What should Andy Ruiz's ideal weight be?

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  1. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    in the 230 range.
  2. Southpawology

    Southpawology Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    He should be fighting at light heavyweight
  3. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    240lbs. An in shape, motivated Ruiz at that weight beats anyone not named Tyson Fury.
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  4. Decker

    Decker Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Ppl here talking about Ruiz getting down to 220 or even CW are trolling. They and we all know better.

    He stopped a big, talented HW champ weighing 260+ looking like a tub of lard. The 280+ rematch weight was ridiculous and it showed he has eating issues.

    He's never going to be or look chiseled. His best weight might be ~240... if he can ever get there. At 240 he's still a good sized HW, even for this era, he'll have high end stamina, and be able to cut off the ring better. He needs to get in a few quality fights soon - at least one vs. a top 10 opponent.
  5. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
  6. Decker

    Decker Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    LOL honesty wrote mine before I even saw yours :thumbsup:
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  7. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    He is still obese at that weight and his footwork takes a hit because of it.

    Andy Ruiz is likely a cruiserweight. But he has a speed advantage at heavyweight and also he has a granite chin, so he can compete at the weight. IMO Ruiz should be around 230 lbs.
  8. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    He fights based on his size and weight so I don’t think he really needs to drop to cruiser even if he could. I think his size and frame work for him at heavy. He beat Anthony at 260? Max he should drop would be 240 if was even worth the effort. As far as his health and longevity, probably down to 200 though.
  9. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    I honestly dont think he can get there

    His footwork is flat anyway, dropping 20 pounds wont help too much
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  10. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Id say around 250-255.

    Hes not gonna get lower than that realistically, I doubt he'll even make that again. Hes always gonna be overweight but tbf he has good stamina, hand speed, chin, power at that weight but carries enough to be competitive with the big guys.
  11. chico g

    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    I think against Parker he had the speed at 255 but wasn't as heavy handed. At 268lbs when he dismantled the bodybuilder and Dimitrenko he had the speed and power to stop those bums. But at 282lbs he was just too slow and sluggish. The 260 range seems his optimum fighting weight, if he came in below 250, I think some of those punches Joshua caught him with puts him to sleep. He's not known to be a mover, so he uses his slob like conditioning as his advantage. It's very hard to move a short heavy guy like that, with low centre of gravity. David Tua was the same.
  12. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Member Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    I see no reason why he can't shed most of that fat.

    At his height, why does he need to be more than 16 stone? (Povetkin weight) - Around 220?
  13. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017

    He's a natural cruiserweight.

    But 225 would be okay for him at heavyweight.
  14. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Anyone saying Cruiser is a spastic and haven't got the first clue about what they're talking about.
  15. Geo1122

    Geo1122 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2017
    Yeah, but the question isn’t whether Ruiz has the discipline or not. Can he mentally get to x weight or not?

    I certainly agree that we’ll never see Ruiz around the 220 to 230 mark. But I reckon that would be his optimum weight at heavyweight.

    He’d have greater speed, footwork and moment, and greater stamina. And given just how overweight he is, those improvements would likely be vast.