Slimmed down Andy Ruiz shows off epic body transformation during photoshoot as he looks to bounce back by beating Luis Ortiz in next fight.
Andy Ruiz Jr. : Body | Transformation | Weight | Fight
Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. (born September 11, 1989) is an American professional boxer.
|Real name||Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Born||September 11, 1989
Imperial, California, U.S.
He is a former unified heavyweight champion, having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in 2019 to become the first male boxer of Mexican heritage to win a world heavyweight championship.
As of October 2021, he is ranked as the world’s fifth-best active heavyweight by ESPN, sixth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec, and seventh by The Ring magazine.
Andy Ruiz Jr. isn’t worried about his body shape ahead of his return to the ring against Luis Ortiz on Saturday, September 3.
‘Destroyer’ has been out of action since his victory over Chris Arreola in May 2021. In that outing, Ruiz Jr. looked in the best shape of his career but was still forced to come from behind to score a unanimous decision victory.
Following that fight, the former heavyweight champion decided to take some time off. He linked up with new trainer Alfredo Osuna, who’s taken Ruiz Jr. under his wing. The main focus of his new coach has been to sharpen his tools.
That’s an approach that the heavyweight contender agrees with. He feels that he doesn’t need to focus as much on his weight as he does on his skills.
Ruiz Jr. has been criticized for his laziness and came in at nearly 300-pounds for his rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Andy Ruiz Transformation
Ruiz had clearly been working hard in the gym, that much was clear when he weighed in two stone lighter at 18.2 stone than he did for his second fight with Joshua.
The Mexican heavyweight was a little rusty early on and had to recover from a second-round knockdown to secure a unanimous decision win from the ringside judges who scored the fight 118–109, 118–109, 117–110 in his favour.
For his upcoming fight with Ortiz, Ruiz looks like he has been training hard, but he has claimed that he has actually put on weight during camp.
The Mexican claims he will be weighing in the same weight he did for his first fight with Joshua, which was 19.1 stone, 13lbs heavier than his comeback fight against Arreola.
“I’m not in a big diet, you know? I’ve been eating good,” Ruiz told Fight Hype.
“The main thing and the most important thing is just putting the hard work inside of the gym. So weight, it goes off and it comes back on whenever it does. We’re just focused on boxing.
Andy Ruiz Jr is on the verge of developing abs if a clip taken from a behind-the-scenes Fox Sports photoshoot is to be believed.
The former heavyweight titleholder on Saturday weighed in at 269 pounds for his pay-per-view fight against Luis Ortiz on Sunday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Ortiz weighed 245.5.
Ruiz’s slimmed down belly is an indication that he has trained diligently. However, his weight is one pound more than he weighed for his upset knockout of Anthony Joshua in 2019, when he looked a lot chubbier.
He weighed 256 for his last fight, a decision over Chris Arreola in May of last year, but he now looks trimmer at his waistline and more muscular overall.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) said during the lead-up to Sunday’s fight that he was focused on building strength, not aesthetics.
Ortiz’s weight is a career high but only 2¼ pounds more than he weighed for his most recent fight, a sixth-round knockout of Charles Martin this past January.
Andy Ruiz fight
Sunday’s heavyweight matchup between Luis Ortiz and Andy Ruiz is, in all likelihood, the last chance for either man to battle their way back into contention for a world title.
It is that reality that adds more weight to a showdown between men most known for their roles as the B-side in fights with some of the best heavyweights of their era.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KO) shocked the world in December 2019, knocking out Anthony Joshua to capture the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.
It was a perfect example of what Ruiz is capable of: speed, strength and combination punching that goes against what a casual observer would expect given his body type.
The rematch with Joshua the following December was the opposite, with Ruiz’s worst traits on display. Ruiz entered the fight at 283 pounds, up from 268 in the first fight.