Former IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is training hard with his new coaches, the father & son team of Eddy and Chepo Reynoso.
Ruiz shocked the world in June 2019, when he dropped Anthony Joshua four times for a seventh round stoppage to capture the unified crown at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The rematch took place six months later, in Saudi Arabia, with Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) being outboxed over twelve rounds as Joshua reclaimed the heavyweight crown.
Ruiz entered the rematch in poor condition and weighed 283.5-pounds – his highest weight in a decade.
He was 268-pounds in the first meeting, which he took on late notice when Jarrell Miller failed a pre-fight drug test.
After the loss to Joshua, Ruiz parted ways with the trainer who took him to the titles, Manny Robles.
Ruiz admitted that he partied for two months in the aftermath of his career-defining win. He entered training camp late and found himself underprepared in the second outing.
Earlier this year, he hired Eddy Reynoso as his new head trainer. Reynoso is best known for his work with Canelo Alvarez, Ryan Garcia, Luis Nery, Oscar Valdez, Frank Sanchez and several others.
According to Ruiz, he’s already shed 20-pounds in training camp.
“I’m working, hard preparing for whoever is next. Thank God we are on the right track . It’s hard. I’ve never done this in my entire life. I never lifted weights, I never had a physical trainer like them. It’s time to run, it’s time to get it back, it’s time to work hard,” Ruiz said.
Ruiz competes under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, which gives him numerous options in 2021 – such as Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, Dominic Breazeale, Charles Martin, Adam Kownacki, Chris Arreola and several others.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV