New dawn for boxing as Ruiz, Joshua set for Saudi rematch

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December 7, 2019 - 1:29 AM

The thick, sparkling ring on his right hand and the diamond-studded watch around his left wrist were indications of just how much life has changed for Andy Ruiz Jr. since he became world heavyweight champion.

It was another part of his attire that really stood out, however, when the portly Mexican came face to face with Anthony Joshua for one of the last times before their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

For the final news conference ahead of the fight, Ruiz chose to wear a New York Knicks jersey — yet another reminder to Joshua of that fateful night at Madison Square Garden in June when he lost his three heavyweight belts in one of boxing’s biggest shocks in years.

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