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 the fighter who knocked the Bit 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 said that he only had himself to blame for his lack of stamina and energy.

He 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…

Source: Complete Sports