- Andy Ruiz Jr. is eyeing Tyson Fury’s tilt at the WBC Heavyweight Championship
- The 32-year-old Mexican won the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles in June 2019
- However, six months later he lost his heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua.
- Ruiz is on a comeback and wants to add Fury’s belt to his collection
Andy Ruiz Jr. has warned Tyson Fury that he is looking to add the Gypsy King’s WBC title to his collection of heavyweight belts as the former champion reveals he’ll ‘wait until everyone finishes each other’ Has been doing’.
The 32-year-old Mexican won the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles when he ousted Anthony Joshua in June 2019, but later lost those belts in his rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Months of partying and not training led to a period of self-reflection for The Destroyer, and he hooked up with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer, Eddie Reynoso, to get his boxing career back on track.
Andy Ruiz Jr. says he wants to add Tyson Fury’s WBC title to his collection of belts
The 33-year-old Gypsy King retained his title by defeating 35-year-old Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Ruiz returned to the ring last May, defeating the 40-year-old veteran Chris Arriola by unanimous decision and is looking to get back in action before the end of the year.
And he was ringside to watch Fury’s incredible third fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday, saying BT Sport About his plan to get his hands on the WBC belt.
‘He was an amazing fighting man, they were both going toe-to-toe,’ he said. ‘Heart of a warrior and a lion man. I thought Wilder did a great job but I’m glad Tyson won.
‘So that’s why we came here, I’m just waiting until everyone finishes each other.
Ruiz (R) once held the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts and is looking to add the Fury’s (L) WBC title
‘And here I come, baby. That’s exactly the belt I’ve been waiting for, you know. I’ve got all belts except WBC, so that’s exactly what I’m praying for.
As it stands, Ruiz is currently behind a handful of fighters for a shot at Fury’s title. Britain’s Dillian White is an indispensable challenger to his belt, although Otto Wallin could take the spot if he beats the Londoner this month.
Fury could also look to unify the division next year. Joshua lost his belt to Oleksandr Usyk last month and the pair are locked in a rematch deal set for early 2022, with the Gypsy King expected to take on the winner when their mandatory title defense comes through .
The Mexican is on a comeback and defeated the veteran Chris Arriola last May
For now, though, Fury has made up his mind to take a breather for his third and final clash with Wilder after having trained for the majority of 2021.
Regarding future plans, Fury said, ‘We’ll see, I’ve just earned a break.
‘I’ve been home for two weeks in six months so I’m going to take advantage of this win – I’m the big dog in this division.
‘One of the heaviest in history at 277lbs. We will see what tomorrow brings.’