Andy Ruiz Jr welcomes Tyson Fury fight on December 3 after John Fury named him as potential alternative opponent if Anthony Joshua showdown doesn’t happen


Andy Ruiz Jr has spoken out and welcomed a potential fight with Tyson Fury for his WBC heavyweight world title in December.

The Gypsy King is currently in talks to try and finalise a showdown with his British rival Anthony Joshua on December 3, but negotiations are proving difficult at contract stages.

Tyson Fury’s father John Fury is unsure the AJ fight will happen

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Tyson Fury’s father John Fury is unsure the AJ fight will happen

Ruiz Jr is coming off a good win over Luis Ortiz

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Ruiz Jr is coming off a good win over Luis Ortiz

As a result, Tyson’s father John Fury has now had his say.

“It’s not going to happen this year I don’t think,” John Fury told the Mail about the Joshua fight, “No, it’s very doubtful.

“We’d have it tomorrow. We’ve been dogging AJ and his team like you won’t believe for this fight, you know. You just don’t want it. They just don’t want it.

“I can understand why [they are stalling on the contracts]. He’s their Golden Boy. A defeat to Tyson Fury, financially… it would be financial suicide for them, wouldn’t it? That’s why they don’t want it.’”

Whatever happens, John Fury has insisted that his son will fight on December 3.

Ruiz Jr was very happy to hear himself named as a potential Fury foe

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Ruiz Jr was very happy to hear himself named as a potential Fury foe

Tyson himself has mentioned Mahmoud Charr as a potential alternative opponent, but John put forward three more credible names.

He said: “We’re looking at other people. Look at Andy Ruiz Jr, Luis Ortiz and Filip Hrgovic, or whoever wants to fight. It’s a good business.”

After hearing these comments, Ruiz Jr took to social media to reply with no hesitation.

“Let’s gooo,” he said, “This would be an amazing fight for boxing @TysonFury.”