Anthony Joshua is weighing three stone lighter than Andy Ruiz Jr for Saudi Arabia rematch


We are just one day away from finding out whether it will be repeat or revenge for Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

The camps are done, the press conferences are over and the weigh-in has now been completed.

All that is left is for the two fighters to go to war once again inside the ring and one of them come out on top as the unified heavyweight champion.

Will Ruiz Jr retain his gold? Or will AJ become a two-time world heavyweight champion?

That we do not yet know, but what we do know is the weight he will be going into the fight at.

A lot has been made of AJ's body and physique ahead of the rematch. A lot of debates have been had about whether he needs to slim down and lose some muscle mass in order to be more mobile.

Shirtless photos from Joshua's camp have been posted online, a lot has been made about the size of his legs, but now we know how much he actually weighs.

The Brit took to the scales this afternoon and it was confirmed that he weighed 237lbs.

That is over 16 stone, so it's clear that he's worked to lose weight ahead of the rematch as he came in over 17 stone for the initial fight back in June.

Meanwhile, Ruiz Jr has come in at over a whopping 20 stone, weighing 283lbs, which is remarkably 15lbs heavier than what he weighed back in June.

As for Joshua, he's weighing 10.8lbs lighter than what he was in the first fight.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of boxing fans have been quick to react to the weigh-in news, and a lot of fans are now feeling confident about AJ's chances.


Ryan Smith said on Twitter: 'AJ looks in fantastic nick! A few too many burritos for Ruiz,' whilst user 'HandlinSimon' said: 'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail, when Joshua broke through he was explosive, fast, agile, it was being too big n heavy was his weakness, I expect to see the real Joshua tomorrow.'

'Jamiebrame88' also tweeted his opinion that it's now Joshua's fight to lose: 'Clearly been enjoying him self lol. Extra stone heavier? Tipping more in favour for AJ for me'

As some fans have been backing AJ because of the weigh-in, a lot of people are saying it's all mind games from the Ruiz camp.

'Matt_greatwood1' posted: 'So much for Ruiz saying he’s gonna weigh the same from the first fight,' whilst 'BiolaBlack' said: 'I think Ruiz’s weight gain was a tactical decision.'


One Twitter user even went as far to say Ruiz was wearing something to make himself heavier.

'Might sound stupid but surely Ruiz is wearing something making him heavier other than his clothes seems mad he would want to come in heavier than last time,' said 'spencerhedges92'.

Who knows what was going through both boxers' heads when they decided to come in at their weights, but one thing is for sure, we are now set for one of the biggest rematches in boxing history.

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