After failing to secure a WBC final eliminator match, Andy Ruiz Jr. is now exploring alternative opponents to Deontay Wilder. The World Boxing Council had initially proposed a bout between Ruiz and Wilder to determine the challenger for Tyson Fury’s championship. This proposal had the support of Al Haymon, who represented both fighters at that time. Discover Andy Ruiz Jr names the three men he’d be willing to face next.

Initially, people believed that arranging this fight would be straightforward, with the fight headlining a Premier Boxing Champions Pay-Per-View event on Showtime. However, the fight never materialized, and since then, Ruiz has severed ties with Haymon and PBC.

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In light of the stalled negotiations, Ruiz is now concentrating on securing a match with one of three other potential opponents. He has also raised doubts about his previous opponent Anthony Joshua’s victory in their rematch in December 2019, despite Ruiz having knocked out Joshua in their first encounter six months earlier.

Ruiz stated, “I would like to face Usyk, I would like to face Tyson Fury, I would like to face Anthony Joshua. We could even have a trilogy with AJ.”

Regarding his title loss to Joshua in their rematch, Ruiz expressed his emotional pain, saying, “In the rematch with Anthony Joshua, I didn’t do anything correctly. I didn’t even train for the fight. How did I manage to last the twelve rounds? It was expected for him to easily knock me out. This time, when I regain the crown and become heavyweight champion of the world again, I’m going to do everything correctly and remain the champion.”