Ruiz v Joshua result: Andy Ruiz Jr punches himself in the head after losing world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr was so disappointed at losing his world heavyweight titles, the Mexican-American appeared to punch himself in the head after the fight.

Ruiz Jr was convincingly beaten over 12 rounds by Anthony Joshua, who regained his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles by putting on a boxing clinic.

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Andy Ruiz Jr was so frustrated with himself, he punched himself in the head after losing his titles to Joshua
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The Brit was stunned six months ago at Madison Square Garden as his American debut quickly turned from dream to nightmare.

The 30-year-old from Watford was clobbered into submission that night, but used his jab and superior physical attributes to outmanoeuvre and even cut the ‘Destroyer’.

Despite packing on a STONE since the win in New York, Ruiz Jr was unable to get his almost 300lbs frame close enough to Joshua to land those devastating punches and bombs, which rendered AJ helpless in the Big Apple.

And, as you can see from the video below, he was so upset he even punched himself in the head repeatedly as the decision was read aloud by MC Michael Buffer.

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AJ celebrates after reclaiming his world titles in Saudi Arabia
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Ruiz admitted his preparation for the fight was far from ideal.

“It was his night. I didn’t prepare how I should have, I gained too much weight,” he told Sky Sports.

“I don’t want to give too many excuses, he boxed me around. If we do the third, best believe I get in the best shape of my life.

“[The weight] affected me. I thought I’d feel stronger, thought I’d feel better.

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The California native packed on a stone for the rematch, but could not get close to the Brit
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“I tried to train myself, but I don’t want to give no excuses. Anthony Joshua did a hell of a job.

“Who wants to see the third trilogy fight?”

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