Eddie Hearn has warned Andy Ruiz that his dramatic weight loss could handAnthony Joshuathe advantage in their rematch on December 7.
Ruiz Jr shocked the boxing world when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round back in June at Madison Square Garden despite heading into the fight as overwhelming underdog.
Eddie Hearn has warned Andy Ruiz that losing a lot of weight could be a ‘dangerous’ move
The Mexican is looking to shock Anthony Joshua yet again, this time with a much leaner frame
Joshua’s promoter Hearn has been trading insults with the Mexican in the build up to the fight by calling him ‘chubby’.
This led to Ruiz apologising to Hearn for taking the undefeated record of his star client earlier this year.
Now Hearn has responded by encouraging Ruiz to lose another two stone before the highly-anticipated rematch in the Middle East.
‘It’s a dangerous move to start taking weight off, in my opinion. I love it. I hope he loses another two stone,’ Hearn told talkSPORT.
Ruiz Jr stunned the boxing world when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round back in June
He weighed in at 19st 11lbs, a stone-and-a-half heavier than Joshua when they met in New York
Ruiz Jr will battle it out with heavyweight rival Joshua again on December 7 in Saudi Arabia
‘Joshua is very focused. It all comes down to the night. This time Anthony will be 100 per cent ready for Andy Ruiz.
‘We still have to execute the game plan and win the fight. It’s one month today and it’s the biggest fight of the year.
‘It’s one of the biggest fights of our generation in terms of heavyweight fights and heavyweight rematches.’
Ruiz and Joshua meet in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday December 7.