Fury: Saudi Is Good For Ruiz

According to Tyson Fury, there are two reasons why Andy Ruiz Jr will walk out of Saudi Arabia as unified world heavyweight champion on December 7th, temperature, and mindset.

“It’s a bizarre location in Saudi Arabia and the heat might affect both fighters,” Fury told Business Insider.

“If anything, Andy Ruiz might be more used to the heat because he’s Mexican and lives in California. It’s always hot there whereas Joshua lives in London and it’s not always hot there. He’s already been knocked out, so that favors Ruiz. I think fighting fire with fire with someone who is quicker than you and puts better shots together is a disaster. I don’t really see the fight going any differently unless AJ comes out and boxes on his toes, which we know he can’t do.”

While Fury makes valid points about location and mindset, Joshua has seemed to have gotten his training together for December 7th, while last week Manny Robles, Ruiz’s trainer, didn’t seem confident that his fighter was prepared for battle just yet.

Report: Business Insider

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