WATCH: Lean Andy Ruiz Jr. Flexes Insane Speed in Training

Published 03/16/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr. with a cut above his left eye during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Former unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr. is gearing up for his heavyweight comeback. Residing at Eddy Reynoso’s stable, Ruiz Jr. has shredded some valuable pounds and appears to be in possibly the best shape of his career.

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That said, his current pace can allure a lot of fans, alongside creating troubles for his in-ring adversaries. While he is rumored to return to action soon, Andy Ruiz Jr. has recently flexed his activities from the gym, sending several fans into a frenzy.

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We can see ‘The Destroyer’ showcase some intense punch combinations and a slick defense, while Eddy Reynoso guides him throughout the process. Needless to say, anyone would get doomed if Andy Ruiz Jr. plants one of those shots. Further, his nearing return seems interesting for all the right reasons.

Andy Ruiz Jr. has been training alongside several world champions in his new gym. From Ryan Garcia to Canelo Alvarez and Oscar Valdez, Ruiz Jr. has trained with multiple elites and can gain some impeccable lessons from his new journey. And it can eventually turn him into a world champion again. Though Eddy Reynoso has helped numerous A-listed boxers, Ruiz Jr. is another stellar addition to his yard.

What’s next for Andy Ruiz Jr.?

Following his title loss against Anthony Joshua in December 2019, Ruiz Jr. hasn’t appeared in action. He holds a pro record of 33 wins with 2 losses and is one of the best in the division. But returning in a title fight is not what we can expect from him.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. before his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Haevyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

While Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola are touted as his desired opponents, we can expect the latter to top the race. Brit champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are currently dominating the heavyweight title ride. Meanwhile, several other contenders in Joe Joyce, Oleksandr Usyk, and Dillian Whyte are waiting for their chances ahead. So, Ruiz Jr. might have to prove himself in a bunch of non-title bouts before aiming for his lost throne.

Do you think Andy Ruiz Jr. can be a heavyweight world champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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