Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1) is looking a lot fitter and slimmer in his most recent photos that the 30-years-old has posted from his training camp for the rematch with Anthony Joshua (22-1) on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.
A lot has been said about the Mexican-American’s weight in the weeks before and after his June 1 fight when he defeated the former unified champion, Joshua. Ruiz weighed in at 121.5 kilograms before his MSG fight in the summer, but now a lot of sources are saying that the champion has lost approximately 23 kilos.
“I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man,” the champion told ESPN Mexico.
“But inside the ring, there are no friends, there is no respect or anything.
“It will not be an easy fight. I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he brings.
“I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win. People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”
It’s obvious the champion is aiming for improved stamina and speed, but a lot of fans are asking themselves if the weight cut will actually help him or hurt him.