Anthony Joshua wants to make the biggest statement possible on Saturday night.
Joshua will make his United States debut when defending his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Joshua has beaten 21 out of his 22 opponents, with only Joseph Parker in the district in March in their union conflict.
Two weeks ago, Joshua's greatest rival – WBC champion Deontay Wilder – scored a brutal first round knockout over the mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.
And now Joshua will answer with one of his own.
"I want a knockout, heavyweight boxing is about knockouts," Joshua told the telegraph's Gareth Davies. "I always want to do it for the fans, but the bottom line is winning, but it comes."
"I have to prove myself in America because I don't think they will come out and accept you easily. If you want to be respected here, you've been the right deal. They've had the best champions, flying their flags so I have to stamp my name in the American books. But I get a really good reception. They embrace English, that's for sure. "Ruiz has never been down or seriously injured as a professional. His only defeat was a close loss to Joseph Parker back in December 201
Joshua will use the energy of the fans and the MSG & # 39; s history setting to increase his energy level in the ring.
"It's a good place. I'd like to draw on the story. When I went to see Saul" Canelo "Alvarez giant [in December 2018, against Liverpudlian Rocky Fielding] it is so high in there," Joshua said. "There is no bad place in the house, and it is the moment to send my name through the letter box along with all the great singers, entertainers and fighters who have performed there. It is a great feeling, "Joshua said.