Anthony Joshua insists Andy Ruiz Jr isn’t the toughest puncher he’s confronted, regardless of the Mexican-American handing him his first profession defeat final 12 months.
Ruiz floored the British celebrity 4 occasions and stopped him, nevertheless AJ insists Wladimir Klitschko hit him tougher when he dropped him of their 2017 battle.
When requested the query on the Pound For Pound Podcast, Joshua hesitated after which replied: “Who’s hit me the toughest? Yeah, Klitschko.
“I used to be gonna say Ruiz, however when he hit me that was like a concussion on the again of my head.
“Once I went in with Klitschko, yeah, I simply knew this might go two methods.
“I might both win or I’m gonna be laid out on my again. You understand whenever you get carried out on a stretcher?”
AJ finally stopped Klitschko in spherical eleven after a busy couple of center rounds by which he exchanged knockdowns with the legendary champion.
Joshua put the Ukrainian down within the fifth earlier than being flattened by a cataclysmic proper hand three minutes later.
Referencing that well-known punch, he continued: “It was the 15 that got here after that as nicely.
“This man’s a beast, he’s a beast.“
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