‘I’m going to stick to boxing’: Andy Ruiz Jr reveals he turned down an offer from WWE to join Tyson Fury to focus on rematch against Anthony Joshua
- Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr has turned down an opportunity to star in WWE
- The world champion is determined to defeat Anthony Joshua on December 7
- Fellow boxer Tyson Fury will wrestle WWE star Braun Strowman on October 31
- Ruiz Jr says Joshua is under immense pressure to retain his titles in Saudi Arabia
Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed he rejected an offer from to star in WWE, deciding to focus on his upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua instead.
Meanwhile, fellow heavyweight Tyson Fury is set to make his wrestling debut on October 31 when he takes on Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view show in Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz says he was given the opportunity to become the latest boxer to enter the wrestling ring but is determined to retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when he fights Joshua on December 7.
Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed he rejected an offer from to compete in WWE
The Mexican said: ‘They invited me to go a while back when I won the title – they invited be to go over there and check it out.
‘But you know what, boxing is my life so this is the only thing I know how to do besides being with my family.
‘I’m going to stick to boxing and accomplish more and maybe down the line we’ll look for something else to do.’
Fury (right) is scheduled to take on WWE star Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia on October 31
The 30-year-old shook the boxing world in June when he knocked Joshua down four times to become world champion in New York, and he believes the Briton will take a more pragmatic approach in the rematch.
He said: ‘He’s going to try and win by points. Especially since he’s going to be running around.
‘My job is to cut the ring, and that’s exactly what we’ve been training for.
‘I don’t really worry about what he’s doing, you know. We have to worry about what we’re doing. He has to train hard.
‘I feel that he has more pressure than I do. I just have to do what I have to do, and just let my hands go and focus.’
Ruiz Jr shook up the boxing world in June when he stopped Anthony Joshua in New York
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