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The physical transformation of Andy Ruiz to face Luis Ortiz

This weekend boxing fans will delight in an all-eyes-on heavyweight bout. After the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, it was th


This weekend boxing fans will delight in an all-eyes-on heavyweight bout. After the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, it was the turn of Andy ‘Destroyer’ Ruiz and Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, who will meet this September 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

This fight will have a lot of expectations for what will be the return of Andy Ruiz, whose last fight was on May 1, 2021 when he defeated Chris Arreola in 12 rounds. Although he did not shine, ‘Destroyer’ managed to impose himself and show that they still want to recover what he once had in his hands, which were the WBA, IBF, WBO and OIB titles.

Since that loss in 2019 against Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz put his feet on the ground and began a profound physical change to arrive in the best conditions for his next fights. From the 299.8 pounds that he weighed in his fight against Joshua he went to 256 pounds against Arreola, exhibiting an unprecedented transformation to regain the strength and speed that allowed him to be a world champion.

Already with this new change that began with Eddy Reynoso and continued with Alfredo Osuna, Andy Ruiz now aims to improve his boxing and thus climb the ranking to become a mandatory challenger. He must first beat Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, and then he would look for another important challenge against Deontay Wilder. Step by step he builds his way to success, to the success he had when he knocked out Joshua and touched the sky with his hands.

By: Victor Amariz Castro | BDC DRAFTING