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Lennox Lewis has reacted to Andy Ruiz Jr admitting he didn’t prepare properly for his rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Joshua beat Ruiz in a 12 round fight in Saudi Arabia.
“(I) Just saw Andy Ruiz Jr. saying not being fully prepared and in shape for rematch could have happened to anyone. Not true. That’s a bad excuse,” said Lewis.
“One person was serious about those belts and the other wasn’t. Simple as that!”
In the immediate aftermath, ‘The Pugilist Specialist’ had interacted with fans praising Joshua’s performance. This was despite constant reminders that the two Brits haven’t’ always seen eye-to-eye.
“Every fight isn’t going to be a KO,” Lewis pointed out. “I thought AJ fought a good tactical fight and didn’t fall into trap of trying to mix it up in exchanges.
“This was a good addition to his experience. He also wisely unpacked his jab for this one. I understand that ppl want blood. But, as a fighter, you have to be disciplined enough to wait for the opportunities to open up. Sometimes they don’t come. When that happens you play it safe and stick to the game plan.”