The Mexican-American and Former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz said, he needs another challenge against the reigning champion, Anthony Joshua as he got defeated due to lots of weight gained.
“If we do the third fight I’ll get in the best f**** shape of my life, you better believe it. It did affect me a lot, I thought I’d feel a lot better, a lot stronger. I tried to train myself, I don’t want to give excuses though. I couldn’t put together my combinations.
“I think I was chasing him too much instead of cutting the ring, I was hesitating too much, I couldn’t get my combinations but I’ll be better next time.”
Ruiz suffered a defeat after his clash with Joshua in Saudi Arabia with the Briton claiming shocking scorecards of 118-110 118-110 and 119-109.
While a leaner and smarter Joshua was able to box and weave his way to victory, Ruiz admitted that the extra weight he put on – coming into the fight more than a stone heavier than the 247lbs he weighed on 1 June – hindered him throughout the bout, making him sluggish and less powerful than he would have liked.
However, Joshua appeared to dampen talk of an immediate rematch
“I don’t know, I don’t want to talk too much. A big mouth is not what people respect. Whatever we can do, I will do,” he told BBC Five Live.
Let the fans decide. We are up for anything. I’m made for this stage. Look at this, a purpose built stadium for a purposeful night tonight.”