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