Andy Ruiz Announces Major Change in Training Camp Ahead of Return

Published 04/17/2020, 2:13 PM EDT


Andy Ruiz Jr. is planning to make major changes to his camp. The Mexican aims to train under renowned coach – Eddy Reynoso.

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Ruiz shocked the world in 2019 with his impressive win over Anthony Joshua. However, his celebrations were shortlived, as Joshua activated his immediate rematch clause and reclaimed his titles just five months later.

Consequently, Ruiz sacked his former coach—Manny Robles— and blamed the loss on his lack of discipline as well as the pressure to produce a highlight-reel knockout. As of now, Ruiz is looking for a new coach and Eddy Reynoso—head coach of Canelo Alvarez—is on his list.

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“We’re talking with Canelo’s team. I think that would be a good one for me to join if we go that way. Right now there hasn’t been any contact, but I would like to go over there with Canelo.” Ruiz told WBA president Gilberto Mendoza.

As far as Reynoso is concerned, he is willing to take Ruiz under his wings. But, he prefers some discipline, citing Ruiz’s last fight against Joshua where he weighed a staggering 283 lbs. Here’s a statement from Reynoso a few days ago.

“Yes, of course, we are for that, to work [with Ruiz], as long as there is discipline, that there is the order [in his training],” said the renowned coach to ESPN Deportes.

Andy Ruiz is in no hurry to fight Anthony Joshua

A report from ESPN suggests that talks between the two parties have already started. However, they had to be delayed because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. According to  International Business Times, Ruiz is targeting a fight with Luis Ortiz before going after Joshua.

Ruiz states that he prefers not to rush for a rematch and mentions Joshua as his toughest fight.

“My toughest rival I believe would have been my last fight. I could have done a lot of things differently,” said Ruiz.

“It was that fight because I lost a lot.  Those titles would still be mine if I did everything right.  Thanks to God this happened because I learned from it. Now it is time for me to focus and win those titles back,” he added.

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If Joshua and Ruiz were to face off in a trilogy, who do you think will win?

 

 

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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