Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has voiced his support for Anthony Joshua in his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr.
The Portuguese star told World Boxing News : “I’ll be watching AJ vs. Ruiz 2 on DAZN. Good luck Joshua. I’m team AJ.”
However, movie star, Sylvester Stallone has backed Ruiz to beat Joshua the second time saying, “Nothing against Anthony Joshua because I think he is excellent. I have to go with the underdog. That’s my life.”
Other major stars, including Sugar Ray Leonard and Metta World Peace were asked their opinion on the ‘Clash on the Dunes’.
Here’s what they said:
Bernard Hopkins said, “Joshua needs to win impressively to prove that the first fight was a fluke. I can see him getting a unanimous decision but that would almost feel like a loss. He needs to be impressive. To me, this fight feels like Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman 2. Anthony Joshua needs to channel his Lennox Lewis with a big, impressive win.”
Mario Goetze, current football superstar said, “I think Anthony Joshua is going to win the rematch. He probably prepared himself very well to fight Ruiz again to seek revenge. It is definitely going to be a great and exciting fight, I can’t wait.”
Metta Peace said, “Hmm, it’s difficult. First time, I gave Ruiz a 20 percent chance to win and with that 20% he actually won. This time, it’s really tough.
“I can’t pick because I love both boxers. Good luck to both Joshua and Ruiz.”