Tyson Fury has weighed in on a potential fight between old foe Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr – and revealed he will be cheering on Ruiz should the all American heavyweight dust up get made next year.
The WBC recently ordered a fight between Wilder and Ruiz as a final eliminator for Fury’s world title and, with the pair both signed to Al Haymon’s PBC, an agreement should theoretically be an easy one to come to.
And Fury did not mince his words when telling BoxingScene who he would be backing, as well as in giving his assessment of Wilder’s character.
“I would like to see Andy Ruiz knock his motherf*****g ass out. Because I’m sick of looking at Deontay Wilder. I need another man to train for. I need another guy to fight. We fought three times already. I think the guy’s a piece of sh!t as a person.”
“I don’t like him. He’s an excuse-maker. He gets beat by a better man on the night, and he can’t take it. So, he’s gotta think of a million reasons why he lost. So, he’s not a great sportsman, in my opinion, and I hope Ruiz knocks him out cold.”
Wilder’s destructive one round KO of Robert Helenius in his comeback bout in October left the stage set for a showdown with Ruiz, who outpointed Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz in Los Angeles just a month prior.
As for Fury, he makes his comeback from retirement in a trilogy fight against Derek Chisora in London this weekend at Tottenham Hotspurs stadium, with an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia said to be sitting in waiting should the ‘Gypsy King’ emerge victorious.