Andy Ruiz has set a date for his return to the boxing scene – either in May or June, sources close to the boxer reveal. The former world heavyweight champion last fought Anthony Joshua in a rematch for the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight world titles, which he lost.
Andy Ruiz spending time with family
The 30-year old American boxer is currently resting, spending time with his family. He was relatively unknown before surprisingly defeating strong-favorite Joshua for his titles in June 2019. The newfound fame was very hard to cope with, though and as a result, Ruiz failed to prepare for his rematch properly.
He spent two months celebrating, which ultimately didn’t allow him the appropriate time to train for his second clash with Joshua. Ruiz was late for his training camp, arriving overweight. He seemed quite sluggish and unable to put his punches together, which lead to his loss via twelve round decision.
There is a variety of possible opponents for Andy Ruiz’s return to the boxing ring. Dominic Breazeale, Gerald Washington, and Adam Kownacki are among the candidates to name a few.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, on the other hand, is hoping to get Ruiz in the ring with WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte. Ruiz’s current professional boxing record is 33-2 with 22 wins coming after KO. Apart from Joshua, the boxer lost a very close twelve round decision to former WBO world champion Joseph Parker in 2016.