The former WBA, IBF, WBO triple heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has a Plan B in store for his rematch with Andy Ruiz later this year. The rematch is now confirmed to happen in Saudi Arabia on December 7 and Joshua is leaving no stone unturned in preps.
Neutral grounds – LETS GO – Dec 7th, time to be 2X – 258MGT 👑 pic.twitter.com/cNOJV3QkYX
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 9, 2019
Two months since Andy Ruiz handed a shock defeat to Anthony Joshua, a lot has changed for Joshua. The defeat was as much a shock to Anthony Joshua himself as to the boxing fans and critics alike. And Joshua knows what this rematch meand for his career.
Anthony Joshua now leaner and more agile
At the time of his fight with Ruiz in June, Joshua weighed an astonishing 247.5 pounds. Clearly it was Anthony Joshua’s plan to match Ruiz for power and give him a taste of his medicine. But a few lusty blows and three title losses later, Joshua has realised much.
The Brit now knows there are few who can match Ruiz for power game. Moreover it’s important to capitalise on your own strengths than try to match your opponent. So Joshua now has cut a lot of muscle and become a whole lot leaner.
Before ➡️ After
Anthony Joshua has trimmed down massively for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr 💪😮 pic.twitter.com/dJDVf62DlT
— GiveMeSport Boxing (@GMSBoxing) August 10, 2019
All that in a bid to become more agile and fight Ruiz for quick reflexes. His Snapchat reveals a sudden and hard-worked change that clearly shows how drastically he has transformed.
Fans in shock after Joshua’s quick transformation
Many fans were worried that with opting for a rematch with Ruiz so soon, Joshua is now deprived of enough time for preps. But with the sudden change in his physique, it’s visible how Joshua is working really hard to win his titles back.
NEW ANTHONY JOSHUA?
Anthony Joshua seems to be dramatically cutting weight for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. dropping the muscle to help with his agility and stamina. pic.twitter.com/zMJF8N8X1F
— Only Full Fights (@OnlyFullFights) August 9, 2019
Fans expectedly noticed the change and flooded Twitter with positive reactions. They all agreed that Joshua is now looking like a boxer and not like a bodybuilder. It’s now for everyone to see if Joshua’s plan B works out as anticipated. If it doesn’t, it would be so difficult to reach the heights he once did.