Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2: Tyson Fury boasts he could beat world champion with one hand behind his back

The Mexican-American shocked Joshua in June but Fury believes he would have no such trouble if they ever meet

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 22 August 2019 08:37
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Tyson Fury insists he could beat Anthony Joshua’s conqueror Andy Ruiz Jr with one hand behind his back.

The Brit also mocked the world heavyweight champion earlier this week, by laughing at the Mexican-American for ‘eating a lot of tacos’, rather than being in the gym, with trainer Manny Robles concerned about his fighter’s condition.

And Fury, who is in training to take on little-known Otto Wallin in September, bragged Ruiz Jr would not be a problem for him if they ever meet inside the ring.

“Listen, we never know what’s going to happen in life and I can never say no to anything,” Fury told TMZ.

“But one thing I will say is, I will let the fans decide, which hand I put behind my back and beat Ruiz with the other hand – because I only need one hand for him.”

Fury is set to take on Wilder should he come through Wallin and confirmed the rematch will be in Las Vegas next year.

“If we both get through our next fights then we’re going to fight February 22nd in the rematch,” Fury told ESPN.

“The rematch is signed, February 22nd – Las Vegas, Nevada.”

While Robles provided an update on Ruiz Jr ahead of the start of their training camp to rematch Joshua in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

“We’re working on getting back together this week,” Robles told ESPN .

“I was hoping it would be [Monday] but it wasn’t, so we’re definitely working on that right now. We didn’t have a training session [Monday], but we’re scheduled to start training this week.

Fury insists it would be an easy night’s work vs Ruiz Jr

“He’s not in great shape, but he’s hitting the gym back home in Imperial. He’s running the treadmill, but obviously we haven’t fully begun training camp.

“Once we do we have [close to] four months to get ready for a fight. That’s enough time to get him in shape. Let’s hope we can get him back in the gym real soon and get him going again.”

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