Andy Ruiz Jr was quick to ditch Tyson Fury’s triumph over Otto Wallin following the British Catholics had indicated he would easily conquer the Mexican world champion.
Fury had to overcome a dreadful cut and appeared to be hurt at the final form of their unanimous decision victory over Wallin in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Ruiz Jr watched with interest after recent critical comments from Fury and immediately took to social websites to produce his own scathing verdict.
He tweeted:”Following that performance there’s no way that he beats me with a hand tied behind his back.”
The Californian has returned from a media excursion ahead of the rematch with Anthony Joshua in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Ruiz Jr owns three world titles that were previously held by Fury, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko to develop into the unified champion in 2015, but the Brit had indicated he was a class above the current champion.
“I will allow the fans decide, which hands I put behind my back and beat Ruiz together with the other hand – since I only need one hand for him,” said Fury earlier weekly.
After his New York win over Joshua in June, Ruiz Jr has cautioned that he intends to repeat his success at the year’s conclusion.
“I still have that appetite,” said Ruiz Jr.”I only got these straps. You think I want to lose them? Hell no.
“I look hefty, I seem large, but I had the mindset that I’d be the first Mexican heavyweight champion.”