UNBEATEN heavyweight contender, Andy Ruiz Jnr (29-0, 19 KOs), withdraws from his October 29th bout against fast-rising prospect, Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs). The big men were set to clash in a WBO title eliminator on the Tyson Fury – Wladimir Klitschko undercard on October 29th in Manchester. The news comes ten days after Ruiz’s unanimous decision victory over Franklin Lawrence in Lemoore, California.
Fury’s father and trainer, Peter Fury, made the announcement on social media early Wednesday morning. “Andy Ruiz junior pulls out of fight October 29th” said the elder Fury. “News just in today.”
“Not happening as far as I know,” said long time Top Rank matchmaker, Bruce Trampler, to Boxing News when reached for comment.