Andy Ruiz has split from his trainer, Manuel Robles Jr.

Ruiz became the unified heavyweight champion of the world when he sensationally dethroned Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in June, only to immediately lose the WBA, IBF and WBO titles back to the Briton when he lost their Saudi Arabian rematch in December.

Ruiz was heavily criticised for entering the fight at 283.5lbs – 15.5lbs than his weight ahead of the first contest – and afterwards freely admitted that he was not well prepared for the rematch.

“I think I ate everything,” he told TMZ the weak after his loss. “I was having too much fun. I was celebrating too much. And drinking a few more Coronas than I should have.”

Ruiz is yet to agree to a comeback fight and has decided to part company with his trainer as he prepares for a return to the sport.

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