ANDY RUIZ JR is continuing to drop the pounds with the former heavyweight world champion looking in great shape ahead of his fight to face Luis Ortiz.
The 32-year-old faces Cubas’s veteran knockout artist, 43, in Los Angeles on September 4 in his bid to secure another world title shot.
Ruiz Jr knows he must stay active having fought just once since being outpointed by Anthony Joshua in their rematch in December 2019.
The Destroyer was in poor shape for the dust-up in Saudi Arabia as he ballooned up to 284 lbs from the 268 lbs he weighed in at before his victory over AJ.
After being criticised over his shape, the Mexican-American upped his training regime and followed a strict diet.
And it paid off as he weighed in two stone lighter at 256 lbs for his May 2021 bout against Chris Arreola.
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His improved condition saw him climb off the canvas early on where he secured a points win in a gruelling 12-round affair.
And unlike after his win over Joshua where he let himself go, Ruiz Jr is keeping himself in tip-top shape where he appears to have shed even more pounds.
In a video shared by ESPN Ringside, Ruiz Jr can be seen being put through his paces during a workout session.
The 34-2 boxer’s new leaner physique has left fans shocked, as one user said: “Dang he’s lost hella weight.”
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Another commented: “Who is that??? No way that’s Andy Ruiz.”
A third added: “Bro is he even heavyweight anymore?”
Meanwhile one stated: “That’s gotta be the trimmest he’s ever been.”
This person then messaged: “Damn he don’t even look like the same person.”