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I’ll beat Andy Ruiz with one hand tied behind my back, says Tyson Fury

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 10: Boxer Tyson Fury works out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 10, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Otto Wallin in a heavyweight bout on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Tyson Fury has refused to back down in his war of words with heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr, after the British fighter claimed again that he could beat the Mexican with one hand tied behind his back.

Earlier this week Ruiz Jnr had responded to comments made by the Gypsy King regarding the 29-year-old’s physique, saying that the former champion was simply ‘trying to stay relevant’. 

Fury had previously slammed heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua for being ‘knocked out by this little fat guy’, referring to Ruiz Jnr and his physique. 

Yet the Wythenshawe-born fighter has ramped up his criticism of the current champion, ahead of his fight with Otto Wallin this weekend.

Speaking on the ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ podcast, Fury said: ‘I think his win over Anthony Joshua was very good on two weeks’ notice.

‘I would tie one hand behind my back and beat him with either one. I’d jab his nut right off. That would be the easiest fight ever.’

Fury also had time to share his thoughts on WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who is due to fight Luiz Ortiz this year, according to reports. 

The British boxer told of his plans to not allow the fight to be decided by the ringside judges. 

He said:  ‘I’m going to fight this guy (Wallin) on September 14, then we’re going to go for the Wilder rematch on February 22.

‘Then this time I’m not going to leave it to the judges, it’s going to be over within four rounds, then we’re going to move on.’

Andy Ruiz Jnr fights Anthony Joshua in a highly-anticipated rematch on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.  


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