Eddy Reynoso Questions Andy Ruiz Jr.’s Focus but Is Confident in His Abilities

Published 01/12/2021, 10:29 AM EST
SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 8, 2019: American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr struggles in his bout against British rival Anthony Joshua to defend the IBO, WBA Super, IBF and WBO World Heavy Titles at Diriyah Arena outside Riyadh. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


Andy Ruiz Jr. became a household name of the sport after brutally defeating Brit legend Anthony Joshua. It was ‘AJ’s first career loss and the ‘Destroyer’ landed it in style. However, in their rematch, Joshua settled the score by beating Ruiz with a unanimous decision.

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That said, Ruiz has moved on from the past and is gearing up for a sturdy 2021. He left his previous coach and collaborated with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer and promoter, Eddy Reynoso.

In a conversation with Boxing Junkie, Reynoso opened up on Ruiz’s comeback and what’s it like training him.

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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)

You haven’t seen the best of him yet. He can give much more, even more than he gave in the first Joshua fight. He has a lot of ability, which he has already shown against the best heavyweights in the world,” said Reynoso.

The (objective) is to do things well so when he comes back, you’ll see the real Andy Ruiz.”

Reynoso asserted that the ‘Destroyer’ has all the skill sets in the bag required to be a world champion. He feels Ruiz just needs to get his discipline in line and he’ll be one scary prospect yet again in the gigantic men’s division.

The question is (the) focus. He has all the abilities,” he concluded.

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Can Andy Ruiz Jr. become the heavyweight champion once again?

Ruiz bagged the heavyweight gold for the very first time after beating ‘AJ’ in the summer of 2019. However, he couldn’t remain at the top for long and got dethroned in his second outing against the Brit. Since that loss, Ruiz hasn’t fought once but has shown keen interest in coming back.

The ‘Destroyer’ has been going through grilling training sessions to make his comeback worthy.

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He has lost a significant amount of weight and is looking better than ever to step inside the ring again.

On top of that, his trainer has revealed that the world is going to witness a new Andy Ruiz Jr. once he makes a comeback. With all the hard work and work ethics he has, he can definitely signify himself as the world champion again.

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How excited are you to see Andy Ruiz Jr. back in action?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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