Despite Anthony Joshua’s negotiations, Andy Ruiz Jr is eyeing a title battle with Tyson Fury.
If the Mexican contender gets his way, Tyson Fury might fight Andy Ruiz Jr in the not-too-distant future.
Andy Ruiz Jr, the former world heavyweight champion, has stated his desire to fight Tyson Fury in the near future. The ‘Gypsy King’ is generally expected to battle Anthony Joshua in a highly-anticipated unification bout later this year, but he confessed earlier this week that talks may not be as near to conclusion as previously claimed.
With all the marbles now split by Fury and Joshua, the victor of the proposed all-British fight would become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
However, if a last-minute snafu puts the fight in jeopardy, Ruiz has stated that he is more than willing to take another shot at reclaiming his position at the top of the heap.
In 2019, the Mexican challenger stunned the boxing world by claiming all three of Joshua’s belts by handing the Watford-born fighter his first professional defeat, knocking him to the canvas on several occasions until the fight was stopped in the seventh round.
Six months later, Joshua avenged his sole loss to recapture his championships, and Ruiz has not to return to the ring since.
He has, however, stated that another world title bout is on his wish list, suggesting that he would like to face Fury in the hopes of capturing the undefeated Brit’s WBC belt.
He also hinted that he would fight Deontay Wilder to prove that he is the genuine contender to Fury’s title.
“Of course, everyone is talking about the fight,” says the narrator. Ruiz stated Little Giant Boxing, “I’d want to fight Wilder and Tyson Fury.”
“I desire that green belt,” says the narrator. I have all of the belts except that one, which I am missing. I understand Anthony Joshua will face Tyson Fury, but I need that belt, baby.”
Ruiz has never held a heavyweight title in his professional career, with the exception of the WBC title.
After preparing for the better part of a year under new coach Eddy Reynoso, who also trains pound-for-pound king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, he is set to make his comeback in April against fringe candidate Chris Arreola.
Ruiz added that, after first losing his motivation, he is seeking to become the best version of himself under the watchful eye of Reynoso. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”