Published: Sat, December 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Andy Ruiz Tips The Scales At Weigh-Ins Ahead Of Anthony Joshua Rematch

Andy Ruiz Tips The Scales At Weigh-Ins Ahead Of Anthony Joshua Rematch

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be almost 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr weighed in at 128.3 kilograms, 6 kilograms heavier than the first fight.

Before Ruiz and Joshua step into the ring, they will step onto the scale during Friday's weigh-in, along with the full list of fighters on the card.

A lot has changed since Andy Ruiz Jr. became an instant sensation in the boxing world after his shocking TKO of then-undefeated British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in June.

According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, 283.7 lbs is the heaviest that Ruiz has weighed in at during his 10-year career since he ballooned to the mid-290s for his first two professional fights.

Of course, we can only imagine whether Ruiz-Joshua II will live up to the original.

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Ruiz Jr had earlier hinted he would be dropping 4 kilograms of his weight ahead of the rematch.

Joshua weighed in at 237 - the lightest he's fought at in years.

Ruiz's trainer Manny Robles said he was unconcerned by the result on the scales.

Meanwhile Joshua's weight loss appeared to vindicate suggestions that he will aim to make himself more elusive, avoiding Ruiz's unsafe swings and dragging him into the later rounds where stamina will play a major part. The mark makes him the heaviest champion to enter a title defence aside from Nikolay Valuev, who was seven-feet tall.

Anthony Joshua has lost 10lbs for his clash with Andy Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz had remained dressed and wore a sombrero, seemingly aiming to contribute to his weight.

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