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Wladimir Klitschko is hoping Anthony Joshua wins his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7.
The Mexican, who beat Joshua in June, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Ruiz will face Joshua again in their rematch in Saudi Arabia.
“The heavyweight division right now is mixed up with a lot of names and different characters,” Klitschko told Seconds Out. “I think it’s getting exciting. You looked kind of bored of the same name conquering the division for a decade, so you have different players.
“I believe this mixed names in the heavyweight division makes it appealing. I am definitely looking forward to the rematch, Andy Ruiz, as a champion, against Anthony Joshua. We know Anthony has lost, as anyone can lose, and now we’re going to watch how he is going to manage this challenge to become champion again.
“No disrespect to Andy Ruiz, I think he’s done an amazing job. But I’ve always been a fan of Anthony since we fought, we’ve met, since actually I was watching him win an Olympic gold medal. ‘To both the fighters – good luck, let the strongest win. I just really hope Anthony is going to make it.”