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Anthony Joshua training photos: 'I'm not gunshy, ready to swing and trade' with Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua looks refreshed, both physically and mentally, as he gets ready for Andy Ruiz Jr in Sheffield

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Anthony Joshua is ready to trade with Andy Ruiz Jr
Anthony Joshua is ready to trade with Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua was in a fiery mood at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield this week, as he looks to avenge the first defeat of his professional career at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1 and be crowned a two-time Heavyweight World Champion by winning back his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO crowns in the ’Clash on the Dunes’ with Andy Ruiz Jr.

 

Supported by a strong undercard, AJ appears to have renewed motivation.

Here are a selection of quotes taken from the session:

Anthony Joshua and trainer Rob McCracken
Anthony Joshua and trainer Rob McCracken

"I’m fighting the best man in the world now. I’m going to whup him, and show how great I am.

"They think he’s so great, so when I beat him I want everybody to bow to my feet and tell me how great I am."

Anthony Joshua working on reactions
Anthony Joshua working on reactions

"I couldn’t beat Ruiz Jr before and get the credit I deserved.
"You saw me in the ring [before the fight] - I wasn’t fighting King Kong, was I? [I didn’t have] that mindset.

"Apparently I’m fighting the quickest hands and the best fighter in the division. So once I beat him I want everybody to bow to me."

Joshua has renewed focus
Joshua has renewed focus

"It’s a restart, that’s the best way of explaining it.
"We’ve had plenty of time to prepare for the rematch, I’ve always had the challenger mindset.
"I’m in for a tough fight but I don’t have any fear of Andy. I’m not gun-shy, I’m ready to swing and trade."

The former champ certainly appears relaxed
The former champ certainly appears relaxed
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