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.