Last week, Andy Ruiz had a pilgrimage to his ancestral home of Mexico, not only to meet with current Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, but met with several influential Mexican businessmen for a potential world heavyweight title fight in the country.
Speaking to ESPN Deportes, national boxing commissioner of Mexico, Miguel Torruco, said a number of businessmen are interested in bringing a Ruiz fight to the country, especially a rematch with Anthony Joshua set for later this year.
In his two day visit of the Mexican capital city, Ruiz met with TV Azteca CEO Benjamin Salinas, and billionaire Carlos Slim, both of which are interested in making a Joshua-Ruiz Jr sequel in Mexico.
“His success story is a great symbol of motivation for all Mexicans, because in him we saw the determination and the sense of worth of a Mexican. As you yourself saw it in your recent visit, the people of Mexico recognize and applaud his victory,” Torruco said.
“This is why the Office of the President of the National Boxing Commission, in coordination with the private initiative, extends a cordial invitation to him to consider defending his titles as a heavyweight champion in Mexico.”
While details of Ruiz Jr’s contract include a rematch clause that must take place either in the United States of the United Kingdom, the businessmen are interested in a future defense of Ruiz Jr’s if he is able to retain later this year.
Report: ESPN Deportes