THEY can goad him all they want but for as long as Andy Ruiz Jnr remains in possession of three of the four world heavyweight titles (WBA, IBF and WBO) it is he who will have the last laugh.
Laughter is seemingly the tool Ruiz will use to deal with the criticism of Tyson Fury, the self-proclaimed lineal champion who this week labelled him a “bum”, whereas quiet confidence will again fuel the Mexican-American when it comes to rematching former champion Anthony Joshua later this year.
Asked about Fury’s recent comments, centring on a belief Ruiz and Joshua are “bums fighting each other”, Ruiz told K.O. Artist Sports: “Yeah, Andy Ruiz is a bum, everyone’s a bum. I’m still a fan of the guy (Fury). I don’t know if people want me to talk bad about him, but that’s not the type of guy that I am.