The previous WBC champ desires the ‘Body Snatcher’ to get a shot at his old belt
Frank Bruno thinks defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr will supply a severe test of Anthony Joshua’s character in the coming months.
Britain’s unified heavyweight king was dismissed by the Mexican-American underdog in among the biggest upsets in recent boxing history at the start of the month and is now preparing his comeback.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has currently exposed that a rematch clause has been triggered to prompt a second bout between the pair, which is anticipated to take place in November.
Responding to the shock outcome, Bruno informed Sky: “No one thought he would’ve got beaten the method he was rolling.
” But sometimes in life, you’ve gotta lost to appreciate when you win.
” Some individuals when they lose, the self-confidence goes, they get gun-shy and get lethargic and get depressed.
” We’ll see what sort of character he is. I do not wish him no bad luck due to the fact that he’s excellent for British boxing.”
In other places in the heavyweight division, WBC champ Deontay Wilder has actually lined up battles versus Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury for his upcoming defences.
On The Other Hand, Dillian Whyte remains in waiting, though his next trip against Oscar Rivas on July 20 looks set to be for the WBC ‘interim’ title and compulsory position for Wilder.
Bruno, who previously held the WBC belt himself, stated of Whyte: “His next challenger is a serious, major person.
” However everybody’s been ducking him and I think, as soon as he surpasses that, I think the WBC has actually got to provide him what he deserves.”
Back in 2015, Joshua and Whyte satisfied in British title clash with AJ winning by seventh-round knockout.
Inquired about a prospective rematch in between the pair, Bruno concluded: “Dillian’s improved given that the last time they battled.
” He’s not so aggressive– when I mean aggressive, he’s planning it, he’s improving.
” The jab, he’s feinting and throwing all different combinations. So it ‘d be an extremely, excellent battle.”