Recall that Andy Ruiz was defeated in his rematch with Anthony Joshua with score 119/109, well he has blamed his defeat in their rematch on three months of partying and celebration.
In his words;
Andy Ruiz said:
“Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say? 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”.
When asked what he would have done differently if granted a rematch against Anthony Joshua, he said;
“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. I know for the third one I’m going to be a lot better.”
He also added:
“There’s a lot of responsibility being a champion of the world. I think the partying and all that stuff got the best of me. Next time it’ll be a lot better.”
Well let’s keep our fingers crossed but in the meantime, Congratulations to our heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua.
Written by: Juliana Jonathan.