According to a boxing site Ruiz lost 44 pounds

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  1. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Has Ruiz got some of Gingers steaks LOL
     
  2. Entaowed

    Entaowed Well-Known Member Full Member

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    For evolutionary reasons, largely to defend against starvation, the body resists weight loss.
    But if you can do it well, keeping or increasing fitness & hopefully muscle, it is clearly better.
    Ruiz likely had a lean body mass (his weight if he had zero fat) of 175-180, man.
    HWs can have more body fat, though the most that most can maintain & be around max. effectiveness would be @ 20% I would guess.

    Someone naturally fat or got so fat like Ruiz, maybe he could be closer to 235.
    But he should be near his current punching power & resistance at that size, with significantly more foot speed & endurance. Thus a greater work rate is possible. This would get him close to his potential.

    He could lose about 1% a week if it is not water or muscle, maybe a little slower so he does not sap his strength.
    But that still means, especially at what he ballooned up to, 8-10 lbs. a month should be very feasible.
    That is the most he should weigh. Big George at his comeback peak against Holyfield was 257, but given that he is somewhat taller & had more muscle, Ruiz at 235 would be about the same body fat level.

    No way he should be more than that.
     
  3. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If it's true then Ruiz is hurting himself now.
     
  4. N17

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    44 pounds?

    That is Nothing, I've lost hundreds of pounds buying Sky Sports disgusting PPV's.
     
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  5. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He admitted he's planning to weigh in 10 pounds lighter for the rematch.. I think he will be more or less the same.
     
  6. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He has 44 to lose and if he did it right, it shouldn’t be an issue.
     
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  7. titanic

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    What, Snickers Withdrawal ? :p
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    I thought it is meant John Ruiz, when I read the title (but also read first, that he lost 44 rounds; perhaps in his career).
     
  9. Leoh

    Leoh Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He's lost some weight but he's definitely not 215-220. He's still fat. At least 235-240. It's more like he's gone from high-risk obese to moderate-risk obese, which is a good thing.
     


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