Andy Ruiz Jr shows off INCREDIBLE body transformation ahead of boxing return


Andy Ruiz Jr shows off INCREDIBLE body transformation with former heavyweight king fighting fit ahead of boxing return against Chris Arreola next month after linking up with Canelo Alvarez’s coach

  • Andy Ruiz Jr is fighting fit ahead of his heavyweight boxing return next month 
  • The former heavyweight champion wanted to ‘hide’ after his defeat to AJ 
  • But with the help of Eddy Reynoso, Ruiz Jr is determined to get back to the top
  • Ruiz Jr has slimmed down from 283 pounds to 258 pounds since the AJ loss
  • The Mexican, 31, takes on Chris Arreola on his return to the boxing ring in May 

Andy Ruiz Jr is in tremendous shape as the former heavyweight king looks to make an emphatic return to the ring as he prepares to face Chris Arreola. 

The Mexican’s rotund figure was widely mocked after losing his heavyweight crown to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in December 2019, six months after shocking the world in defeating the Briton in New York City. 

Ruiz Jr, 31, admitted he wanted to ‘hide’ after his points decision defeat to AJ and hit a cycle of over-eating and despair after gifting his world titles back to the superstar.

Andy Ruiz Jr has shown off his incredible body transformation ahead of his return to boxing

Andy Ruiz Jr has shown off his incredible body transformation ahead of his return to boxing

The Mexican, 31, wanted to 'hide' after his defeat to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in 2019

The Mexican, 31, wanted to ‘hide’ after his defeat to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in 2019

Now, the Mexican has vowed that he is back on the straight and narrow and more determined than ever to return to the summit of the sport.

And a video of the Destroyer in training has demonstrated that the hard work is paying off, with Ruiz Jr fighting fit ahead of his match-up with American Arreola on May 1.

The 31-year-old weighed in at 283 pounds when he hit the scales to face Joshua for a second time, but is understood to have shifted around 25 pounds since the rematch in Diriyah 18 months ago. 

However, Ruiz is now fighting fit and looking to return to the summit of the heavyweight ranks

However, Ruiz is now fighting fit and looking to return to the summit of the heavyweight ranks

Ruiz has been putting the hours into the gym ahead of his return to the ring against Chris Arreola

Ruiz is on the road to redemption and insists 'everything has changed'

Ruiz is on the road to redemption and insists ‘everything has changed’ ahead of May 1

Ruiz Jr has linked up with renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso and has evidently reaped the rewards, with the former heavyweight champion taking pointers from pound-for-pound king and pay-per-view mega-star Canelo Alvarez, who is also trained by Reynoso. 

Ruiz Jr described the defeat to AJ as ‘the lowest point of my life’ with his disappointment in the desert spurring him onto bounce back.

‘I just wanted to crawl under my bed and just hide and eat Cheerios,’ he told Sportsmail earlier this month. But everything has changed under Reynoso.

‘It’s all different,’ Ruiz said. ‘My mentality, my spirit, everything.

The 31-year-old has vowed to do things differently from when he first became champion

The 31-year-old has vowed to do things differently from when he first became champion 

‘When I weighed-in in Saudi Arabia, I was 283lb,’ says Ruiz. ‘I easily fought at 300 pounds. Right now I’m at 258. I’m lighter than I was for the first fight.

‘I’ve learned how to discipline myself and not go crazy. I don’t try to overeat like I used to. No Snickers, no sweets, no cakes even though I love them so much.

‘On the weekend, I have a cheat meal. I used to have a cheat day. So the whole day I would be eating and eating. 

‘I’m going to be a sober man, I’m going to be a champion inside of the ring and most importantly, a champion outside of the ring,’ he said. ‘I just had a little taste of all that stuff and things went south.’ 

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