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Andy Ruiz is determined to get a fight with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and that is why Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), asked him. that gives him the opportunity to compete for the title.
In an interview with Make a Move, Ruiz expressed that He has already won two eliminatory fights and indicated that he would like Sulaimán to give him the chance to face Fury at the Azteca Stadium because he wants to return the heavyweight belt to Mexico again.
“I would love to fight Tyson Fury in Mexico at the Azteca Stadium. Sulaiman, please give me the chance. I have a great feeling that I have a great chance that I’m going to beat Tyson Fury.. Yes (Fury) is big, he has a strange style, but I am short and I am fast. “You better believe that I can win that fight if you give me the opportunity,” said the Mexican-American.
“Sulaiman, give me the opportunity, carnal. I want to be world champion and I am going to do it. And I’m going to bring that WBC belt back to Mexico. I’ve already done two qualifiers to fight for the world title, why do I have to do a third? Why don’t you give me the opportunity? I fought with (Chris) Arreola in the eliminatory, I fought with (Luis) Ortiz in the eliminatory. Now they want me to fight (Deontay) Wilder in a knockout, but I’m ready. Whatever it takes to be closer to that goal that I want to achieve, I am willing to do it,” he insisted.
It should be noted that Andy Ruiz challenged Tyson Fury at the beginning of the year, but the WBC champion He rejected the fight because The Destroyer asked for $20 million dollars to get into the ring and challenge him for the title, an amount that seemed absurd to The Gipsy King.
Afterwards, the Mexican-American entered into negotiations to make a fight with Deontay Wilder that would decide Fury’s challenger, but a disagreement between the parties in the distribution of the purse, Ruiz wanted 50% of the profits ($10 million dollars), He ended the talks and the WBC canceled the tie.
Now, Tyson Fury will face Francis Ngannou, former UFC heavyweight champion, on October 28 in Saudi Arabia and the fight has a rematch clause in case The Gipsy King loses the fight, so a duel in the short term will not be possible.
Andy Ruiz, 33, has not had action since he defeated Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz by unanimous decision in September 2022. The Mexican-American has a record of 35 victories, 22 of them by knockout, and 2 losses as a professional.
Tyson Fury tells with an undefeated record after 33 fights, 24 on the fast track, and one draw. The last time The Gypsy King, 34, stepped into the ring was in December when he defeated Derek Chisora by technical knockout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
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