Andy Ruiz has weighed in with his prediction for the recently signed undisputed heavyweight world title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Though no one is writing off Usyk’s chances in the fight, most see Fury as a clear favourite, mainly due to the height and weight advantage he will be afforded on the night.
And Ruiz admitted to Fight Hub TV that though he has little doubt Fury will win, it’s down to having more skill and ability, rather than him simply being a larger man.
He also unsurprisingly added that he believes he is the man to dethrone ‘The Gypsy King.’
“In my eyes, I think Tyson Fury can win. He has more skills, he has more ability and I don’t think Usyk knows how to pressure and throw those combinations to smother him.”
“But if I fight him, I’ll be able to do that!”
Ruiz had been linked to a fight with Fury earlier this year, though the Brit and his representatives claimed he priced himself out of the negotiation process.
A similar accusation was labelled at ‘The Destroyer’ from Deontay Wilder’s team, though he has refuted this and claimed it was Wilder who was wanting too much money.
As for Fury vs Usyk, it will take place in Saudi Arabia, though there is not expected to be a date announced until after the former’s novelty bout with MMA star Francis Ngannou later this month.
It will be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield in 1999, and is a legacy defining occasion for both Fury and Usyk.