Andy Ruiz Reveals Biggest Disappointment In Anthony Joshua Loss
Andy Ruiz has revealed his biggest disappointment regarding his rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Ruiz scored a massive upset win over Joshua back in June 2019. He did so by earning a seventh-round TKO finish to capture the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. Joshua would win his gold back by defeating Ruiz in the rematch via unanimous decision.
“Losing from my last fight against Anthony Joshua, it was devastating, you know, because I did not do the things that I was supposed to do and I look back right now and I’m like ‘Damn, if I would’ve stayed dedicated, if I would’ve stayed disciplined and do the right things that I was supposed to do…’ And that was the most important fight of my life…but now it’s totally different.
“Now I got my mind right, I got a great trainer, so we’re just ready for May 1st. But of course, I was really disappointed because I knew the ability that I had, and to stay champion.
“A lot of people got to understand that I been waiting for this moment my whole life and once that moment happened I kinda went a little off the road. I started doing things that I thought I would never be able to do…I do not want to go back, I do not want to do the same mistakes that I did before and I’m more motivated than I ever been before. I have God on my side and Eddy right here so we’re ready for whatever comes my way.”
Ruiz will take on Arreola on May 1 in a bout that will headline a PBC on FOX pay-per-view card.