Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly defended Andy Ruiz Jr for his physique when he fought Anthony Joshua.
The famous shredded football superstar has spent his entire career working to be in top condition, but is adamant that it is not the most important thing when it comes to winning in top sport. .
Speaking to IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for DAZN documentary ‘Parallel Worlds’ earlier this year, Ronaldo said: “The fight, Ruiz vs. Joshua – Joshua is the best, but the other is good. .
“I spoke with my friends and they said, ‘Ah, his body.’
“I said, ‘Look, the body doesn’t matter. It is preparation.
Ronaldo was right when Ruiz first beat AJ, but it was Joshua who emerged victorious in their rematch as the Mexican-American gained even more weight and prepared miserably.
Ronaldo and Joshua met in person in early 2019 and CR7 then revealed exactly what they were saying to each other about their future in high performance sport.
He explained: “We had the opportunity to speak last year in Dubai, I was with Joshua and we had a conversation.
“33 is the age when you start to feel depressed.
“I don’t want to be in sport, in football, where people say, ‘Cristiano was an amazing player and now he’s slow. “
“I don’t want that.
“You can take care of your body, the body is not a problem, I don’t think so.
“It’s here [points to his head], your motivation, your experience. I think this is the most difficult.