"If Joshua wins, I don't think that's going to be. He has stated that he has no interest in me.

Wilder vs Ortiz, Sunday morning at 2am, live on 天空体育行动
Wilder vs Ortiz, Sunday morning at 2am, live on 天空体育行动

"I really believe Andy will do it again. A lot of red flags have alerted me. If that same mindset and momentum go into the second fight, Ruiz Jr will win easily.

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"They say: 'wherever the heavyweight division goes, so does the sport of boxing'.

"I believe that, and that's why we need one champion.

"If I have another fighter that is willing to put his belt on the line with mine, then that's what I want."

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Extended Andy Ruiz Jr interview
Extended Andy Ruiz Jr interview
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Eddie Hearn: Is Wilder ready for warfare?
Eddie Hearn: Is Wilder ready for warfare?

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Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said earlier this month: "You can't take anything Wilder says seriously.


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This week Hearn has added: "We have learned from Joshua vs Ruiz Jr I and [Wilder] doesn't seem fired up, he doesn't seem himself. Does he really want this fight?

"He's thinking about the Fury fight that is supposed to happen in February. He's worried about his hands, injuries, suspensions, knock-downs or cuts.

"Ortiz has gone from looking like an old man to looking in great shape.

"If you're not prepared and warfare unfolds, maybe you will unravel like we saw at Madison Square Garden [when Joshua lost]."

Watch Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, live on 天空体育 Box Office.

Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz is on Sunday morning at 2am, live on 天空体育, after Callum Smith vs John Ryder on Saturday night.

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