New Horizon – Andy Ruiz Jr to Return Under Reynoso Regime

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By: Thomas Nicholls

Mexico’s
Heavyweight star Andy Ruiz Jr has had a lot of time to stew over his
blink-and-you’ll-miss-it chapter at the top of the Heavyweight pile.

His win over Anthony Joshua back in June 2019 took us all by surprise, yet his reign at the pinnacle of the heavies ended abruptly with a shutout defeat to AJ in the Saudi rematch.

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Fundamentally,
he is a tough task for just about any of the current top crop, but his
infrequent training sessions and pizza parties ahead of the Joshua rematch have
left a sour taste.

So,
the man who Ruiz embraced in euphoria back at the MSG, Manny Robles, has been
sent packing as Ruiz bids to revitalise his career. An understandably upset
Robles told SkySports: “My job is not to call him every day. He is
a man, not a kid, and must be treated as such.

“You
can’t convince someone to want something.

“The
fame and money has been overwhelming for Andy. He has got to know how to handle
it. Maybe after this defeat, the game has humbled him.

“Stay
humble or be humbled.

“The
first three months after beating Joshua on June 1, I had very little
communication with him.

“I
was in the gym but he was at home, doing his own thing. I wasn’t able to see
him or really talk to him.

“I
was disappointed by everything leading up to the result [of the rematch]. The
preparation. Fights are won in the gym and, when you don’t go into a fight at
100 per cent this is what you get.”

Inbound
is Eddy Reynoso, the man who leads P4P star,
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Reynoso’s
gym is simply star studded. Canelo, of course, the poster-boy and within the
team are native Mexicans,  Luis Nery, Julio Cesar Martinez
and Oscar Valdez. Not bad company at all.

Frankly,
now is the time for Ruiz to park the fleet of cars that James Bond would envy,
refrain from uploading photoshopped torso shots on Instagram and revert his
focus to what sealed that famous coronation in New York.

Sat
on the precipice, if he is unable to rediscover the heart and focus to get back
on the path to glory, he could join the dreaded company of some of Boxing’s
bizarre Heavyweight reigns.

However,
with Reynoso’s input, discipline and dedication, then all of a sudden the
heavyweight division will have it’s dangerous underdog back. Ruiz Jr can be a
match for anyone.

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