Andy Ruiz He assured that he seeks to get into the ring against Chris arreola in no more than 255 pounds and told about the progress he has made in the gym of Eddy reynoso.
“After my last defeat against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, I weighed up to 310 pounds (140 kilos), “he said at a press conference with the media ahead of his contest on May 1. “We have worked, slowly but surely. We want to be between 250 and 255 pounds (against Arreola) ”.
The Mexican fought for the last time in December 2019, after removing his full belts from the WBA, WBO and FIB to Anthony Joshua in the middle of that same year.
For revenge Andy he scored 283.7 pounds on the scale, after months of partying and losing focus on his boxing goal.
“We don’t want to go crazy with the weight. Right now we are trying to convert fat into muscle ”, he pointed out. Ruiz. “Just by working hard, the discipline is there. It’s just staying focused. I’m not looking for the old Chris arreola. He’s a tough fighter, a warrior, he takes a lot of hits, he’s strong. We have to follow the fight plan ”.
The defeat against Joshua
Andy Ruiz surprised and shocked the boxing world when he knocked out Anthony Joshua to become a heavyweight champion. However, in the rematch it was another story, since the Mexican did not prepare properly.
“Losing my fight was devastating,” he considered. Andy. “I did not do the things that I should have done. That was the most important fight of my career. I waited to become a world champion for my whole life and started doing things that I never thought to do. I don’t want to make those mistakes again and it’s a big part of what motivates me. “
“Now that I have lost weight in the right way, I feel good,” he said. “I feel like I can do more things that I couldn’t before for my body. The sky is the limit for me. I still have a thorn for what happened in the second fight of Anthony Joshua, because I don’t want to go that way again. I want to be disciplined for this fight and all the great fights that come in the future. “