Andy Ruiz Jr Responds To Tyson Fury Calling Him A "Bum" Despite Dethroning Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr has brilliantly responded to Tyson Fury calling him a "bum" despite shocking the heavyweight division by beating Anthony Joshua to become world champion.

The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' dismissed Ruiz Jr's heroic performance at Madison Square Garden by branding him a "bum".

"I thought it was two bums fighting each other," Fury said about Ruiz Jr and Joshua.

"I'm not here to talk about anybody else. This is Tyson Fury fight week. I'm not here to talk about other people's losses or downfalls. No interest," he added.

Ruiz Jr has refused to fire back by insisting he's still a fan of the lineal heavyweight champion.

"Yeah, Andy Ruiz is a bum, everyone's a bum. I'm still a fan of the guy. I don't know if people want me to talk bad about him, but that's not the type of guy that I am," the unified heavyweight king said.

"As long as he does what he has to do, I salute Tyson Fury. And Wilder too you know because it takes a lot for us big guys risking our lives inside the ring to take care of our families.

"I'm not the type of guy to talk outside of the ring. But inside the ring, I'll be doing all the talking for sure.

"First I want to focus on the rematch. You know a lot of people, and I'm speaking to Joshua too, because he was overlooking me and saying. 'After I beat Andy, I'm going to fight Wilder' and this and that, instead of being focused on me.

"I think that's what I want to do right now, just focus on the rematch. I don't care who I'm going to fight next after I win, the main thing right now is just to fight Anthony Joshua and beat him."

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Image: PA

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Image: PA

Fury stopped the unheralded Tom Schwarz in the second round to record his 28th professional victory. He's set to rematch Deontay Wilder in early 2020, as the WBC champion is slated to fight Luis Ortiz.

Ruiz Jr, on the other hand, will meet Joshua before the end of the year in a huge rematch.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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