ANDY RUIZ JR revealed he has lost almost THREE STONE after ballooning up in weight after defeat to Anthony Joshua.
The Mexican-American shocked the world in June 2019 as he knocked out Anthony Joshua in seven rounds.
But six months later, and while neglecting hard graft in the gym for the high life, Ruiz was brought back down to earth.
He scaled in a gigantic 20STONE for the Saudi Arabia rematch and lost his titles after a laboured 12-round decision.
Now, after relocating to San Diego to team up with Canelo Alvarez's esteemed trainer Eddy Reynoso, Ruiz is looking better than ever.
He has dramatically transformed his body after falling into depression following his loss to AJ, where he weighed 310lb (22stone).
And all the gruelling training ahead of his comeback has seen him lose 40lb, meaning he is back down to around 19st 2lb.
Ruiz, 31, said on his YouTube channel: “Everyone will see the difference. Everyone will see my hard work, that’s what it is.
“I’m ready for my next fight. I’m ready, excited, ready to prove everyone wrong.
“I must have lost 40 pounds. After my fight against Anthony Joshua, my loss in Saudi Arabia, I gained up to 310lbs.
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“I was depressed, I was mad at myself because I knew I should have trained, I knew I should have done better in my last fight, but it’s never too much late.
"Now is the start of seeing the real and new Andy Ruiz Jr."
Ruiz was captured showing off his rapid hand speed on the pads and heavy bag in Reynoso's gym.
His comeback fight was recently announced for May 1, against former world title challenger Chris Arreola.
And he opened up about his complacency after becoming an underdog champion and vowed to reach the heavyweight summit again.
Ruiz said: “I had it all, the belts, but I took that shit for granted.
“Now it’s more motivation, to be here with more champions, dedicated people, I’m delighted to be here.
“In my other fights, I weighed 270 pounds, 280 pounds and had to lose 20 pounds just to gain my weight.
“I would always do it the wrong way, use plastic, try to lose weight at the last minute, empty myself.
“I’m ready to get my belts back, not just my belts, I’m coming for you Tyson Fury – I need this WBC.”
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