Tyson Fury doesn’t get along with many heavyweights or peers for long and now Andy Ruiz Jr is in the crosshairs.
The Mexican-American won the IBF, IBO, WBA (super) and WBO world heavyweight titles from Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden back in June.
AJ will get his rematch with Ruiz Jr on December 7 in Saudi Arabia, but Tyson Fury is fighting this weekend in Las Vegas against Otto Wallin.
Ahead of the bout, Fury has called himself an ‘honourary Mexican’ as the fight takes place on a Mexico’s independence weekend.
Fury moved his bout up four weeks just so he could take this date vacated by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, but Ruiz Jr is not impressed.
Ruiz said on Instagram “Tyson Fury is talking sh*t, he’s representing Mexico – he’s not even Mexican, what kind of sh*t is that?”
In response, Fury has said: “I just wanna say Happy Birthday to Andy Ruiz. I hope he has a fantastic day. And don’t eat too much cake.”
It’s amusing, sure. But, a fat joke is quite the line to take from the Gypsy King, especially considering he ballooned over 400 pounds around two years ago.
Of course, he’s back in prime condition right now and he is expected to defeat Wallin on Saturday before moving on to Deontay Wilder in February.