Evander Holyfield ain’t giving up on Andy Ruiz — telling TMZ Sports activities he strongly believes the previous champ can win his belts again … if he busts his ass!
Keep in mind, Holyfield and Ruiz go WAYYYY again — they famously sparred again within the day when Evander was coaching for his comeback in 2011.
Ruiz was a no one means again then … however Evander has mentioned he may inform Andy had killer potential and wasn’t shocked when he beat Anthony Joshua again in June.
In fact, Ruiz misplaced the Dec. 7 rematch — and blamed himself for consuming and partying means an excessive amount of — however Holyfield says if Ruiz can get targeted once more, he is a reputable contender.
“Joshua turned champion once more, proper? He made an adjustment,” Holyfield tells TMZ Sports activities.
“Individuals who make changes, their possibilities continues to be good. He made some dangerous decisions. Whenever you make dangerous decisions, you gotta be accountable. In case you’re accountable, you may make changes.”
Holyfield — who is aware of all about coming again after shedding a belt — additionally had some recommendation for Ruiz.
“Return to the work plan. Do whatcha daddy inform you to do. All these years, he is been proper, what makes you suppose he is goin’ be incorrect?”
There’s extra … boxing famous person Terence Crawford additionally believes in Andy … telling TMZ Sports activities he understands why Ruiz misplaced his focus however strongly believes he can bounce again.
In truth, Crawford says he is good associates with Ruiz and is aware of what he is able to doing within the ring when he is not raging exterior of it.