Boxing broker Eddie Hearn said Anthony Joshua would have to think about the future if he lost to Andy Ruiz in the rematch later this year.
In early June, boxer Ruiz created one of the biggest shocks of the world heavyweight boxing when he defeated Joshua after 7 rounds to win the titles IBF, WBO and WBA. Under the terms of the contract, the two fighters will rematch at the end of the year.
“There is too much pressure in the rematch. If Joshua loses the second battle, his career will not be great anymore,” BBC quoted Hearn as saying.
In the match against Ruiz, Joshua fell to the floor 4 times before the referee stopped the match in the 7th half, because the British puncher was no longer able to fight. Ruiz, a Mexican boxer, won and acquired three world championships.
Ruiz created one of the biggest shocks of the world heavyweight boxing when he defeated Joshua after 7 rounds to win the titles IBF, WBO and WBA.
It was the first defeat of the 2012 Olympic champion in 23 matches. “He could not get the world championships last time and now, it’s time win it back. If Joshua loses the second match, it is not the end of his career. However, it makes Joshua think about his career. “, Hearn added.
Before the heavyweight match, Andy Ruiz had a few weeks to train after Joshua’s original rival Jarrell Miller tested positive for banned substances and could not attend. After the match, the new world champion said he was ready to rematch at any time.
“Ruiz is very confident in this match. However, Joshua is on the contrary. What we see is one of the most severe shocks of the time, but it is also an incredible battle,” said the broker
Anthony Joshua, one of the world’s top fists with a record of 22 wins, tasted his first defeat against Andy Ruiz at the world heavyweight title match.