WBC President Disappointed In Ruiz

While Andy Ruiz Jr did not represent his governing body, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman had an issue with Andy Ruiz Jr’s body last Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz lost the WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight titles in a 12-round routing by Anthony Joshua just over six months after his upset victory over the Brit inside Madison Square Garden.

“The questions were, ‘what is going to happen?’ Is it going to be Buster Douglas that knocked out [Mike] Tyson and then ate everything to get to a fight against Holyfield without any chance of winning? Or is he going to be the champion who gets a knock out and who understands the greatness of the position he is in and can make a legendary career?,” Sulaiman said of Ruiz heading into last weekend..

“This has happened on many occasions. He (Ruiz) comes in from having many problems in life [back in June], and conquers glory. With that comes money, fame, temptations. He could never establish a plan of work in the gym, he was taken from city to city, from event to event. The distractions were such that they led him to a scandalous weight, with a clear disadvantage at the time the bell rang.. in mobility, in resistance, and Joshua was very intelligent, he used his weapons, such as height, distance, the jab, the movement.

“It was a fight that did not meet the drama that the public expected,” Sulaiman concluded. “But fulfilled a clear demonstration of Joshua’s superiority that night.”


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