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Former Champ Andy Ruiz Eyes Boxing Comeback in 2024




 Andy Ruiz is setting his sights on a return to the boxing ring in 2024 after a period of relative inactivity. Last Saturday night, Ruiz was in attendance at the 'Day of Reckoning' event in Saudi Arabia, where he witnessed several top heavyweights, including Frank Sanchez, Filip Hrgovic, Agit Kabayel, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, Otto Wallin, Daniel Dubois, Jarrell Miller, and Anthony Joshua, in action.


Ruiz has had a limited number of fights in recent years, having only stepped into the ring twice since his twelve-round decision loss to Anthony Joshua in their rematch in 2019. His victories include a twelve-round decision win over Chris Arreola in 2021 and a tough twelve-round decision over Luis Ortiz in September 2022.


Negotiations for a final WBC eliminator clash with Deontay Wilder were rumored since late last year, but they failed to materialize due to reported disagreements over financial terms. Similar challenges arose when attempts were made to arrange a fight with WBC champion Tyson Fury, with Ruiz allegedly pricing himself out of the match, according to promoter Frank Warren.


Despite these setbacks, the 34-year-old Ruiz remains determined to make a significant impact in the heavyweight division once again. "I need to get ready. I feel really good," Ruiz stated in an interview with TNT Sports.


"In 2024, we're coming back. I had surgery on my right shoulder, so I already had two months preparing and recovering. I need two more months, and I'll be ready to go next year. I need to check out all the opponents and need to get ready. In 2024 is when it's going to go down."

With Ruiz's sights set on a comeback and aspirations for another successful run in the heavyweight division, his return in 2024 could mark a significant chapter in his boxing career.


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