Ruiz Sr. Blasts Son Lack Of Prep For AJ Rematch
Andy Ruiz Sr. admits that his son dropped the ball when it came to preparing for Anthony Joshua this past weekend in Saudi Arabia.
“(There was) an excess of celebration, all the politicians who came to pick him up in Guadalajara, a riot that came from the camp. He never concentrated well, told him to concentrate well, that he could not reach that weight because he was not going to do anything to Joshua, that is why he is now recognizing what he was saying, ”Andy Sr. told ESPN after his son lost the unified world heavyweight titles.
“Then he never prepared himself, he didn’t pay attention to Manny all the time, he didn’t respect Manny, he left, he just ran, Manny told me that he sent him a video of what he ran, now he learned that lesson, and I’m glad I learned that lesson early.”
“Joshua did nothing to him, nothing more the cut, and without condition he fought,” Ruiz Sr. continued. “He didn’t want to pay attention, at that weight he was stubborn. He said: ‘Andy, you have to be at 255 (pounds) to win Joshua, if you get too heavy your legs are going to run out, you didn’t run well, you didn’t have the power’, the reputation of walking up and down, I scolded him.”
“We are going to talk to the company, we are going to move forward, the good thing he understood, as a champion I told him to thank Joshua, he has to recognize things. There we will see if we make a fight there (in the Chivas stadium), but now it will be well prepared, he will pay attention to me.”
Report: ESPN Deportes