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Andy Ruiz Jr wants to fight Dillian Whyte next and ‘shut him up’ as ex-world champ reveals plans for next three bouts


ANDY RUIZ JR wants to fight Dillian Whyte and “shut him up” before challenging for the heavyweight title again.

The pair were embroiled in a war of words online earlier this year after 32-year-old Whyte claimed Ruiz rejected a £4million offer to face him.

 Andy Ruiz Jr wants to fight Dillian Whyte and 'shut him up'

Andy Ruiz Jr wants to fight Dillian Whyte and ‘shut him up’

 Whyte accepted a fight against Ruiz

Whyte accepted a fight against Ruiz

Promoter Eddie Hearn then revealed the actual deal was £3m, but the former champion knew he had room to negotiate but instead chose not to.

But Ruiz, who has switched trainer’s after linking up with Canelo Alvarez’s coach Eddy Reynoso, has not forgotten about the rivalry, and insisted he does want to fight Whyte.

He told eSNEWS. “I’d like to fight Dillian Whyte, and I’d like to shut him up.

“That would be an amazing fight in the United States or over there.

“I know I can win. I feel like I can win against Everybody, but it’s just up to me.”

Ruiz shot to fame last June after he stepped in on late notice to upset Anthony Joshua, handing the Brit star his first loss with a seventh round stoppage.

AJ slimmed down and outboxed and overweight and seemingly unmotivated Ruiz, who admits to having lost focus during training six months after his underdog win.

But the 30-year-old wants to settle the score with Joshua, as well as squeezing in a mega-fight with either WBC champion Tyson Fury, 31, or Deontay Wilder, 34, once he regains his passion.

He said: “I’d like to fight the rematch again, the third fight with Anthony Joshua, and either between Wilder and Tyson Fury.

“Nobody thought I’d be champion of the world with the way I looked. I want to get back at it and be the man I’m supposed to be.

“And I don’t have a fight date yet, but I’m for sure going to fight this year. I just want to be in shape and show Everybody. This little chubby boy is going to look good.”

 Ruiz still wants to fight Anthony Joshua to complete their trilogy

Ruiz still wants to fight Anthony Joshua to complete their trilogyCredit: Getty Images – Getty

 Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are both fighters Ruiz wants to face

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are both fighters Ruiz wants to face

Evander Holyfield, 57, reveals sparring session with Ruiz Jr – 27 years his junior – made him realise he was too old


Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk

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