Former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. held a media exercise at his health club within the San Diego space on Wednesday as he prepares to face high contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in a WBC heavyweight title eliminator that headlines a FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View on September 4 in Labor Day weekend motion at Crypto.com Area in Los Angeles.
Andy Ruiz Jr: “I’m feeling actually good. The exhausting work has already paid off and now it’s simply time to have enjoyable on September 4. We’re going to let all of it out within the ring. Me and Ortiz are coming to be champions, so you understand it’s going to be a hell of a combat.
“I’m simply prepared. I had an extended coaching camp. I do know what Ortiz is bringing to the ring and I do know what I’m able to. I simply have to remain centered and execute.
“When I attempt to go for the knockout, it often doesn’t go my means. I’m coaching for 12 rounds and if the knockout comes, it comes. You greatest imagine I’m in situation to go exhausting for all 12 rounds.
“I’ve been coaching exhausting as a result of we wish to climb again up the ladder of the heavyweight division. That’s why we picked a tricky man like Luis Ortiz. He has a tough type, however I’m optimistic and assured that I’m going to win this combat on September 4.
“It’s going to be a loopy environment in that enviornment. All of the Mexican followers will likely be there supporting, and should the most effective man win. I’m glad that Ortiz is predicting a knockout, as a result of I’m prepared for something. My solely prediction is that I’m going to win.
“A matchup towards Deontay Wilder can be a tremendous combat. The heavyweight division is large open, however I’m not overlooking Luis Ortiz. If Wilder is subsequent, he’s subsequent. It’s a straightforward combat to make.
“I really feel like I’m in frame of mind proper now. I’m doing all the pieces that I’m imagined to do. I underestimated my final opponent however I’m actually centered on what Luis Ortiz brings. That is one other chapter for me and my profession.
“Ortiz’s age doesn’t matter, particularly within the heavyweight division. As a result of one punch goes to vary the entire combat. I simply should be good and explosive and switch it up once I want to show it up.
“My workforce all have the identical sport plan. We wish to be champions and we wish to make historical past. The best way you do that’s by making ready your self proper right here within the health club.
“I wish to make the most of each single second I’ve in boxing. Particularly for these large fights, as a result of I wish to succeed and take advantage of out of my profession.”