Former Heavyweight Boxing champion of the world, Andy Ruiz Jnr has opened about his defeat to Anthony Joshua, as he prays for a third fight with the British and Two-time Heavyweight world champion.
Andy Ruiz speaking for the first time since his defeat, said he allowed himself too much enjoyment, that he added too much weight going into the fight.
“I think I ate everything … EVERYTHING … that’s why I gained so much weight.”
“I was having too much fun, I was celebrating too much,” the former heavyweight champ told TMZ.
Ruiz says his partying was also out of control leading to the Dec. 7 fight in Saudi Arabia — “Just being with my friends and just celebrating. Drinking a few more Coronas than I should have.”
FYI, Ruiz weighed in at 284 lbs for the rematch 15 pounds heavier than his weight for the June 1 fight, when he shocked the world with a 7th round TKO over the British superstar.
Andy Ruiz speaking to TMZ said he was impressed with his performance despite being out of championship shape.
“Even out of shape, even the way that I was training back and forth (between Mexico and California) … f**king, I did pretty good, dude! I did pretty good! But, I wish I had taken it more serious.”
Now, Ruiz says he plans to take some time off and hang with his family before trying to lock down a 3rd fight with Joshua … a fight Andy says he’ll PROPERLY train for.
“For the 3rd fight, I’m gonna give it all I got! I want those belts back!”
It clear that Ruiz has had is chances, and we doubt if a third fight will happen, as there are a lot of mandatory lining up for Anthony Joshua to fight, that he will care much about a possible third fight with Ruiz just for the money.
The world is waiting to see a unification battle, and going into 2020, and depending on what happens in the Wilder Vs Fury fight, we might not see a unification fight between Wilder vs Joshua or Fury vs Joshua…bu we are hopeful!