Andy Ruiz vs. Tyson Fury will not take place
Although the fight already had a set date, in the end it was called off. This is not the first time that the Gypsy King has pulled out of a potential bout.
Andy Ruiz will not see action in July after all, with the potential bout with Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship now off the table, despite the fact that promoter Eddie Hearn had already given the date for them to meet. This bout would have brought Ruiz back to the top flight of heavyweight boxing once again.
Frank Warren, speaking to ‘Boxing News’, said that the fight would not take place due to Ruiz’s high financial demands, without elaborating further.
This is the second match that has been nixed after looking all but made for Fury, with every excuse in the book used to swerve Oleksandr Usyk in January. With Fury’s potential opponents Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang now meeting in a rematch, the choices are getting to be thin on the ground for the Gypsy King.
Andy Ruiz’s last fight was on September 4, 2022 against Cuban Luis Ortiz, whom he defeated by unanimous decision to take his record to 35-2. Taking the world heavyweight scene by storm when he unexpectedly knocked out Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, Ruiz then lost the rematch before being narrowly outpointed in New Zealand by Joseph Parker.
Meanwhile, Fury is still the WBC heavyweight champion, with a record of 33-0-1, the only blemish on his record a draw against Deontany Wilder. Fury last fought on December 3, 2022 against Derek Chisora whom he defeated by technical knockout.