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.
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.