ANDY RUIZ JR has admitted "three months of partying" was to blame for his one-sided defeat to Anthony Joshua.
But on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, it was a very different Ruiz Jr standing toe-toe-toe with Joshua - weighing 15lbs heavier for a start.
And speaking after the fight, Ruiz Jr admitted his preparation was to blame for the tame loss.
The 30-year-old said: "Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say?
"Being overweight, I wasn't fluid enough, I wasn't moving the way I wanted to move.
"I think if I'm lighter I'm going to let my hands go and be a completely different fighter."
DIDN'T LISTEN TO COACHES
He was then asked what he'd do differently if granted a rematch with Joshua.
He replied: "Listen to my coach. Listen to my dad. And take it more seriously.
"I'm OK, I'm just a little disappointed. I should have listened to them.
"I tried to do the training on my own. I should have listened to them more.
"There's no excuses...the partying and all that stuff got the best of me.
"For being out of shape I did pretty good, I took all his shots.
"I got him a few times ... If we'd have gone toe to toe ... For the trilogy I know I'm going to be a lot better."