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Three months of partying affected me, says Ruiz as Joshua avenges loss

Odiase Osayande



Andy Ruiz blamed three months of partying for his one sided world heavyweight championship defeat to Anthony Joshua on Saturday, admitting he had failed to train seriously for his first title defense.

Ruiz had drawn gasps of disbelief on Friday when the weigh revealed he had ballooned to 283 pounds (128. 4 kilograms ), fully 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight six months ago.

Ruiz’s poor conditioning was ruthlessly exposed by Joshua on Saturday, who nimbly out boxed the chubby champion.

“ Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say ?” Ruiz told
reporters after the fight .

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 . ”

However, the returning champion AJ, is set to experience net-worth rise as he’s expected to earn between £40million-£60million after clinching victory against Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.

READ: Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz Jr to win back heavyweight world titles

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.


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