Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury does not see Andy Ruiz Jr as a significant threat in his supremacy in the heavyweight division.
Ruiz Jr recently made headlines after dealing Anthony Joshua the first defeat of his boxing career en route to becoming the new unified heavyweight champion and the first Mexican heavyweight kingpin in the history.
Marching in the fight as the clear underdog, the Mexican boxer pulled off one of the biggest shockers in boxing history as he obliterated Joshua in the seventh round – a victory that catapulted Ruiz Jr to quick fame.
An immediate rematch between Ruiz Jr and Joshua will take place in the British soil in October or November.
Weeks after Joshua’s unexpected loss, Fury took the spotlight as he faced the unheralded Tom Schwarz, but this time, he made sure that another upset will not happen.
Tyson Fury defeats Tom Schwarz via second round TKO 👊
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) June 16, 2019
Fury stretched his winning streak to 29 fights after making quick work of Schwarz, stopping him in the second round of their heavyweight clash last Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the post-fight press conference, Fury commented about Ruiz Jr’s recent feat, saying he has no chances against him and Wilder despite winning against the then-undefeated Joshua.
“No disrespect to Andy Ruiz,” the Gypsy King said, per Boxing Scene.
“He’s done a great performance, but he’s locked into a contract with Joshua.”
“So, I don’t consider him a part of this two-horse race. I think me and Wilder beat Andy Ruiz quite comfortably.”
Fury welcomed the possibilities of sharing the ring with the Mexican and said he would love to fight Ruiz Jr if he wins the rematch with AJ.
“Yeah, a hundred percent.”
“If he beats Joshua in the rematch, then he’s next in line. Whoever wins me and Wilder will fight Andy Ruiz.”
“I don’t see why these fights shouldn’t be made. There’s nothing I see with Andy Ruiz that makes me afraid.”
“And I think it would be a good fight, a good matchup of styles.”
As for his rematch with Wilder, Fury can finally settle the unfinished business with the WBC heavyweight champion in early 2020 if he scores another victory this September or October.
Fury challenged Wilder for the WBC heavyweight strap last December in a fight considered by fans and pundits as the biggest boxing showdown of 2018.
Aside from earning a chance to capture the WBC heavyweight belt, the former world champion also received the biggest paycheck in his career from this fight, which was donated to charity as per a report from Talk Sport.
The 30-year old Fury became more popular to sports fans when he pulled off the biggest highlight of the classic heavyweight match.
‘The Gypsy King’ stunned the boxing world when he came back from the dead (like The Undertaker) after Wilder knocked him down in the twelfth round.
— Sport News Channel (@SportNewsChanel) June 16, 2019
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Andy Ruiz Jr)