Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn makes shocking Andy Ruiz Jr. prediction as next Tyson Fury opponent

Highly experienced Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has made some eyebrow-raising claims about Tyson Fury’s possible future opponent. When asked about ‘Gypsy King’s next bout, Hearn said “I think Andy Ruiz by the looks of things. I know George Warren said in his interview, was it July 22nd? Obviously not the fight people wanted, but tick-over fight, decent fight.”

The Gypsy King’ was last seen inside the ring against Derek Chisora back in December 2022, whom he defeated via technical knockout. Since that fight, there were serious rumors of a mega-heavyweight showdown between him and the Ukrainian warrior Oleksandr Usyk.

The fight was officially off the charts a few weeks ago after multiple failed negotiation attempts from the the sides.

Talking about what could have been one of the biggest fights in boxing history, Tyson Fury’s father Joh Fury said,

“I just think basically Usyk’s team have had a better offer from Saudi and I wouldn’t be surprised if he boxes Deontay Wilder for them belts, Usyk was going to earn 30 percent to box Tyson and that is still a lot of money. That is probably his career-highest payday, Tyson brings in the people and the numbers and he was engaging in that fight”.

Tyson Fury vs Andy Ruiz match-up

Even though Fury might come out as a bog favorite for this fight, he still needs to get the job done. Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) probably needs to win this fight in order to potentially face either Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk, the champion of the IBF, WBA, and WBO, in December as part of a mega show possibly going to take place in Saudi Arabia.

Andy is competing at a better level than Deontay Wilder did in his three fights with Tyson Fury. Ruiz’s strength, speed, and combo punching style could cause Fury serious problems. Ruiz has massively built legs that could hold Fury’s weight if he tried to lean on him as part of his favorite leaning strategy that he has developed since teaming up with Sugar Hill Steward.

Andy Ruiz vs Tyson Fury

Ruiz Jr. will probably enter the battle as the underdog, but the 33-year-old is accustomed to that position as he famously defeated Anthony Joshua from a similar situation to win the undisputed championship in 2019.

If somehow the Mexican is able to make history by defeating one of the greatest heavyweight boxers to grace the ring, his career will likely see a huge bump.

Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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