By Charles Brun:Andy Ruiz Jr
Ruiz Jr. proved that he could beat Joshua with a diet of snickers
The weight and nutrition seems to a move in the wrong direction for Joshua. His problems are related to his poor boxing ability, and his weak chin.
Ruiz Jr. will beat Joshua again says David Benavidez
Ruiz Jr. beat Joshua mentally last time they tough, and that’s something that diet and exercise can’t change. Joshua’s boxing skills won’t improve with diet and exercise, and he’s stubbornly sticking with his same trainer Rob McCracken out of loyalty. Whether Joshua will continue to be loyal to McCracken after a second knockout loss to Ruiz will be interesting to see. Ruiz looks like a better fighter than Joshua, and that’s going to stay consistent. Joshua has always been flawed since his amateur stays. He arguably lost three in the London Olympics in 2012, but he was given a gold medal anyway.
As a pro, Joshua’s promoter Hearn has been careful in not matching him against guys that could potentially beat him. Hearn never put him in with deontay wilder or luis ortiz. Eddie didn’t even want to put Joshua in with David Haye when he had the chance. Joshua didn’t fight Wladimir Klitschko until he was 40, and coming off of a two-year layoff.
Benavidez expects Joshua to box Ruiz in rematch
“I feel Anthony Joshua is going to be doing way more boxing, and not trying to exchange that much,. I think so,” said Benavidez when asked if it’s going to be the same outcome as the first Joshua-Ruiz fight last June. “Maybe [a knockdown]. I feel that Andy Ruiz has tasted that glory. He’s tasted that money, and he’s tasted that fame. He doesn’t want to let go of it.
Anthony Joshua has been there for a while. He’s been there for a couple of years. Both of them are up there. It’s Canelo in the U.S, and in the UK, it’s Joshua. He’s been there for a while. So I feel like Andy Ruiz has tasted that glory and stuff. He don’t want to let go of it,” said Benavidez.
All the scientific training that Joshua had going for him last time, and yet he was still knocked out by a chubby looking fighter that likes to eat chocolate. That should tell you something. Joshua might as well be eating candy, because he could have gotten the same results last last time with a poor diet.
Joshua may need to make a clean sweep of his entire training team if/when he gets knocked out again by Ruiz. AJ needs a clean slate. He should bring in a big broom, and sweep the entire training team out of there. Joshua can start from scratch with a new trainer, and perhaps get a cardio coach to help. AJ probably knows what foods to eat by now, so he can save money on a nutritionist. A good sports psychologist might be more useful to Joshua at this point than a nutritionist.