Former unified heavyweight champ, Andy Ruiz Jr has called out Tyson Fury saying that he is “here and ready” to fight.
The 30-year-old Mexican-American star hasn’t fought since he lost the world championship titles back to Anthony Joshua in their rematch last December. He first earned the WBA, IBF and WBO titles in June 2019 after he stunned Anthony Joshua and knocked him out in New York. But lost them to Joshua only six months later.
Ruiz, who has had a heated rivalry with Fury in the past, has suggested he is ready to challenge the newly-crowned WBC champ after his victory againat Deontay Wilder.
The ‘Destroyer’ told PBC on Fox: “I think Tyson Fury did an awesome job. He did everything that he had and his ability, his long reach and all that and he’s the man right 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.”
Fury, 33, will face the either Dillian Whyte, 33, and Otto Wallin, 30, with the winner to automatically be his WBC mandatory challenger.