Andy Ruiz Jr blames ‘three months of partying and celebrating’ for defeat to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

first_imgANDY RUIZ JR has admitted “three months of partying” was to blame for his one-sided defeat to Anthony Joshua.Back in June the Mexican delivered one of boxing’s biggest ever shocks when he floored AJ four times on the way to a seventh-round stoppage win.Andy Ruiz Jr admitted he had not prepared properly for the fight as he lost to Joshua on pointsCredit: Richard PelhamBut on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, it was a very different Ruiz Jr standing toe-toe-toe with Joshua – weighing 15lbs heavier for a start.And speaking after the fight, Ruiz Jr admitted his preparation was to blame for the tame loss.The 30-year-old said: “Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say?“Being overweight, I wasn’t fluid enough, I wasn’t moving the way I wanted to move.“I think if I’m lighter I’m going to let my hands go and be a completely different fighter.”DIDN’T LISTEN TO COACHESHe was then asked what he’d do differently if granted a rematch with Joshua. He replied: “Listen to my coach. Listen to my dad. And take it more seriously.“I’m OK, I’m just a little disappointed. I should have listened to them.“I tried to do the training on my own. I should have listened to them more.“There’s no excuses…the partying and all that stuff got the best of me.“For being out of shape I did pretty good, I took all his shots.“I got him a few times. If we’d have gone toe to toe. For the trilogy I know I’m going to be a lot better.”Andy Ruiz was easily outpointed on his big night in Saudi ArabiaCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. 2: Round by Round What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img Source: Boxing – Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more

LISTEN: Allardyce says Arsenal were fortunate to claim point against Sunderland

first_imgSunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes his side deserved better than a point against Arsenal on Sunday.The Black Cats created a host of chances against their Champions League-chasing opponents but were unable to find a way past Petr Cech as the match ended goalless.That was enough to move Sunderland out of the bottom three on goal difference, but Allardyce feels his side missed a glorious opportunity to edge even further away from relegation danger.He said: “All in all I am just a tinge disappointed we haven’t converted that performance into three very, very precious points.“It would have been our biggest victory of the season and in all honesty after the second half performance I think we did enough to just win it by that odd goal. We didn’t but we played extremely well against a top side.“Defensively we were extremely solid and when they broke the defence our goalkeeper was very good again when we needed him.“When we got in amongst them in the second half and stopped them playing and controlled the tempo of the game we started to get a little bit of panic in the Arsenal defence and with some of the chances we created we are perhaps a little disappointed we haven’t converted one of those today.”last_img read more