After dethroning Anthony Joshua in stunning fashion at Madison Square Garden in June 2019, then-unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz had the world at his feet. 

Six months later, however, ‘The Destroyer’ lost his crown via unanimous decision after weighing in significantly heavier for his rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

Now on the trail back to the top, Ruiz has linked up with trainer Eddy Reynoso. Reynoso – who works with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Ryan Garcia – expects his heavyweight contender to return before the year is out.

With Chris Arreola the expected foe upon Ruiz’s return to the ring, Reynoso believes that ‘The Destroyer’ is capable of giving even more to the sport ahead of his charge back to the heavyweight pinnacle. 

“I had a talk with his dad and his lawyers last week, to see what plans there were,” Reynoso told ESPN Deportes. “He has a fight taking place in December. We hope to prepare well, to combine well what he wants from boxing with what I can contribute to that. Let’s see how it goes. I think he is a fighter who can give even more. Let’s see how willing he is to give his everything when he comes to the gym.”