Remember, Ruiz shocked the boxing world back in June after taking out Joshua via seventh-round TKO. While Joshua landed good shots in the opening rounds of the fight the English heavyweight ultimately faded and allowed Ruiz’s power to take over. Joshua may have taken the title defense lightly, but the rematch should produce the very best from both fighters.
In advance to their massive reboot this weekend in Saudi Arabia the two heavyweights stepped on the scale for official weigh ins earlier today. Ruiz came in much heavier at 283 pounds while Joshua touched down at 237 pounds. The two men then shared a final staredown on stage, which can be seen above courtesy of DAZN.