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Luis Ortiz Warns Andy Ruiz: I'm No Joshua - Fight Me!

Earlier this week rumors leaked of a potential Andy Ruiz-Luis Ortiz heavyweight showdown ticketed for the late spring.

However, has been advised that it is more likely that Ruiz will face former title challenger Chris Arreola instead and that the Mexican-American battle could potentially end up happening in the coming months.


Ortiz, who was stopped in the seventh round of his rematch with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in November after winning most of the first six rounds, is very interested in facing Ruiz or any other top 10 heavyweight.

"I would love to fight any of the top heavyweights. When they asked if I would fight Andy Ruiz I smiled and said yes with no hesitation," Ortiz told "But I don’t make fights. I just fight who they put in the ring with me so it’s up to my manger Jay (Jimenez) and Al Haymon."

The soon to be 41-year-old Cuban believes a fight against the former champion Ruiz would be action packed.  He also wanted to advise Ruiz that facing his a lot different than fighting Anthony Joshua. Ruiz stopped Joshua in seven rounds in June of last year, but he was dominated over twelve rounds in their December rematch.

"Ruiz is a good fighter. He beat Joshua and he showed the world he’s a top contender. He showed what he can do but my friend, I’m no Joshua. I don’t know how to run around (like Joshua in the rematch).  If it’s me in there it’s a real fight. I just want to get back in the ring and show the world what I love to do. Hopefully I’ll be back soon but again, yes I’d give Andy that work if he wants it," Ortiz stated.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jerseyjoe981 on 02-22-2020

Really like this fight. Hope it gets made b4 ortizs 50th birthday.

Comment by BoxOfficer on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;20406886]You're silly.[/QUOTE] You're an idiot.

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=Slimpack;20406328]What if he lied? What if he added weight deliberately to have more power? Boxers always have excuses when they lose. From June to December is six months, if he partied for 3 months, he still have 3 months for…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=BoxOfficer;20406176]And what did he and his trainer say before the fight? You don't cherrypick what to believe.[/QUOTE] You're silly.

Comment by TMLT87 on 02-22-2020

His career defining moment is beating Bryant Jennings. So yeah hes right, he is no Joshua.

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