Andy Ruiz Jr has made a formidable physique transformation, dropping nearly two stone forward of his return to the ring towards Chris Arreola on Saturday evening.
The previous heavyweight champion shocked the world when he knocked out Anthony Joshua to say the WBA, IBF and WBO belts in June 2019.
Nonetheless, he weighed in additional than a stone heavier for his or her rematch in Saudi Arabia six months later after an excessive amount of partying and poor preparation.
Because of this, he was outboxed by Joshua, misplaced his belts after which ballooned up in weigh additional.
For the primary AJ combat, Ruiz weighed 268lbs (19st 2lbs). For the rematch, he was 283lbs (20st 3lbs).
At his heaviest following the defeat, he revealed he scaled 310lbs (22st 2lbs).
However in the present day on the weigh-in, Ruiz Jr got here in at 256lbs (18 st 4lbs), which is 27lbs (1st 13lbs) lighter than the AJ rematch.
Ruiz Jr stated on his YouTube channel whereas coaching final month: “All this difficult work and dedication is gonna repay man.
“I’m drained man, you see me do all these f***ing drills man? However, like I stated, all this difficult work and dedication is gonna repay.
“Everybody’s gonna see the distinction. Everybody’s gonna see my exhausting work, that’s what it’s all about.
“I’m prepared for my subsequent combat. I’m prepared, excited, able to show all people incorrect.
“I should have misplaced 40lbs (2st 12lbs). After my combat towards Anthony Joshua, my defeat in Saudi Arabia, I gained to love 310lbs (22st 2lbs).
“I used to be depressed, I used to be mad at myself as a result of I knew I ought to’ve educated, I knew I ought to’ve carried out higher in my final combat, but it surely’s by no means too late. Now could be the start to see the true and new Andy Ruiz Jr.
“I had all the pieces, the belts, however I took that s*** as a right.
“Now it’s extra motivation, being right here with extra champions, folks which are devoted, I’m excited to be right here.
“In my different fights I used to weigh 270lbs, 280lbs and I must lose 20lbs simply to get in my weight.
“I’d at all times do it the incorrect approach, use plastic, attempt to shed some pounds on the final minute, drain myself.
“I’m able to get my belts again.”