Andy Ruiz Jr. Feels Tyson Fury Isn’t Faking His Situation

Published 07/10/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr. after losing the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship belts to Anthony Joshua (not pictured) at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


One of the most important heavyweight fights of 2021 between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is unfortunately postponed. This is because Fury and his team members tested positive for COVID-19. As many fans and fighters felt he was faking it to avoid this fight, they lashed out at ‘The Gypsy King’ over the same. However, the Mexican-American heavyweight, Andy Ruiz Jr., doesn’t feel the same.

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Speaking to Behind the Gloves, Andy Ruiz Jr said, ”You know things happen. You can’t fake something (like) Covid or someone in the group got it or anything like that. But it does give them a little bit longer to prepare for their fight and you know I’m just excited to see it.”

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Fury displayed his outstanding class against the Alabama native in their first two meetings. In their first bout in 2018, ‘The Gypsy King’ survived the power of Wilder‘s right hand. However, as ‘The Bronze Bomber’ scored a knockdown in the final round, he earned a draw.

Later, the hard-hitting duo met each other again in February 2020. In this fight, Fury, leaving no doubts, crushed all his naysayers with a blistering performance. Prior to facing Fury, Wilder was regarded among the scariest boxers on the planet, but the former exposed the American boxer.

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Fury and Wilder have unfinished business. If the global pandemic hadn’t impacted Fury’s camp, the fans would have got to see this high-voltage war on July 24.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

But regardless of this, a news piece regarding fresh dates of their encounter might get rolled out soon. This is because this fight has to happen as it’ll mold the messed-up heavyweight division.

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With that, the world will have its eyes set on this trilogy. Who do you think will win?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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