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Inside Andy Ruiz Jr's Extravagant 30th Birthday Party In The Build-Up To Anthony Joshua Rematch

Inside Andy Ruiz Jr's Extravagant 30th Birthday Party In The Build-Up To Anthony Joshua Rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr pulled out all the stops for an extravagant 30th birthday party in the build-up to the rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Ruiz Jr lost his heavyweight world titles to Joshua after dropping a wide points decision to the Brit in Saudi Arabia.

The Mexican-American blamed his three months of partying and celebrating for his second professional defeat. He lived lavishly following his stunning victory back in June after pocketing a career-high purse of £5 million.

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He enjoyed himself which included throwing a massive 30th birthday party in Los Angeles which featured a naked sushi lady, waitresses in lingerie and celebrity guests Jake and Logan Paul.

After losing his belts, Ruiz Jr admitted his partying ways played a big part in his defeat to Joshua.

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"My team were talking and I should've listened to them and not put on all this weight. I tried to do all this training on my own," he said in his post-fight press conference.

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"I'm sorry, I should've listened to then more. I think I got too confident in myself but there's no excuses. He won one, I won one and I know for the third one I'm going to be a lot better.

"I think we started too late I don't want to say that three months of partying and celebrating I had affected me because to tell you the truth it kind of did."

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His father also echoed that sentiment as he slammed his son's preparation.

"All the fights that he's done in his career, he was 255, 257, 246. The last time he fought, he was at 268, and he felt comfortable, but I told him, 'You have to lose weight', but at that time, we didn't have enough time to lose weight. That's why he fought at that weight," Ruiz Sr explained.

"He was not listening because of the fame. He was with a Rolls Royce, he was with his friends, he was throwing parties, and not listening to the camp.

"He was running by himself. We were in a house in Manhattan Beach, that we he could come with us, and stay in the house. He didn't want to stay with us. He wanted to stay with his friend, and try to run by himself. It was the worst camp that he could be doing. I don't think nothing about AJ. He's a good boxer, and a great person. We love AJ, and he deserved this night to win. But Andy, he didn't do the right things, that's what happened."

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Ruiz Jr ballooned up in weight between fights, putting on a huge 15lbs from the first bout.

His sluggish performance on fight night saw him lose his world titles.

Topics: Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Heavyweight, Fight News

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.