Ruiz Jr's ex-trainer reveals secret to beating Anthony Joshua and admits he 'lost control' of boxer after historic win

MANNY ROBLES has lifted the lid on the key to beating Anthony Joshua after masterminding Andy Ruiz Jr's win against the British star in June 2019.

The former trainer of the Mexican-American heavyweight – who floored the 2012 Olympic gold medallist four times – has stated that AJ must improve his defence.

Speaking to Marc Gatford via the blog, Robles revealed where the 31-year-old is vulnerable.

He said: "The right hand. If you time the right hand properly and jab to the chest, jab to the body and come over with the right hand, that’s where I feel Joshua is vulnerable.

“You saw that in the (Alexander) Povetkin fight who landed the right hand. Most fighters that have been able to hurt Joshua – it’s been the right hand.

"If you don’t work on keeping that left hand up, or getting away from the right hand, the same thing is going to continue to happen.

“Got to work on that defence. Joshua is a great fighter, a great person but he’s vulnerable too, he’s human.

"He’s not perfect, he makes mistakes. And we capitalised on those mistakes in June 2019."

Robles – who parted ways with Ruiz Jr in January after he slammed his professionalism following his defeat to Joshua last December – has claimed that he 'lost control' of the Destroyer ahead of the rematch.

Addressing Ruiz Jr's lack of motivation, he stated: "I had to put up with a lot, I had to endure a lot, it wasn’t fun.

"I did the best I could to get him to focus on the fight and keep him disciplined but unfortunately his mind was somewhere else."

Before adding: "He says he wasn’t motivated – you’re already a world champion, you’re rich, you’ve got money in the bank now.

"What motivation do you want now? You’re not homeless anymore.

"You buy yourself a mansion and you’re telling me you’re not motivated? You’re kidding me?

"Unfortunately the dad had a lot to do with the situation ending. We lost control of Andy, so the dad decided to blame this on me.

"He said I’m not doing my job, but I am not his dad. You’re his dad, you control him.

"If you can’t control your own son, how do you expect me to control the guy?

“Andy admitted after the fight he f***** up. He said he didn’t train properly and takes the blame’ – as he should. After that I don’t know what happened, he’s acting like he won the damn fight."

Ruiz Jr is now working with Saul Alvarez's trainer Eddy Reynoso as he bids to become a two-time world champion.

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