Boxing News At Five | Oct 01 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ruiz Jnr faces two-year ban if he competes in the Olympics, Fury’s cut is healing “pretty quickly”

Andy Ruiz Jnr is offered a warning by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Ben Davison says Tyson Fury's cut is coming along nicely
Andy Ruiz
Ruiz celebrates a monumental victory

ANDY RUIZ JNR might want to rethink putting himself forward for a spot on the 2020 Mexican Olympic team after he defends his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua on December 7.

Why? Because if he goes through with it, he will be banned from fighting for the WBC world heavyweight for two years upon his return to the pro game. That’s according to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, a Mexican, who has publicly condemned professional boxers competing in the Olympic Games.  

“The WBC strongly disagrees with supporting a professional boxer competing in the Olympic games,” he said. “It’s something unacceptable that should not be accepted by fans and boxing experts in the world.


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