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Andy Ruiz Jr shows off lightning-fast heavyweight hand speed on the pads as he prepares for Luis Ortiz fight

Andy Ruiz Jr showed off his remarkably fast hands in a new training video ahead of his upcoming fight.

The former unified WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion is finally ready for his first big fight since his rematch loss to Anthony Joshua, as he will now face Luis Ortiz on September 4.

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Ruiz Jr’s hand speed is unmatched in his division

Ruiz Jr has only had one fight since that loss to AJ in late 2019.

He took 18 months out of the ring after losing his titles, then returned with new trainer Eddy Reynoso in May 2021.

Ruiz Jr was knocked down by Chris Arreola in that fight but got up and won on points.

It was hoped that he would build on that momentum and quickly return to the ring, although that turned out not to be the case.

Instead, in August 2021, Ruiz Jr underwent surgery on his right knee to deal with long-standing issues he had been struggling with.

He also seems to have changed trainers once more and is now back in the gym to work with Alfredo Osuna.

Andy Ruiz Jr shows off lightning-fast heavyweight hand speed on the pads as he prepares for Luis Ortiz fight

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Ortiz twice challenged Wilder for his WBC belt and lost twice by knockout

In his latest workout clip, Ruiz Jr posted footage of his lightning fast hands on the pads.

Despite his advanced age, Cuban Ortiz remains a dangerous challenge.

The 43-year-old has only lost to one man in his career – Deontay Wilder, twice.

In his last fight, Ortiz knocked out Charles Martin to set up a fight with Ruiz Jr.

He showed vulnerabilities in the win, however, as he was floored twice early on before finding the stoppage.


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