Mexican heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has blamed his weight gain for his loss to Anthony Joshua.
Ruiz relinquished the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO titles to Anthony Joshua in a unanimous win in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.
“It was his night. I didn’t prepare how I should have, I gained too much weight,” Ruiz said shortly after the fight.
“I don’t want to give too many excuses, he boxed me around. If we do the third, best believe I get in the f***ing best shape of my life.
“[The weight] affected me. I thought I’d feel stronger, thought I’d feel better. I tried to train myself, but I don’t want to give no excuses. Anthony Joshua did a hell of a job.
“Who wants to see the third trilogy fight?”