Former unified heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has discussed his ambitions to fight again and who he might face.
Since defeating Luis Ortiz by unanimous decision in September of last year, Ruiz hasn't competed. Following Ortiz's victory over Robert Helenius the following month, the WBC ordered the two former champions to square off in a final eliminator for a chance at Tyson Fury's title.
However, as is so common in boxing, the dialogue went on before dying down altogether. After an undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk fell through last month, Ruiz is now the favorite to take on Fury in the summer.
According to the most recent reports, when 'The Gipsy King' is anticipated to return in July, either 'The Destroyer' or Zhilei Zhang will be the one in the opposing corner.
Ruiz made it obvious that he's "coming" for those at the top of the division in a comment on the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia bout posted on his official Instagram account.
“We all risk our lives in there to f***ing feed our loved ones. Hell of a fight.
Can’t wait, man, till I fight f***ing Wilder, Fury, everybody. All the people at the top. I’m coming.”
Wilder and Anthony Joshua, who Ruiz famously defeated in 2019 to pull off one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history, have been linked to a high-profile matchup. It will be interesting to see who Ruiz will fight next given the limited options available.