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I hope Joshua beats Ruiz – Whyte

According to Punchng.com

Dillian Whyte says only Anthony Joshua truly knows if he can amend issues that led to the Andy Ruiz Jr loss, but hopes victory can set up a bumper British battle.

Joshua can regain his world heavyweight titles in a spectacular second fight with Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia next Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and Whyte returns to action against Mariusz Wach on the undercard.

After a shock stoppage loss in June, Joshua has undergone another stringent training camp in a bid to iron out any deficiencies that were ruthlessly exploited by Ruiz Jr, although Whyte insists his former opponent will realise whether he is genuinely ready for an immediate return fight.

Whyte told Sky Sports, “It’s heavyweight boxing, what can I say? I can say ‘Hey, he’s going to win and this and whatever,’ I don’t know. I hope he wins.

“You never know, sometimes fighters lose, it makes them stronger. Sometimes fighters lose, it makes them weaker.

“When I lost, it made me stronger, and then you see other guys, it softens them, makes them weaker.

“I don’t know what’s in his mind, what’s going on in camp. There’s lots of things that no one knows. Only he truly knows. I hope he wins, I want him to win, but whether he wins or not, it’s a different thing.”

Joshua was urged to make changes to his muscular physique in the aftermath of defeat, but Whyte has warned him not to nullify his naturally powerful assets.

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