Boxing News At Five | Aug 22 2019

Boxing News at Five: Fury claims he would beat Ruiz Jnr with one hand, Kovalev says he received “substantial” offer to fight Canelo

Tyson Fury believes Andy Ruiz Jnr would be an easy fight for him, and Sergey Kovalev explains why he had to knock back Canelo Alvarez fight offer
Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - WBC World Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TYSON FURY says he is so confident of beating Andy Ruiz Jnr, should the two ever meet, that he will happily use only one hand and let the fans decide which of his two he must keep behind his back.

It’s not to be taken literally, of course, yet Fury’s bold claim gives an indication as to how confident he feels right now and, moreover, suggests he doesn’t rate the new WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion of the world too highly.

“Listen, we never know what’s going to happen in life and I can never say no to anything,” Fury told TMZ. “But one thing I will say is, I will let the fans decide, which hand I put behind my back and beat Ruiz with the other hand – because I only need one hand for him.”