Andy Ruiz confessed that Anthony Joshua He sent him some messages wishing him the best, after the rematch in December 2019 that ended in a unanimous decision in favor of the Briton.
“There were a few messages,” said the Mexican at a press conference. “We were saying to come back, that I am a good fighter. Nothing but love I feel for him ”.
In June 2019, Andy surprised the boxing world when in the Madison Square Garden in New York, knocked out in the seventh round Joshua, taking away the undefeated and crowning world champion of the heavy weights by the WBA, FIB and OMB.
Yet for revenge Ruiz He did not prepare and confessed that he had a great time partying, so he got into the ring at more than 300 pounds. In that combat, AJ he dominated it and won by cards of 118-110, 119-109 and 118-110.
“I have no regrets,” he said Andy Ruiz to the Daily Mail. “I just wanted to stay in my bed and hide and eat Cheerios. When i weighed in Saudi Arabia, it was at 283 pounds. Easily fight at 300 lbs. Now I am at 258. I am lighter than I was for the first fight.
After that defeat he suffered against Anthony Joshua, Andy changed camps and started training with Eddy reynoso and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
Now the team is very confident of his return and that he can regain the prominence he had in 2019.
On May 1, he will face Chris arreola and stated that he intends to weigh no more than 255 pounds.
Arreola last fought in August 2019 against Adam kownacki, with whom he lost by unanimous decision in the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.