Andy Ruiz Jr cautioned Anthony Joshua he needs more than”15 minutes of fame” if they met in a press conference at Saudi Arabia.
The rivals went face to face for the very first time since Joshua was beaten by Ruiz Jr in the nation that will host their rematch, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
“The desire still remains,” Ruiz Jr stated ahead of defending the IBF, WBA and WBO titles that he took from Joshua.
“I don’t want 15 minutes of fame. I want it to last.
“Two big heavyweights punching each other in the surface, it is going to be exciting.
“I understand Anthony Joshua is forthcoming tough, he is coming strong. He is preparing difficult, but so am I.
“There is a great deal of responsibilities. I’m going to try my very best. I’m going to maintain those straps and I’m likely to get them back.
“I’m likely to win here in exactly the identical fashion that I won on June 1.”
Four occasions were floored and defeated in seven consecutive rounds in New York by Ruiz Jr to his US debut.
The surprise result finished his world heavyweight title reign, Joshua’s unbeaten record and his expectation.
He previously said on AJ: The Untold Truth that he dropped due to a”lucky punch – a jolt sent by the Gods”.
Joshua also stated”he ai not that skillful” concerning the Mexican-American who beat him.
At Wednesday’s press conference at Saudi Arabia,” Joshua added:”I was up against a good challenger. Andy is champion.
“That’ll continue until December 7 if he places his names in the air. Two warriors to go the best person and war will walk out victorious.
“Being a champion is more than the straps. It’s really about a championship mindset. The belts will definitely go up in the air and we will fight for them .”
Ruiz Jr’s coach Manny Robles said:”It’s time to flip the page. Dreams do come true, but it’s a reality.
“It is time to go to work. I can promise that the fans that Andy will be prepared. He will be all set for the challenge.
“There will be adjustments. We will be more time to prepare that time around.
“You may expect a better Andy Ruiz. Faster, leaner, stronger.”
Ruiz and joshua will match on Thursday and around Friday at London.