Andy Ruiz Takes High Road, Won't Engage Fury in War of Words

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight Andy Ruiz is not taking the bait.

The newly crowned unified champion is not going to trade words with Tyson Fury, who recently threw a few verbal jabs in his direction.

On June 1, Ruiz captured the world titles after stopping Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Ruiz dropped him four times before the contest was waved off.

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Fury played down the victory - called Ruiz and Joshua "two bums."

And he also said Ruiz was not a force within the division - calling the elite standing a "two horse race" - which was Fury referencing himself and WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Ruiz has no interest in trading trash talk with Fury.

Ruiz told K.O. Artist Sports - "Yeah, 'Andy Ruiz is a bum, everyone’s a bum.' I’m still a fan of the guy. I don’t know if people want me to talk bad about him, but that’s not the type of guy that I am. ‘As long as he does what he has to do, I salute Tyson Fury. And Wilder too you know because it takes a lot for us big guys risking our lives inside the ring to take care of our families.

"I’m not the type of guy to talk outside of the ring. But inside the ring, I’ll be doing all the talking for sure."

Ruiz wants to unify the heavyweight division, but first he must overcome a rematch with Joshua later this year. 

"First I want to focus on the rematch. You know a lot of people, and I’m speaking to Joshua too, because he was overlooking me and saying 'After I beat Andy I’m going to fight Wilder' and this and that, instead of being focused on me. I think that’s what I want to do right now, just focus on the rematch. I don’t care who I’m going to fight next after I win, the main thing right now is just to fight Anthony Joshua and beat him," Ruiz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brettcappe on 07-03-2019

[QUOTE=FerronK;19876813]You are just another white racist brit. F u[/QUOTE] I am a racist because I realize that Joshua is a hype job? Clown!

Comment by champion4ever on 07-03-2019

Well at least Andy is facing stiff competition which is more than can be said about Tyson Fury; Who ducked a Wilder rematch in order to challenge low risk bums.

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 07-03-2019

It'll be interesting to see if Andy is the real deal or if he just got lucky.

Comment by 4truth on 07-03-2019

Fury doing his thing and Andy doing his, very different personalities. Fury talking trash is entertaining and seemingly effortless. When Wilder or Joshua try it comes off as awkward and contrived. Andy has an unaffected genuineness about himself, that's his…

Comment by FerronK on 07-03-2019

[QUOTE=Brettcappe;19853986]Nice spelling! Joshua has proved me right! An overhyped manufactured british heavyweight fraud. Hey at least they have Fury![/QUOTE] You are just another white racist brit. F u

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