Andy Ruiz Jr Video From Training Shows Him In Dangerous Form
Andy Ruiz Jr will hope to end any talk of his win over Anthony Joshua being lucky when he faces the British heavyweight in December in a rematch, and he's looking as sharp as ever.
Back in June AJ suffered one of boxing's biggest shocks when he lost to Ruiz on his US debut in Madison Square Garden, with the Mexican a late replacement for Jarrell Miller.
On December 7th Mexico's first heavyweight champion defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles he won off Joshua, with the pair meeting in Saudi Arabia.
Ahead of that rematch Ruiz had an open workout in San Diego on Sunday and he looked in good form with just over a month to go:
Fans comments certainly seemed to warn Joshua not to take his opponent lightly, one read, "Fcukn I hate to be in the end of that punch . Good luck AJ."
Another comment claimed, "Them punches look hella dangerous," with another adding, "Viva Mexico, you got this again champ."
One fan focused on the champs speed saying, "I've said it before and I'll say it again, for someone as big as him, he's FAST AF! Hell, he's fast even without considering his size!
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Ruiz was underestimated by some when he got the fight, after Miller was pulled because of his failed drugs test, and mocked for his physique.
However since that fight the 30-year-old has lost weight, something former two weight world champion Timothy Bradley thinks is a mistake.
Speaking to 'Fighthype' the 36-year-old said, "I don't like the fact that Ruiz is changing his whole look and whole physique.
"I think that's going to hurt him. But I think he might speed up with the hand speed. It might speed up, but I'm worried about the power.
"I don't know if he's going to have the weight behind his punches anymore, and that's what he's going to need honestly. That's what he's going to need to stop Joshua.
"He's going to need that punching power, and his speed behind it. I told him the last time I saw him, 'Be yourself, man. Who cares about all this stuff whatever. Be you. Do what got you there.'
"He just needs to be hungry. That's it, and be a dog. Be able to take the punches from Joshua, and dish it back."
Will Ruiz remain champion or can AJ get revenge?