Cristiano Ronaldo has surprisingly come out in defence of Andy Ruiz Jr for his physique when he fought Anthony Joshua.
The famously shredded footballing famous person has spent his total profession working to be in prime situation, however is adamant that this isn’t crucial factor on the subject of successful in prime stage sport.
Whereas talking to IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for the DAZN documentary ‘Parallel Worlds’, Ronaldo mentioned: “The struggle, Ruiz in opposition to Joshua – Joshua is prime, however the different one is nice.
“I talked with my buddies and so they mentioned, ‘Ah, his physique.’
“I mentioned, ‘Pay attention, the physique doesn’t matter. It’s preparation.’”
Ronaldo was proved right when Ruiz defeated AJ first time round, but it surely was Joshua who emerged victorious of their rematch because the Mexican-American gained much more weight and ready woefully.
Ronaldo and Joshua met in particular person initially of 2019 and CR7 went on to disclose precisely what they mentioned to 1 one other about their futures in prime stage sport.
He defined: “We had the chance to talk final 12 months in Dubai, I used to be with Joshua and we had dialog.
“33 years previous is that age the place you begin to really feel down.
“I don’t wanna be within the sport, in soccer, the place folks say, ‘Cristiano was an unbelievable participant and now he’s sluggish.’
“I don’t need that.
“You possibly can take care a variety of your physique, the physique’s not an issue I don’t suppose.
“It’s right here [points to his head], your motivation, expertise. I believe that is essentially the most robust.”
Ruiz Jr revealed in October that he’s now beginning on the highway to a physique transformation with new coach Eddy Reynoso.
“Everyone tune in, I’m gonna be posting so much on the gymnasium with Canelo, I’m excited,” he mentioned.
“We’ve been coaching a bit of bit [with Jorge Capetillo], however now I’m gonna begin camp with Eddy and everyone there. I can’t wait, it’s gonna be actual enjoyable.
“I’m comfortable, I’m excited to be a part of Canelo crew. I’m gonna focus, deal with what I have to get. Everyone’s speaking s*** that I’m not gonna do nothing.
“It’s a weight reduction journey, that’s what precisely we’re calling it. Subsequent time you see me I’m gonna have a f***ing six-pack!”