparring partners in case he tries to switch his style up – in case he tries to box, or keep me away with the jab. We’re practicing.
“I’ve had an almost three-month camp for this fight. We’ve got more things done. We’ve practiced what AJ is going to do.”