Fury Looks To Help Ruiz Regain Titles
In 2015 Tyson Fury won the unified world heavyweight championship, then the trappings of fame crashed down onto the British boxer sending him down a road of addiction, depression, and weight gain that kept him out of the ring for three years.
Fury now sober, focused, and fighting for a world title on February 22nd, is hoping Andy Ruiz does not fall down the same road he did.
Ruiz shocked the world last June when he knocked out Anthony Joshua and became the unified world heavyweight champion inside Madison Square Garden. From there Ruiz decided to go on a Riddick Boweesque world tour as he would disregard training and discipline for partying and reveling in his upset victory.
Ruiz, who promised to be faster and weigh less than the 268 pounds he did in June was the exact opposite by walking into the ring at 283.7 pounds and being outclassed by Joshua through all 12-rounds of their December 7th rematch in Saudi Arabia.
“I want to advise Andy Ruiz to come to Las Vegas and to train with me,” said Fury of Ruiz, who fired his trainer Manny Robles on Wednesday.
“I’ll get him his titles back, don’t worry about that. I’ve been there, done it and seen it all before. I’ve been in the same position. You win some, you lose some. You go out and party. The main focus is that you finally realize that boxing is the most important thing to you in your life. Boxing has gotten you in the position that you’re in. Boxing gives you all of those nice treasures and pleasures. So honor it, respect it and make love to it.”
Report: Boxing Scene