Ruiz Jr vs Joshua II: Andy Ruiz Jr has not lost his edge and hunger ahead of rematch, says Shannon Briggs

Shannon Briggs does not think Andy Ruiz Jr has slacked off since getting world champion, revealing the Mexican stays hungrier than ever.
Ruiz Jr returned to New York, the scene of his colossal heavyweight mad against Anthony Joshua, on Thursdayas the group continued their media tour in Saudi Arabia, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Briggs was handed an unexpected starring role at the presser,’AJ’ reverberating his”let us move champ’ catchphrase around the area, and also the popular Brooklyn powerhouse revealed his excitement to the much-anticipated second fight.
“Most guys fall off, but he [Ruiz Jr] still looks hungry,” Briggs told Sky Sports.
“With most fighters, you win that title and you party, celebrate, you lose that edge. I saw Ruiz and he looked just like a, I could not believe how great he looked, he actually looked powerful, I am impressed.
“It will be a great battle. Is Joshua as good as we think he is Ruiz that great or is? We are going to find out.”
With regards to the very first fight’The Cannon’ admits that he was amazed by the results.
“I was amazed but we all know on the boxing inside how great a fighter Ruiz Jr is,” he said.
“I’ve history with him, I’ve known him for quite a few years and have tried to inspire and encourage him like I do everyone.
“I’m happy he got a shooter and he took good advantage of it.
“I believe that maybe AJ wasn’t at his best, possibly because it wasn’t the first competitor, he had a lot of anger towards (Jarrell) Miller, the edge was off, but perhaps he started slacking in coaching ”

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