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Ruiz Explains Reason He Lost World Heavyweight Titles To Joshua

Ruiz Explains Reason He Lost World  Heavyweight Titles To Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr blamed losing his rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on poor fight preparation, which in turn led to him weighing 15lbs more than when he beat AJ at Madison Square Garden in June.

Joshua regained his three world titles with a unanimous points win over the Mexican, who looked sluggish compared to the fighter who knocked the Brit out in the seventh round last time around.

Video clips on Twitter had showed Ruiz Jr tucking into a big platter of Mexican food at an unspecified point between the two fights.

The California-based power-puncher came in weighing 20st 3lbs, and later said that he only had himself to blame for his lack of stamina and energy.

Ruiz Jnr told Sky Sports: “I didn’t prepare how I should’ve and gained too much weight. He won and outboxed me but best believe if we do a third fight I’m going to get in the best shape of my life.

“I thought I was going to feel stronger and better but next fight I admit I’m going to be more prepared. I was chasing him instead of cutting the rings. I felt like I couldn’t throw my combinations.”

Ruiz Jr called for a third battle after his defeat, to round off the trilogy which currently stands at 1-1.

But he was humble in defeat, as Joshua was when he tasted defeat for the first time in his career in New York.

“I’m sorry Manny,” he said to his trainer Manny Robles.

“I’m sorry to my Dad too. They told me I was too heavy. I think the partying got the better of me.”

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  • Ismail musa 2 years ago


  • Mykel 2 years ago

    Sorry andy,u are one hell of a fighter but u spent so much time partying and buying cars,ur dad warned u several rimes but thats life.better luck next time

    • FatherJP 2 years ago

      If u believe all these hogwash bro, trust me you will believe anything.

      Both fights were clearly stage-managed. Recall AJ was the mandatory Challenger to Andy Jr. It was so that no any other boxer gets their hands on the belt in case another defeats Andy Jr and AJ is unable to reclaim the belts.

      How would a professional boxer who knows he had a grudge rematch throw all caution to the winds partying and all that ???