‘I Need That’: Andy Ruiz Jr. Makes a Special Request to WBC President

Published 12/30/2021, 7:30 AM EST
Andy Ruiz Jr at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Andy Ruiz Jr. is one of the top heavyweights of recent times. A couple of years back, he got his big breakthrough as he defeated Anthony Joshua via a T/KO. After pulling off this big upset, Ruiz Jr. was all in the news, until he lost to the Brit in the rematch. Regardless of that, his name has recently popped up on the news for some astonishing reasons.

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Ruiz Jr. took it to his social handle, to tag WBC President for a special request. He wrote, “Let’s go I need that WBC @wbcmoro” 

The former unified heavyweight champ wants a shot towards the WBC heavyweight king, Tyson Fury, next, and he requested for the same.

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Many fans got startled as Ruiz Jr.’s name came into the news as Fury’s next potential opponent. This is because Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, in a recent interview, spoke about aligning ‘The Gypsy King’ with either Andy Ruiz Jr. or Robert Helenius.

Primarily, Dillian Whyte was all set to get his hands on compatriot Fury for a blistering title fight. However, Whyte and Fury’s teams couldn’t iron out a deal for the two men. Consequently, Arum quickly came up with two names that might get to face the Briton next.

Ruiz Jr. is super-excited and keen to lock horns with Fury next. He fought only once this year, and that win came in against Chris Arreola after many struggles. Despite that, ‘Destroyer’ will look to take it onto his strides to move ahead and contend with Fury.

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If Dillian Whyte goes out of the picture completely, needless to say, Ruiz Jr. will look to play in his cards to fight Fury.

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Andy Ruiz Jr of California celebrates after defeating Anthony Joshua of England to win the World Heavyweight Championship fight on June 1, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Robert Helenius is also on the line to fight Fury, but ‘Destroyer’ holds some substantial weight to his name. And there’re massive possibilities of him facing ‘The Gypsy King’ next.

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If everything goes as expected, the fans might get to see this encounter by the first half of 2022.

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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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