Andy Ruiz Jr. laments: “Three months of partying cost me the rematch”

Andy Ruiz
Andy Ruiz Jr.
Ruiz at the receiving end of Joshua’s long arms.

MEXICAN-American Andy Ruiz Jr. has blamed three months of solid partying for his failure and inability to reenact the form that saw him upset Anthony Joshua on June 1, 2019 at Madison Square Garden, and snatch the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight boxing titles.

At the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, Saturday night, Joshua, in a unanimous points decision, reclaimed the titles from Andy Ruiz, who lamented that celebrating  his new riches disrupted his preparation.

After his shock victory over Joshua in June, Andy Ruiz has indulged himself and acquired a mansion in California. He spoilt himself more and opened a car collection reportedly worth about £785,000.

With both fighters having lost once in their professional careers ahead of the rematch, expectations were high regarding the protection and further ace of their legacies.

Ruiz didn’t manage to rise to the occasion and give a good account of himself. He couldn’t raise his game plan and his dodgy performance and he admitted that the three months of excessive partying had take its toll.  

He said after the fight: ‘I don’t want to say three months of partying didn’t affect me because it kind of did. 

‘I just want to learn from this mistake. I am glad I learnt it when I am young.’ 


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