Andy Ruiz Jr has admitted he ‘ate everything’ previous to his rematch with Anthony Joshua the place he relinquished his world heavyweight titles.
On Saturday night time in Saudi Arabia, the ‘Destroyer’ tried desperately to hold his 20 stone frame across the ring as he put his WBA, WBO and IBF titles on the road.
However, not like in New York six months in the past, Ruiz couldn’t successfully shut the space as a much more streamlined Joshua put in a pugilistic master class to cruise to a unanimous points victory.
Though he vowed to not make any excuses in his post-fight press convention, the 30-year-old admitted he partied an excessive amount of and didn’t prepare as arduous as he may have, together with his personal coach criticising his lack of commitment as world heavyweight champion.
Upon returning to his native California, Ruiz went one step additional in his explanations for his weight acquire and poor efficiency.
Talking to TMZ Sports, Ruiz admitted: “I feel I ate every little thing… EVERYTHING… that’s why I gained a lot weight.
“I used to be having an excessive amount of enjoyable, I used to be celebrating an excessive amount of.
“Even out of form, even the way in which that I used to be coaching forwards and backwards (between Mexico and California) … f******, I did fairly good, dude! I did fairly good!
“But, I wish I had taken it more serious.”
Ruiz is eager on a 3rd combat and insists he’ll prepare correctly if he’s given one other shot at Joshua.
He added: “For the third fight, I’m going to give it all I got! I want those belts back!”
In hindsight, the partying and lack of professionalism is all of the extra evident, with Ruiz Jr’s 30th birthday celebration a damning indication of the previous world champion’s downfall.
That includes bare sushi ladies, waitresses in lingerie and a bunch of A-list celebrities, the primary heavyweight champion of the world of Mexican origin clearly allowed his newfound fame and fortune to get to his head.
In fact, there isn’t any disgrace on this. The purpose of prize combating is after all to get in, get out and make as a lot cash as doable. And in June, the proud household man advised E Information simply how he spent his seven-figure pay day earned from his first fight.
“First of all I bought a car for my mum,” he mentioned. “That was the primary buy that I made with the cash that I obtained.
“I bought my mum a car because I messed up a lot of her cars when I was young. So I got her a brand new car.”
Regardless of the scores being tied at 1-1 between the pair, it appears unlikely Matchroom Boxing will come calling for a trilogy combat any time quickly.
Joshua has admitted he’s eager to pursue fights with the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and showed little sympathy for his fallen foe.
“I would love to have trained the way Andy trained but in reality that’s not the way of a champion,” he advised Good Morning Britain.
“Andy can say all of this stuff however he knew he had a combat and he knew one of the simplest ways to organize.
“Learning life lessons come in different forms, his was in the form of a loss. He knew his mistakes.”