Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2 open workout: Brit plots trilogy with Mexican and explains body transformation

Anthony Joshua has offered Andy Ruiz Jr a THIRD fight if he regains his world heavyweight titles in their rematch on Saturday night.

Joshua has the opportunity to get his revenge when he goes head-to-head with with the Mexican bruiser at the Diriyah Arena – a purpose-built venue designed specifically for this encounter.

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Anthony Joshua Open workout in Saudi Arabia ahead of his fight this weekend
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The 30-year-old Brit was knocked down four times on his US debut in New York by Ruiz.

And now AJ has offered Ruiz the chance of a third fight if he wins the eagerly-anticipated bout in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking at an open workout on Tuesday, Joshua told Sky Sports: “Me and Andy Ruiz, if he’s dedicated to the game, we’ll definitely see each other a third time down the line.

“This ain’t gonna be the last time I see Ruiz in the ring.

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Joshua looked lean ahead of the rematch on Saturday
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“We make for good fights, I think there’s definitely gonna be a knockout.”

Joshua, who unveiled a leaner and more athletic physique, also explained how he has learned from the mistakes he made six months ago.

He said: “Away from the bright lights of the media after I took my loss, it was a time to reflect and that’s what I did.

“The changes I’ve made will make it very difficult for Ruiz Jr in the rematch. Everyone talks about change but us fighters have a spark in us. I fine-tuned.

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Ruiz has been offered a third fight by Joshua if he is defeated on Saturday
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“It’s a marathon not a sprint, and I will be victorious. The main thing is about being in control of every situation.

“I know how good I am. I dedicate my life to boxing so it will be no surprise when I win.

“This is all I’ve got so when I do amazing things I keep my head on my shoulders, and my feet on the ground. I know I’m capable of doing it but it’s about doing it in those 36 minutes.”

Many expect Joshua to be lighter than the 17st 9lbs he weighed-in before losing to Ruiz Jr six months ago.

He added: “I would be three months in the gym, three months promoting. This time I spent six months in the gym and that’s why you see a boxer’s lean physique.”

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