Anthony Joshua weighs 20 Pounds lighter than Andy Ruiz Jr. for the American debut in Madison Square Garden
- Anthony Joshua weighed in at 247.8 pounds for his American debut in New York City
- That weight is considerably lighter than Andy Ruiz Jr. who came to 268 pounds
- Joshua is a heavy favorite to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts
Anthony Joshua was determined to come in the light, for him, and quickly to neutralize the hand speed, which is the main force of Andy Ruiz Jr.
Exactly on target, he scaled 247.8 lbs at the boisterous scale, more than 20 kilos lighter than the round 268 lbs challenger for his world heavyweight titles.
& # 39; I was 155 pounds when I fought against Wladimir Klitschko, & # 39; Joshua said. & # 39; That was too heavy.
Anthony Joshua (left) weighed 20 kilos lighter on Friday than opponent Andy Ruiz Jr.
The couple was cheerful in Madison Square Garden when they went to the scales
No costs were spared because the expectation builds on Joshua & # 39; s first professional fight in the US.
& # 39; I sometimes felt a bit slow in that fight, so I've been working on the diet ever since. I was about 147 pounds against Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin and felt very good. & # 39;
A hefty vanguard of the 8,000 traveling British who reportedly came to the fight gave a kick in the weighing, also in Madison Square Garden.
They gave air to a thoroughbred rendition of Sweet Caroline and roar of Oh Anthony Joshua. Ruiz came to the tensions of a live Mariachi band. Joshua was treated on stage by a gospel choir.
Both men maintained the mutual respect of courtesy until this Saturday night, shaking hands warmly Joshua again emphasized how seriously he takes a multi-belt defense that he expects to win easily by revealing: & # 39; I was awake at three o'clock & # 39; think about this fight at night this morning. & # 39;
Ruiz Jr. showed no signs of nerves because he pretended to throw a few hooks at Joshua
Eventually the couple showed a lot of respect for each other as they shook hands
The crowd at Madison Square Garden on Friday night was blown in anger while weighing
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