Andy Ruiz Jr has admitted he ‘ate everything’ and drank too many ‘Coronas’ ahead of his loss to Anthony Joshua.
The Mexican-American shocked the world when he beat Joshua in June to capture the Brit’s heavyweight titles but was beaten in a point’s decision in the rematch on Saturday evening.
Ruiz weighed in at 15 pounds heavier for the second clash between the pair than he had for the first fight.
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And he has suggested that he let himself go and should have taken the build-up to the second encounter more seriously.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ruiz admitted: “I think I ate everything… EVERYTHING… that’s why I gained so much weight.
“I was having too much fun, I was celebrating too much.
Ruiz still thought he performed well and insisted he’d train harder for the third fight
“Even out of shape, even the way that I was training back and forth (between Mexico and California)… f******, I did pretty good, dude! I did pretty good! But, I wish I had taken it more serious.”
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Ruiz is keen on a third fight and insists that he will train properly if he is given another shot at Joshua.
He added: “For the third fight, I’m gonna give it all I got! I want those belts back!”