“Too Much Sugar”: Andy Ruiz Jr Stunning His Trainer During Sparring In Recent Clip Draws Mixed Reactions From Fans

Published 09/29/2023, 1:11 PM EDT

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In the dramatic world of boxing, where adrenaline runs high, one punch can change the course of history. It’s a world where trainers stand as silent sentinels in the corner, guiding their fighters through the chaos of battle. During a practice session with his trainer, the former unified world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. experienced a sudden and unexpected twist, albeit not the kind one would hope for. In an industry primarily fixated on the fighters, who undoubtedly take center stage, occasional occurrences out of the ordinary manage to catch us off guard, serving as stark reminders of the unpredictability inherent in the world of professional boxing.

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 But what happens when the tables turn, and the trainer himself becomes the unexpected center of attention? A resurfaced video that has been making rounds on the internet is doing just that.

Andy Ruiz Jr.: “Mars Bars” And Knockouts; Fans react

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Picture this: Adrenaline high in the boxing ring, a trainer spurs his trainee on, punches are thrown, and one of them lands on the unsuspecting trainer. Andy Ruiz, known for his explosive power, throws a concentrated punch. But in a twist that no one saw coming the trainer, the man behind the scenes, found himself in the spotlight. Indeed, all is well, and the trainer, in good spirits, seemed to brush off the thwack effortlessly.

The incident left many spectators as puzzled today as they were a year ago when the video was uploaded. Is it simply an occupational hazard, a risk that comes with the territory of being a boxing trainer? The lingering questions continue to intrigue us, reminding us of the uncertainties that pervade the world of sports.

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 One such fan left a comment that reiterates the occupational hazard that comes with being a trainer

 

Another seemed to comment on Ruiz’s weight, suggesting that Mars bars had something to do with it.

A spectator seemed to notice that the punch looked way worse than a K.O., in a comment that had us in absolute stitches. 

 A well-meaning user made this clever observation.

And finally, the skeptic among us all seemed to think the whole fiasco was being blown way out of proportion.

 Not everybody can be pleased, that much is clear. 

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As fans gasped and cringed at the shocking turn of events, the social media universe erupted with a mix of concern, humor, and genuine surprise. Some couldn’t resist making light of the situation, playfully blaming it on “too much sugar from Mars bars,” injecting a dose of levity into the dramatic moment. But make no mistake, there was a palpable undercurrent of concern for the fallen trainer.

It is quite obvious that being a trainer comes with its own set of challenges, and it certainly is not easy being one. The video highlights the hazards that come with boxing to all the people involved.

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What did you think of the video? Did you notice the dangers involved or were you on the opposite end of the spectrum that thought it was blown way out of proportion? Comment below!

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Simona Pereira

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Simona Pereira is a Boxing writer at Essentially Sports and loves the sport in its entirety. Boxing keeps her on the edge of her seat and the drama that surrounds the sport is something that she remains interested in. She loves exploring the different angles that are there so that the readers know what's really brewing.
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Arijit Saha

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