Andres Ruiz, father and manager of former unified champion Andy Ruiz, will not be available to fight WBC world champion Tyson Fury on December 3rd.

Last month, Ruiz returned to the ring and won a twelve round decision over dangerous Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz.

Fury is in negotiations for a potential clash with domestic rival Anthony Joshua - which is targeted for December 3 in the UK.

John Fury, father of Tyson, mentioned Ruiz as a potential backup option if the Joshua bout falls out.

“They have not told us anything about that fight for December," Andres Ruiz told Izquierdazo. “We haven't talked with them, but I don’t think December [is a possibility]. Not for that date, since Andy is on vacation. He will resume training in November or December."

Andres Ruiz clarifies that they want to fight Fury on a later date, not December. He would his son to face Fury on Cinco De Mayo weekend - which in 2023 falls on May 6.

“We would like to fight Tyson Fury," Andres Ruiz said. “I would like that fight to be done for May 5th, a celebration day for the Mexican nation. Andy and Tyson Fury are friends, and that fight can be done because they get along well, and that fight can be done with Tyson Fury. If there is an offer for next year, of course we would accept it”.

Ruiz is enthusiastic for a hypothetical fight with Fury on Cinco De Mayo weekend, since Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez is not likely fight on that date due to a hand injury that will require surgery.

“Remember that Canelo is not going to fight [on May 6th], so that would be a good fight for Andy in May [against Tyson Fury]," Andres Ruiz said. “Thats what we want”.

Ruiz is under contract with Premier Boxing Champions, while Fury is co-promoted by Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions.