Tyson Fury vs. Andy Ruiz Jr- the heavyweight clash that had gone into the talks and made fans excited, fell apart due to the financial demands of the Mexican, according to Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter.
In an interview with Boxing News Online, Warren spoke about the possibilities for the next fight for Fury, who is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion. Warren informed that the Ruiz fight was dropped because of the financial demands of “The Destroyer”.
“…other options (for Fury) are already tied up. Zhilei Zhang is contractually committed to fight Joe Joyce again and Daniel Dubois hopes to finalize a fight against Oleksandr Usyk,” said Warren.
Tyson Fury has no rival defined for the summer
All that being said, the fight between Tyson Fury and Andy Ruiz Jr does not seem to be entirely dead, as the Briton has no defined rival yet to fight in the summer, and neither he nor his team wants to keep him inactive for so long.
“I want to get him [Fury] out whatever happens and get back in the swing of things. It’s just a bloody shame we wasted so much time [on the Usyk fight],” Warren went on. “The problem we’ve got is the ones we wanted are all fighting. The Zhang fight, Joe Joyce, I wouldn’t have gone with Joe next, he’ll have to get a win first and obviously Daniel. We’ll have a look around and see what’s available.”
“The Gypsy King”, however, isn’t really enthusiastic about the many names floating about being his possible opponent up next.
“I hear all these names being chucked around but I don’t pay any heed to them until I’m actually in the ring with them,” said Fury said, as per The Standard. “As we’ve seen over the last 14 years, you can be linked to fight somebody and it never happens. I’m not very optimistic about any of the names until I’m actually in with them.”
“One thing I can say is, if they’re going to do something [in July] then they better get their finger out. Time is ticking. They better hurry up, we’re in May now,” he added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]