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Dillian Whyte sends message to Anthony Joshua ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

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Dillian Whyte has backed Anthony Joshua to land the knockout blow in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

The Mexican, who beat Joshua in June, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Joshua will face Ruiz again in their rematch in Saudi Arabia, on December 7.

“I just think Joshua needs to do what he does best. I don’t think he should listen to all this negativity,” Whyte told IFLTV . “That’s all nonsense. He needs to do his thing and do what he does best. What he does best is to be strong and aggressive and be on the offensive. That’s what he does.

“Ruiz clocked him with a good punch, behind the ear, and he didn’t recover. It’s boxing. Everyone gets put on their arse sooner or later. Now it’s his turn. He just needs to listen. If he uses his jab more against Andy Ruiz he knocks him out. He just needs to jab more.

“Doubles, singles and triples and he knocks Ruiz out. Ruiz is a tough guy. If you hit him with a right hand he takes it. If you hit him with a couple of jabs, he doesn’t see the right hand coming. Boom, that will be that. Let’s be honest, Ruiz is a good fighter. He doesn’t look it, but he’s a good fighter. He’s got quick hands but slow feet and that’s why Joshua needs to use the jab.”

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