Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has challenged Tyson Fury to a fight, claiming that he is “here and ready.”
The 30-year-old Mexican-American star hasn’t fought since dropping the world championship belts to Anthony Joshua in a rematch in December.
When he knocked out Anthony Joshua in New York in June 2019, he claimed the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles for the first time. They were lost to Joshua six months later.
Following his victory over Deontay Wilder, Ruiz, who has previously had a heated rivalry with Fury, has said that he is ready to meet the newly crowned WBC champion.
“I think Tyson Fury did an outstanding job,” the ‘Destroyer’ told PBC on Fox. He used all he had, including his ability, his long reach, and everything else, to become the man he is now.
“I had flashbacks to my fight [with Joshua] on 1st June. It was kind of similar, it was in the same round as well so it was pretty crazy but good for Tyson Fury.
“I think Tyson Fury did what he had to do, he stuck to the game-plan. I’m pretty sure he could do it again and I could do it too so, if they pick me, I’m here and I’m ready.”
Dillian Whyte, 33, or Otto Wallin, 30, will meet Fury, 33, with the winner becoming his WBC mandatory challenger.