Former unified heavyweight world champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, has no doubt he will once again sit at the top of the division.
Ruiz became champion in sensational style back in 2019, knocking out the previously undefeated Anthony Joshua in one of the heavyweight division’s greatest ever upsets. However, just six months later, ‘AJ’ won back his titles after a dominant display in the rematch in Saudi Arabia, where Ruiz’s poor preparation for the bout proved costly.
Despite just two outings since that night in December 2019, Ruiz told the Make A Move YouTube channel that his aim is to regain his titles and ‘do everything right’ hold onto them this time.
“I would like to face Usyk, I would like to face Tyson Fury, I would like to face Anthony Joshua, we could do the trilogy.
I would love to fight Tyson Fury in Mexico, at the [Estadio] Azteca. Please, Mauricio Sulaimán, give me the opportunity man. Give me the opportunity, I have a big feeling and a big chance that I am going to win [against] Tyson Fury. Yeah, he is big, yeah, he is awkward, but so am I! I’m small and fast and awkward too, you better believe that I can win this fight and you better believe that I am going to win it if you give me to opportunity.
God has given me another chance, Jesus Christ is believing in me again. This time, when I do get the crowns and I do become heavyweight champion of the world, you better believe that I am going to do everything right and I am going to stay as the champion, you better believe it.”
Ruiz is currently ranked fifth in the WBC rankings, but may have already missed his chance to become Fury’s mandatory challenger.