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    Eddy Reynoso says we haven’t seen the best of Andy Ruiz Jr.

    Eddy Reynoso says we’re going to like what we see the next time Andy Ruiz Jr. fights.

    Ruiz has shared videos of himself training hard and trimming down after weighing in at a mammoth 283½ pounds for his last fight, a unanimous-decision loss against Anthony Joshua 13 months ago that cost him the titles he won in their first fight.

    And Reynoso said it’s no illusion. Ruiz, who joined Reynoso’s camp after the setback, is doing the work he needs to do to succeed.

    “You haven’t seen the best of him yet,” Reynoso told Boxing Junkie through a translator. “He can give much more, even more than he gave in the first Joshua fight. He has a lot of ability, which he has already shown against the best heavyweights in the world.

    “The [objective] is to do things well so when he comes back, you’ll see the real Andy Ruiz.”

    Reynoso said Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) has lost “a lot of weight,” although he didn’t say how much. He looked slimmer in the videos. On top of that, Reynoso said his protégé is evolving as a boxer.

    “He’s training well,” Reynoso said. “He’s intelligent, he learns quickly. I just hope the hunger doesn’t leave him so he can demonstrate what he can do. … He’s an exceptional fighter. He just has to continue to work on the discipline.

    “The question is focus. He has all the abilities.”

    When will we see Ruiz in the ring again? That’s not clear.

    He and veteran Chris Arreola reportedly agreed last August to fight one another but no date was set. They are still likely to meet sometime soon.

    This article was originally published on boxingjunkie.usatoday.com

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