Andy Ruiz Jr. urges Tyson Fury NOT to retreat until fighting him
Via Sam Volz: Andy Ruiz Jr urges Tyson Fury not to retire from the sport without fighting him first. Ruiz Jr wanted a chance to claim the WBC heavyweight belt that Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) holds, and he missed the chance.
If Fury chooses to keep fighting, he won’t give 32-year-old Ruiz a title.
The ‘Gypsy King’ will have bigger fish to fight with the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk 2 to win the undisputed championship.
Unfortunately, Ruiz hasn’t done much to earn another title since losing the IBF, WBA & WBO belts to Anthony Joshua in December 2019. Ruiz has only fought once in the last 2 1/2 years, hitting beat Chris 40 years old. Arreola.
Ruiz’s ambitions went up in smoke after his fortune skyrocketed 10 million dollars after his two fights with Joshua in 2019. Before making all that money, Ruiz was an active fighter, but he hasn’t done much.
Fury, 33, said he’s retired, but he hasn’t given up his WBC belt yet. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman believes Fury will rematch.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) will face WBC 8th place Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz next, and he hopes that victory over the two-time challenger world champion will put him in a position of power. position to fight for the WBC belt. Fury is currently holding.
“Man, I hope he doesn’t retire, and I hope he gives me a chance to play against him, Mexico, England and the United States. It will be a big battle if he does,” Andy Ruiz Jr. told Fighthype begged Tyson Fury not to hang up his gloves before fighting him.
“I have nothing but respect for Tyson Fury. I love him, brother,” continued Ruiz Jr.“ Don’t retire and give me a chance first. We are both brothers of Christ. I have so much love for him.
“Hopefully,” Ruiz said of him being back in place for a world championship title if he beat Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz in his next match. “I’m going to be the WBC World Champion! I am telling you this right now. ”
“It was a hell battle. The truth is that I underestimated him,” Ruiz said of his game against Chris Arreola, 40, in May 2021. “I’m sure he trained hard for me, but things happened. .
“I know I did nothing when I was preparing for that fight. I think I’ve dropped too much. I focus too much on my weight, trying to lose weight.
“God made me a chubby & fat champion, and that’s the way I am going to be. It’s the same way I’m going to win again; mark my words, baby.
“I was better when I was older. I’m trying to change something that I’m already good at,” said Ruiz.