Anthony Joshua Side-By-Side After Weight Loss Ahead Of Andy Ruiz Rematch
By Mike Parrott
Anthony Joshua has lost a little bit of weight ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. Ten pounds to be exact and you can tell when you compare the weigh-in photos from both fights.
Anthony Joshua is set for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday December 7 in Clash of the Dunes.
With all the press-conferences, public workouts, and weigh-ins doe, all that's left is the actual fight.
With Ruiz Jr coming in 15lbs heavier than the initial fight with AJ, the Brit has gone the opposite route, dropping weight, 10.8lbs to be exact.
:muscle: Anthony Joshua weigh-in body transformation/comparison between first Andy Ruiz Jr fight (left) and rematch (right)...
⚖️ From 247.8lbs down to 237lbs. pic.twitter.com/rCZmyo0YlF
- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 6, 2019
Hall of Fame Trainer, Freddie Roach, has been on the record to say that AJ should fight around 240lbs normally. Joshua is the lightest he's been in over five years at his current 237lbs.
"I think it was a great decision because Joshua is having trouble carrying that muscle around. He was fading in the late rounds. A big body won't really help him. I was really good for him to get that [mass] off."
With Ruiz Jr. seemingly adding another 15lbs while AJ has dropped weight, you would assume that Joshua is going for a win on points with better conditioning and stamina now.
⚖ #RuizJoshua2 Weigh In:
:flag_mx: Andy Ruiz Jr: 283.7lbs (15lbs heavier than 1st fight)
:flag_gb: Anthony Joshua: 237lbs (10.8lbs lighter than 1st fight) pic.twitter.com/LrE8Jq5XZU
- All Of The Belts (@AllOfTheBelts) December 6, 2019
This is also the heaviest Ruiz Jr. has clocked in at for over ten years.