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Andy Ruiz Jr Makes Bizarre Choice In Top 5 Heavyweight Rankings

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Andy Ruiz Jr Makes Bizarre Choice In Top 5 Heavyweight Rankings

Andy Ruiz Jr has listed his top five heavyweight boxers in the world, and stuck his next opponent Chris Arreola in fifth spot ahead of Dillian Whyte.

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Boxing's heavyweight division is the most exciting it's been for years and the blue riband division is really back in its rightful place at the top of the sport.

Everyone is waiting for Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua to be made official and then find out who is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

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Below the two biggest names, some very talented boxers are scrambling for position to be the next man to challenger Fury or Joshua.

On that list is Ruiz Jr, who already had a win over AJ, and is looking to get back into contention after losing the rematch.

The Mexican, who looks in incredible shape, faces Chris Arreola in his comeback fight on May 1st, and laughably included the 40-year-old in his top five heavyweights.

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Explaining his choice of the undefeated Fury at number one, Ruiz Jr said, "He's a man of God and he's a Christian like me. We don't give up."

On second ranked Joshua, who he has a 1-1 record with and will surely face for a rubber down the line if he can put on an unbeaten run, he added, "Me and him have unfinished business that we need to handle.

"I won one, he won one, so we're just waiting for the trilogy."

Ranking himself third, the first ever Mexican heavyweight champ said, "I know what I'm capable of and I know what I'm gonna do to become a second-time champion of the world"

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Ruiz Jr got badly outclassed by AJ in their rematch. Image: PA Images
Ruiz Jr got badly outclassed by AJ in their rematch. Image: PA Images

On fourth place Deontay Wilder, whose only loss came to Fury, as he lost his world title, Ruiz said, "He has a great right hand, he's tall, he's a dramatic knockout artist."

And finally, he explained his upcoming opponent's position on the list, saying, "He's a Mexican heavyweight fighter, just like me.

"He don't give up. Me and him are bangers and we like to give the crowd what they want," just say you want everyone to know how good your next opponent is so it looks better when you beat him...

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Arreola lost his most recent fight to Adam Kownacki. Image: PA Images
Arreola lost his most recent fight to Adam Kownacki. Image: PA Images

Whyte, who overcame his own KO loss to Alexander Povetkin by winning the rematch, would likely get in everyone else's top five.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder

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