Andy Ruiz Jr stated 3 months of partying and a lack of correct coaching still left him “overweight” for his globe title rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Ruiz, thirty, was comprehensively out-pointed in Saudi Arabia, six months soon after surprising the boxing earth by stopping Joshua in New York.
The Mexican vowed he would be “a good deal greater” if he gets a third battle.
“I need to have skilled more difficult. I really should have listened to my group and coaches,” he stated.
“For this struggle I was over weight. I did not go how I desired to.”
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‘The partying received the best of me’
Ruiz, the second-heaviest environment winner in heavyweight heritage behind Nikolai Valuev, gained 15lb because his get around Joshua, who is now a two-time winner in the glamour division.
He scaled 20st 3lb at Friday’s weigh-in and, whilst he was brave and sturdy as Joshua ran out a unanimous points winner, he never ever threatened to repeat his amazing upset from earlier in the 12 months.
Numerous experienced questioned if a life style which saw him acquire new homes and autos, and make numerous media appearances in the aftermath of his acquire, could confirm high priced.
He appeared regretful and apologised to his coach Manny Robles and father Andres at his put up-fight news meeting but was applauded out at its conclusion.
The previous champion claimed he had to begin with missing pounds after his win but extra: “I set on the body weight and it was my error. No-a person is aware about the instruction we experienced. We did the most effective we can.
“Remaining a winner for the first time, staying around in this article and there and missing instruction, it was hard.
“For the trilogy I will be a good deal far better. I want to redeem myself in Saudi Arabia.”
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Coach Robles has stressed Ruiz had a full a few-month camp but that would have still still left extra than 3 months amongst his earn more than Joshua and the commence of preparations.
“I do not want to say the 3 months of partying or celebrating did not have an impact on me, as to tell you the real truth it kind of did,” Ruiz extra.
“There is certainly no excuses. The partying obtained the ideal of me. The upcoming struggle is heading to be a great deal different.
“Folks are however doubting me. I am nonetheless a hazardous fighter to everyone in the division. At a hundred% I can dominate any person in the environment.
“You very best believe I am heading to come back again and be the heavyweight champion of the planet the moment all over again.”