Friday, January 24, 2020

Andy Ruiz Jr. sacks coach, Manny Robles

Andy Ruiz Jr has parted ways with his trainer Manny Robles following his rematch loss to Anthony Joshua. The Mexican was outclassed by the British heavyweight in Saudi Arabia in December as he lost via a unanimous decision, gifting his titles back to Joshua after a stunning upset last summer.

Ruiz Jr stopped Joshua in Madison Square Garden last June to claim the IBF, IBO, WBA Super and WBO belts, but he admitted to overeating and partying in the aftermath of his historic win, and Robles said the split was inevitable.

Speaking to ESPN, he said his fighter had been out of control in the build up to the crucial rematch, with the man himself admitting he 'wished he had taken it more seriously'.

But he added that the relationship was never going to work going forward because Ruiz Jr 'wasn't listening'.