Boxing News At Five | Dec 10 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ruiz Jnr “ate everything” following Joshua upset in June, Usyk can beat Wilder but not Joshua, says Bellew

Andy Ruiz Jnr ate too much food and knocked back too many Coronas ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch, and Tony Bellew urges Oleksandr Usyk to avoid the big men
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Andy Ruiz Jnr and trainer Manny Robles (Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing)

WE probably didn’t require the confirmation, but we have it anyway: Andy Ruiz Jnr apparently ate everything he was able to get his hands on in the aftermath of his stunning upset win against Anthony Joshua in June.

One look at the state of his physique during Saturday’s rematch in Saudi Arabia would have provided all the proof needed but Ruiz has hardly been shy when it comes to revealing the extent of his gluttony in the days since. He has admitted he didn’t train hard enough. He has admitted he partied too hard. He has also now told TMZ that any food passed his way between June and September – a rough estimate – invariably ended up in his gut.

“I think I ate everything… everything,” he said. “That’s why I gained so much weight. I was having too much fun; I was celebrating too much. Just being with my friends and just celebrating. Drinking a few more Coronas than I should have.”


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