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Andy Ruiz Reveals That He Rejected Offer From WWE

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has no interest in getting involved in a WWE match.

He was approached by the pro wrestling organization a few months ago, but rejected their advances to fully focus on the upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua, which is scheduled for December 7 in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz captured his unified crown back in June, when he scored four knockdowns to eventually stop Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


Top heavyweight contender Tyson Fury took the WWE up on their offer. He's been featured in several televised spots, and is scheduled to face WWE superstar Braun Strowman on October 31 in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz, on the other hand, is only focused on his boxing career.

"[The WWE] invited me to go a while back when I won the title - they invited be to go over there and check it out," Ruiz told Daily Mail.

"But you know what, boxing is my life so this is the only thing I know how to do besides being with my family. I'm going to stick to boxing and accomplish more and maybe down the line we'll look for something else to do."

As previously reported, Ruiz expects Joshua to target a points win - by boxing from a distance.

"He's going to try and win by points. Especially since he's going to be running around. My job is to cut the ring, and that's exactly what we've been training for. I don't really worry about what he's doing, you know. We have to worry about what we're doing. He has to train hard. I feel that he has more pressure than I do. I just have to do what I have to do, and just let my hands go and focus," Ruiz said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Boxing lives on 10-22-2019

Braun strowman would have had a really hard time power slamming this fat blob. He’s too short though. He wouldn’t have been able to beat strowman anyways. He did the right thing focusing on giving josh another beating. Leave strowman…

Comment by LAchargers373 on 10-22-2019

Ruiz is the 🐐 anyone who don’t like Ruiz or calls him names is a self loather. AJ cool too a little too pretentious tho

Comment by What up on 10-22-2019

Why are people so down on Ruiz he holds the belts which some people can't accept so they call him all sorts of names get a life

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-22-2019

This would of been embarrassing for the sport of boxing. Andy would show up to Monday-Night-RAW with all them belts and the casuals would say '' Hey whos that tall ugly balled sapped-up funny talking Gypsy over there calling himself…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 10-22-2019

Man yall really blowing this WWE stuff outta prorportion. Its just a way to get money and expand your fanbase. Doesn't make u a fraud for agreeing and it Dont make u Marvin Hagler for refusing lol

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