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'Let's complete the trilogy' - Andy Ruiz offer for a fight with Joshua

Former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr has stepped up with a proposal to take on British boxer Anthony Joshua following an abrupt disruption in Joshua’s fighting schedule over the weekend. Joshua had originally been slated to compete against a competitor known as the ‘Brixton Body Snatcher,’ Dillian Whyte. However, plans were derailed when a surprise drug test outcome led to Whyte’s disqualification from the match. This unexpected turn of events left Joshua’s team in a bind as they found themselves in urgent need of an opponent for Joshua to fight against.

In the midst of this turmoil, Ruiz Jr has come forward to offer a potential solution. Using social media as his platform, he directly addressed Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, on Instagram. His post read:

“Eddie Hearn, Joshua, I believe I can be the replacement you’re looking for – again! Let’s go another round. Let’s complete the trilogy. Let’s make this happen.”

The backdrop to Ruiz’s challenge lies in the past encounters between the two boxers. In the summer of 2019, Ruiz Jr gave Joshua the first defeat of his career. This match was met with widespread astonishment as the Mexican boxer not only bested Joshua on points but also claimed the world title belts, bringing them back to North America in a stunning upset.

Yet Joshua was not to be deterred by this setback. In a highly-anticipated rematch, Joshua showcased his resilience and determination. He turned in a focused performance and successfully regained all of his belts, proving to all his critics that he was still a formidable force in the boxing world. These belts, however, would later be lost to Oleksandr Usyk.

In the aftermath of these bouts, Ruiz Jr, who was noticeably heavier during the first two fights, has undergone a significant physical transformation. He has shed a considerable amount of weight and presents a leaner figure now. With this physical overhaul, Ruiz Jr is now eagerly setting his sights on a potential trilogy match against the British boxer. This proposed bout has added a new layer of intrigue and anticipation to the unfolding drama in the boxing world.

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