(Photo : Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Andy Ruiz Jr reacts with a lower to his left eye in the course of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight towards Anthony Joshua in the course of the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ present on the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Former unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. dropped a stunning revelation relating to one of many greatest fights of his skilled boxing profession.
The 34-year-old stated that he didn’t prepare or do something proper to arrange for his rematch towards British star Anthony Joshua in December 2019.
“How did I last 12 rounds? That was for him to knock me out easy. This time when I do get the crown and become heavyweight champion of the world again, I’m going to do everything right and stay champion,” Ruiz stated.
Joshua avenged his earlier loss to the Mexican-American fighter in June of that 12 months, notching a 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110 unanimous determination victory in Saudi Arabia.
Andy Ruiz drops in rankings on account of inactivity
The Imperial, California native took a large drop within the WBC heavyweight rankings on account of his lack of ring motion for the previous few years.
Ruiz dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 on the council’s record, with Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Arslanbek Makhmudov, and Frank Sanchez forward of him.
Ruiz final fought Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in September 2022, taking a unanimous determination win.
Before that, his final combat was towards American fighter Chris Arreola in May 2021, the place he additionally took a UD win.
The Arreola match was his first bout following the rematch loss to Joshua in December 2019.
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