“I’m Coming Back Stronger”- Andy Ruiz Jr Sends Out A Message

Published 06/22/2020, 7:18 AM EDT


Andy Ruiz Jr sounded off on Twitter signifying his speedy return to action inside the ring. Ruiz Jr dropped the divisional title to Anthony Joshua just 6 months after reaching the highest pinnacle in boxing. He was responsible for arguably the biggest upset in the modern era of boxing when he stopped Joshua in the 7 round.

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Not to mention the fact that he was the first man to offer extreme resistance to Anthony Joshua since Wladimir Klitschko. The Olympian struggled to keep up with Ruiz Jr’s hand speed and was caught in multiple bad positions. The upset victory over Joshua catapulted Andy Ruiz to stardom, making him a household name.
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The rematch however was a different story altogether. Andy Ruiz Jr weighed in much heavier than the first fight. This compromised his endurance going into the later rounds and Joshua successfully shut him down. Joshua put on a boxing clinic against Andy Ruiz and regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles he lost in June.
Andy Ruiz Jr received criticism from pundits and fans claiming the loss came due to lack of motivation on Ruiz’s end. People were quick to point out his debilitated movement and substandard speed in the rematch loss.
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Andy Ruiz Jr: Where does he go from here?

Through recent social media posts, it appears as though the former champion is focused on getting back in shape. In light of the criticism he faced, his return to form has become a hot topic in the world of boxing.

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Eyes on the prize, I’m coming back strong 💯🇲🇽💪 #teamdestroyer pic.twitter.com/ThiwfjSCci

— AndyRuizjr (@Andy_destroyer1) June 20, 2020

Andy Ruiz Jr will need to secure a dominant victory to re-enter the conversation of big money fights. Ruiz would have faced either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury had he won the rematch in Saudi Arabia. After his unfortunate outing, however, his path to the top has been extended.

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Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz is a bout up for consideration. Although Ortiz is a tough night for anyone, a victory over him would propel the first Mexican Champion back to the top.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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