‘I thought he looked tubby’: Eddie Hearn claims Andy Ruiz is pretending to have lost weight ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch by posing and ‘leaning forward’ for photos on Instagram
- Anthony Joshua is fighting Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia later this year
- The former heavyweight champion lost his belts in New York after shock defeat
- Fan have been surprised by how much trimmer Ruiz is looking in recent pictures
- Eddie Hearn thinks the pictures are nothing more than an optical illusion
Eddie Hearn thinks Andy Ruiz Jr has managed to trick fans into thinking he has lost weight by posting carefully positioned pictures on Instagram.
The IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion has surprised his followers with recent pictures in which he looks far trimmer than he did on the night when he handed Anthony Joshua his first defeat.
However, Hearn believes it is nothing more than an optical illusion.
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Eddie Hearn has claimed Andy Ruiz Jnr has been deceiving fans with his recent pictures
Joshua’s promoter told iFL TV: ‘I thought he looked quite tubby.
‘I actually thought he looked heavier than he did previously.
‘Make your own mind up. That clip that I saw, which was him training in San Diego, I didn’t think that he looked slimmer than he did last camp.
‘There was one picture of him leaning forward.
Ruiz’s followers were surprised to see the heavyweight champion looking much slimmer
‘The old ‘lean forward’, tucked back, with a little pout, can make you lose half a stone. Maybe he’s done that.’
Ruiz shocked the world earlier this year when he stopped Joshua to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion.
The rematch will take place on December 7 in Saudi Arabia and Ruiz has previously stated: ‘I think being 10lbs lighter, I’m going to be a better fighter.’
Their was plenty of talk about Ruiz’s weight prior to his victory over Joshua earlier this year
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