Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury fight

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Andy Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury if he can deliver a repeat performance against Anthony Joshua.The “Destroyer” is set to defend his WBA ‘Super’, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles in a rematch against Joshua in December.Scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia, the bout presents Ruiz with the opportunity to prove his seventh round stoppage of the former unified world champion was no fluke, after dropping Joshua four times on his US debut.The fight at Madison Square Garden captured the imagination of fans and foes alike across the globe, with the 30-year-old now one of the biggest names in boxing’s blue-ribbon division.Lineal champion Fury previously told fans he would beat the Mexican with one arm, while WBC champion Deontay Wilder has also reiterated his desire to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.But speaking to “Iron” Mike Tyson on his podcast, Ruiz Jr revealed he wanted to face Fury at some point in the near future.After that, the stocky slugger is looking to join his dad in the construction industry, despite claims he could represent Mexico at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Ruiz said on ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’: “I know I became the champion of the world and I want to defend it a lot of times.“I want to fight Tyson Fury.“But in life after boxing – my dad’s a contractor, so I want to build an empire in construction and build a lot of houses over there in my hometown.”Fans would be foolish to write off Ruiz again as he made a mockery of the 25-1 underdog status he was handed by bookies prior to the fight against Joshua in June.In fact, his upset victory was the biggest in heavyweight history since Tyson himself was knocked out by Buster Douglas back in 1990 in Tokyo.The similarities between the two underdogs prior to the bouts are startling; critics wrote both men off before the first bell even sounded, with Tyson’s corner men failing to even bring an ice pack as they thought the fight would end in a conclusive knockout for the undisputed world champion.And, like Douglas, Ruiz dominated the fight against the far more physically imposing champion. Driven by a desire to prove his doubters wrong, the Snickers-fuelled Ruiz made a mockery of critics who judged his ability based on his rotund appearance.He added: “I was like, mother****ers I did it.“Everybody that was hating, but I still love the doubters too, they’re all fans, I don’t care.“But my kids are the most motivation right now.”—last_img read more