Andy Ruiz Jr. weighs 20 STONE in his hat, Dillian Whyte OUT OF SHAPE
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua finally hit the scales in Saudi Arabia ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch with contrasting results.
‘Iron’ Mike Tyson told Ruiz it would be a mistake to go into the fight lighter than his previous bout and Mexico’s first heavyweight ruler must have listened.
Michael Buffer announced him weighing in at 283.7-pounds – 15-POUNDS heavier!
Ruiz did have a sombrero, jeans and t-shirt on. Plus his trainers!
Meanwhile, ‘AJ’ looked leaner on the scales, as expected. He came in at 237-pounds – his lightest ever for a world title fight.
A full 10-pounds lighter since his Madison Square Garden humbling.
Joshua looked a whole lot sleaker, his lowest since 2014.
There has been huge reaction on social media about Ruiz’s weight from fans.
The challenger @anthonyfjoshua was a lean 237lbs on the scale, 10 less than his 1st fight with @Andy_destroyer1. It’s the lightest Joshua has been since 2014. With him lighter, Ruiz 15 pounds heavier at 283, how is this going to go down. Some late drama to chew over. #RuizJoshua2 pic.twitter.com/AupnqHfI51
— BoxingSquared (@Boxing_Squared) December 6, 2019
Joshua looks much better at that weight, Ruiz daft putting a stone on for power in ma eyes, think he’ll look sluggish
— Sean McEwan (@SeanMcEwan25) December 6, 2019
Joshua coming in 3 stone lighter than Ruiz, 100% going to go for a win on points and I don’t blame him
— A. (@Alain_Harrison) December 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte also looked on the chunky side.
He weighed in at a career-heaviest 271.1lbs ahead of his bout against Mariusz Wach.
It’s the heaviest he’s been since turning over and by some 11-POUNDS.
The ‘Bodysnatcher’ who returns to action for the first time since being under investigation by UKAD, defeated Oscar Rivas at 259-pounds.
Whyte was called up late by Eddie Hearn. Possibly the only excuse you can give the Londoner for looking so out of shape.