Andy Ruiz's cheat meal revealed ahead of Joshua re-match in Saudi Arabia

Andy Ruiz's cheat meal revealed ahead of Joshua re-match in Saudi Arabia

Andy Ruiz American pugilist has continued to shape up for his re-match against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia next month.

The 30-year-old became the world heavyweight champion after beating the Briton in the seventh round of their first meeting about six months back.

Ruiz has shed a lot of weight ahead of their re-match in December and the secret meal plan responsible for his reduction has been uncovered.

Apart from getting on a new diet, the American-Mexican fighter is also on a new training plan courtesy of Zo's Meal Plans.

The people behind Ruiz's new look told Sky Sports that the heavyweight will still enjoy cheat days in the run-up to the Joshua rematch.

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"During camp, we will cheat," Zo's Meal Plans said. "In the last camp we would go to the movies at the weekend and he would have popcorn.

"But the tacos are our getaway on Friday night, our cheat meal. There is a place we go to where he eats tacos. But nothing too crazy.

"There is a place near his house, an outdoor area on the corner where you can't even sit inside - Andy loves the el pastor con queso tacos.

"They put cheese inside the taco, and melt it - we get an assortment but he loves the marinated pork."

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury believes Anthony Joshua deliberately lost to Ruiz in the United States earlier this year.

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"This was the first time Joshua was in a big fight away from his home country and when that happens you react in one of two ways – you either feel out of your comfort zone and shrink, or you rise to the occasion," he writes in his autobiography.

"If you’re totally confident in your ability you’d be happy fighting in outer space. When I go to the ring, I’m there to fight, no matter what is in my way – it’s as simple as that. I bring my heart to the ring every time.

"But in New York against Ruiz, it just seemed like Joshua had left his heart back in the dressing room. Joshua was a 1/25 favourite and he knocked Ruiz down in the third round.

"But then in one of the all-time biggest shocks, Joshua himself went down twice in the same round before being knocked down repeatedly again in round seven when he was stopped on his feet, having spat out his gumshield after hitting the canvas.

"As the referee waved it off, a few of us jumped and shouted, ‘He quit! He quit!’ He seemed to have given in. It was shocking to see the way the fight ended.

"To me, it was no surprise that Joshua struggled to recover after being put down, because any time he has been hit in his career that has been the case.

Andy Ruiz will be defending his heavyweight belts when he faces Joshua in an epoch-making fight slated for December 2019 in Saudi Arabia.

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