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Mike Tyson Does Not Agree With Andy Ruiz Decision To Slim Down

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson does not agree with Andy Ruiz's decision to slim down for his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The second bout takes place on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.

In the first bout, back in June, Ruiz stepped in on a few weeks notice and dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage and captured the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles.


The second time around, both boxers are slimming down. 

Joshua is cutting down on some of his muscles mass, and Ruiz is cutting away some of his fat.

Tyson does not agree with Ruiz's decision to slim down. He believes Ruiz should use the same formula that got him the big win.

Tyson told Parimatch: "I just don’t think that makes any sense [for Ruiz to slim down].

"But everybody has their own thing, their vanity gets the best of them, they say 'Hey, I wanna look good doing this stuff', I don’t know.

"But I’m a believer that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The only thing Ruiz has to do is do what he did last fight. That’s all he has to live off of, from his memories, so to speak, from the last fight."

But in a recent interview, Ruiz denied some of that talk that he's taking off a lot of weight. 

According to the Mexican-American boxer, he expects to cut down around eight pounds at most.

"Me? People are saying I lost too much weight, I won't be strong, he will move me around," Ruiz said. "I am losing eight pounds from what I weighed on June 1. I'll still be the same, I'll still be strong.

"AJ has always been in shape. He has always looked really good, really cut up."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by GelfSara on 12-01-2019

[QUOTE=ikigai;20218530]What are you guys even talking about Ruiz hasn't slimmed down. At all.[/QUOTE] I have no idea if he weighs less than he did for the first fight, but he does appear to have improved his body composition.

Comment by hectari on 12-01-2019

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;20219982]Joshua never had any punch resistance to begin with so it doesn't matter, lol.[/QUOTE] Then it will be even worse now. He might get knocked out with the stiff jab for real

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-01-2019

Ruiz hasn`t lost much weight, he still looks pretty much chubby.

Comment by Blond Beast on 12-01-2019

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;20219979][QUOTE=Blond Beast;20218730] I think AJ was addicted to weight lifting. Many people have pointed out how he does too much weight lifting for a boxer. I wouldn't say his team tried to keep him bulk more than it was he…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 11-30-2019

But will Andy give a fu ck ????

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