Andy Ruiz Jr. Told to Do “Inner Soul Searching” After Canelo Alvarez’s Criticism

Published 03/22/2022, 11:00 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr. (left) with Omar Khalil, Managing Partner of Skill Challenge after losing the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship belts to Anthony Joshua (not pictured) at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

“The Destroyer” Andy Ruiz Jr., is one of the prominent heavyweights to battle with. Notably, He set a mark in his career when he defeated the world champion, Anthony Joshua, in their first encounter. He could achieve this feat with his hard practice and Manny Robles’s guidance.

Likewise, Manny Robles has a suggestion for Andy Ruiz Jr. He asks him to do ‘Inner soul searching’ for his future success.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Andy Ruiz Jr punches Anthony Joshua during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Even after the split between Robles and Ruiz, Robles seems to be concerned for his ex-disciple and his career.


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Robles’ suggestion for Andy Ruiz Jr.

After being asked about the criticism made by Canelo Alvarez on Andy Ruiz Jr., Manny Robles shared his opinion with the suggesting Ruiz do ‘Inner soul searching’ for his further success.

“I don’t know because I really don’t know what went on or what happened? I‘m not there. I don’t know what happened between him and the Canelo, between Andy and the Canelo camp.”


Robles also added, “And really uh, uh, you know, does some inner, inner soul searching.  And say I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get right, I’m gonna, you know. . . back to work.”

Again, no doubt in my mind he can become a world champion.

Robles shares his view on the situation, stating that he isn’t aware of what’s going on in the camp and consequently does not know about it. He recommends Ruiz bring more discipline and get back to this regime.

Robles seems very confident on the Mexican on becoming world champion again. According to him,  His suggestion on improving Ruiz’s mental strength will help him accomplish his goals.

The symbiote of Andy Ruiz and Manny Robles


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Ruiz was just another heavyweight contender until he beat Anthony Joshua in 2019 and renamed the titles to his name. Moreover, this win of ‘The Destroyer’ shocked the world as he dominated a knockout specialist Joshua in the ring and won via a TKO in the 7th round.

To achieve this feat, Manny Robles was with him and always gave his best to train Ruiz. However, even after their split they share a good bond and hope to align together in near future.


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It will be interesting to see how Andy Ruiz Jr. takes his ex-coach’s advice and implements it on his regime.

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management. He is a sports enthusiast and has a different perspective on boxing. At different levels, he has played boxing, cricket, and basketball.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar