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Ruiz showed Joshua crack with ‘scratch’, says body language expert


Andy Ruiz made a subtle hint that he was worried about Anthony Joshua because of a “face scratch”, according to a body language expert, reports

The heavyweight boxers will step into the ring on Saturday night. AJ will hope he can win back the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles he lost to the Mexican back in June.The pair came together at the final press conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Both fighters were full of big words for each other.

But body language expert Believing Bruce claimed the current champion gave away a weakness during the sit down.In the clip, Ruiz’s trainer was saying the heavyweight is “mentally prepared” for the fight. And the Mexican starts scratching his face while the coach is speaking. Speaking on his YouTube channel, the guru said: “At that particular moment – not five seconds before or after – Ruiz scratches his face.“He’s not quite sure. In the context, you’d expect that.

“He’s asking himself ‘have I left every stone unturned, have I prepared correctly’.“But he’s also thinking ‘hey, trainer, it’s not you going up against this monster – it’s me’.”The expert then picks out a clip where AJ is talking about his mentality towards the fight.“I call it back to 16,” AJ says.

“I’m thinking like my 16th fight [vs Charles Matin, 2016, for IBF title] – hungry, determined and focussed not eh goal.”And Bruce suggest this identification gives the Brit strength.He adds: “This is a big point.“When you give something a title, that is powerful stuff.

“It’s a name, it’s a thing, a powerful affirmation.”This footage has been viewed thousands of times since it was posted yesterday.AJ went on to admit he would not celebrate if he regained his titles from Ruiz.The pair come together in Riyadh this Saturday at around 9pm UK time.


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