Andy Ruiz Reveals What Led To His Loss In The Fight Against Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz has blamed his loss to Anthony Joshua in their Saturday, December 7 world heavyweight championship fight to three months of partying.
The 30-year-old Mexican-American had defeated Joshua in June in their first fight at Madison Square Garden.
YANS gathered that Ruiz admitted that he was fully 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight six months ago.
He said: “Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say?
Asked what he’d do differently if granted a rematch with Joshua, Ruiz replied: “Listen to my coach. Listen to my dad. And take it more seriously.”
“I’m OK, I’m just a little disappointed
“I should have listened to them. I tried to do the training on my own. I should have listened to them more. There’s no excuses…the partying and all that stuff got the best of me.”
“For being out of shape I did pretty good, I took all his shots,” he said. “I got him a few times … If we’d have gone toe to toe … For the trilogy I know I’m going to be a lot better.
“Being overweight, I wasn’t fluid enough, I wasn’t moving the way I wanted to move. I think if I’m lighter I’m going to let my hands go and be a completely different fighter.”