Andy Ruiz Jr. says he’s going to ssystemically break Anthony Joshua down MENTALLY by pressuring him constantly, and hitting him to the head and body on December 7. Ruiz notes that Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) couldn’t handle the pressure from him last June, and he suspects that nothing will change in that respect in the rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Is Joshua’s decision to lose weight a sign of insecurity?
Joshua’s decision to trim down his Herculean physique will be a FAIL, according to IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs). Andy thinks that the weight loss may make the 29-year-old Joshua more susceptible to his big power punches. Since Joshua couldn’t handle his power last time, Ruiz believes he’ll be even more vulnerable after losing a lot of weight. You can die tin Joshua’s decision to lose muscle weight as a sign that he’s mentally not strong.
Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn haven’t disclosed how much weight he’s dropped, but in recent video of him, he’s looking painfully thin. You can tell that Joshua has really backed off from the weights, and is looking closer to the fighter he was when he first turned professional in 2013. AJ weighed 230 lbs at that point, and that was before he started driving the iron in a relentless manner.
Ruiz has questions about Joshua’s punch resistance
“AJ has always been in good shape, and he’s always looked good and really cut up,” said Ruiz. “I’ve seen some videos where he’s looked slimmed down. I don’t know if that’s going to be an advantage or a disadvantage.
“I don’t know if he’s going to be able to take the punches as well as he did when he weighed before. And for me, a lot of people have said I’ve lost too much weight, and that I’m not going to be as strong, and that he’s going to be able to move me around everywhere.