Andy Ruiz Jr has claimed his ‘tits’ stopped him from throwing the ‘proper punches’ in his defeat to Anthony Joshua.
The Mexican boxer had shocked the world by beating Joshua for his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts in June 2019, however misplaced by unanimous determination in a rematch six months later.
Ruiz, who not boxed since his loss in Saudi Arabia, will make his return to the ring when he takes on Chris Arreola in Could.
Ruiz has undergone an unimaginable physique transformation, which has seen him lose 40lbs, as he revealed his weight was an enormous consider his defeat to Joshua.
He advised Struggle Hub TV: “Dropping from my final combat towards Anthony Joshua, it was devastating, as a result of I didn’t do the issues that I used to be imagined to do.
“I look again proper now and I’m like, ‘rattling, if I might’ve stayed devoted, if I might’ve stayed disciplined and did the fitting issues that I used to be imagined to do…’
“And that was crucial combat of my life… however now it’s completely completely different. Now I’ve acquired my thoughts proper, I’ve acquired an incredible coach, so we’re simply prepared for Could 1.
“I’ve all the time been obese and now that I’ve been dropping weight usually and in the fitting method by consuming proper, not simply sporting the sauna swimsuit, ravenous your self.
“As a result of that’s what I used to do again within the day. However now that we’re consuming the fitting issues, we’re engaged on the fitting issues, I really feel superb.
“I can do higher stuff that I couldn’t do earlier than due to my large intestine, I had chi-chis, I had tits that wouldn’t let me throw the fitting punches and all that.
“However now I’m extra motivated, I’m extra devoted on this sport and sky’s the restrict.”