Andy Ruiz Jr had been quick to mock Tyson Fury’s win over Otto Wallin following the British Airways had indicated he would easily defeat the Mexican world champion.
Fury had to overcome a dreadful cut and appeared to be hurt in the last round of their unanimous decision victory over Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Ruiz Jr viewed with interest after recent critical comments from Fury and swiftly took to social media to deliver his own scathing conclusion.
He said:”After that performance there is no way he disturbs me with a hands tied behind his back”
The Californian has returned from a three-city media excursion before the rematch with Anthony Joshua in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on December 7, now live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Ruiz Jr possesses three world titles that were formerly maintained by Fury, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified champion in 2015, but the Brit had suggested he was a class above the current champion.
“I shall let the fans decide, which hands I put behind my back and conquer Ruiz with the other hand – since I only need one hand for him,” stated Fury previously in the week.
After his New York triumph over Joshua in June, Ruiz Jr has cautioned that he intends to replicate his victory in the end of the year.
“I still have that appetite,” said Ruiz Jr.”I only got these straps. You think I want to lose them? Hell no.
“I look heavy, I look large, but I had the mindset that I would be the very first Mexican heavyweight champion.”