The former heavyweight titleholder weighed 269 pounds on Saturday for his pay-per-view fight against Luis Ortiz on Sunday at crypto.com arena in Los Angeles. Ortiz weighed 245.5.
Ruiz's slender stomach is a sign that he has trained diligently. However, he weighs a pound more than his weight for Anthony Joshua's upset knockout in 2019
He weighed 256 for his last fight, a decision on Chris Arriola in May last year, but now he looks trimmer on his waist and more muscular overall.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) said during Sunday's fighting that he was focused on building strength, not aesthetics.
Ortiz weighs a career high but is only 21/4 pounds above weight for his most recent fight, Charles Martin's sixth-round knockout last January.
Andy Ruiz Jr. has apparently replaced fat with muscle. When he looked too bubbly.