Ruiz Jr hits back at Fury after Wallin win

By Sports Desk September 15, 2019

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr took a pop at Tyson Fury after he was taken the distance by Otto Wallin before winning by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

Fury maintained his unbeaten record at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, but had to contend with a nasty cut above his right eye after being caught by the Swede in the third round.

The Brit was inspected by the ringside doctor before being cleared to continue and was reportedly taken to hospital after consigning the unheralded Wallin to a first defeat.

Fury this week claimed he could beat IBF, WBA and WBO title holder Ruiz with a hand tied behind his back, but the Mexican offered a retort after watching the 31-year-old defeat Wallin.

He tweeted: "After that performance there's no way he beats me with a hand tied behind his back."

Fury had stated before coming up against Wallin: "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."

Former world champion Fury labelled Deontay Wilder a "bum" after beating Wallin and reiterated their highly anticipated rematch would take place next February.

"Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum," Fury told ESPN.

"Listen, all preparation is good, a long time out of the ring, that's my fifth fight back, put me in good stead for the big boy, the old 'Bronze Bomber' a.k.a. big dosser.

"He's next, February 22nd, let the cut heal, enjoy myself and get some time to relax with the family."

Related items

  • Boxer Patrick Day dies from brain injuries sustained in Charles Conwell fight Boxer Patrick Day dies from brain injuries sustained in Charles Conwell fight

    American boxer Patrick Day has died at the age of 27 from the brain injury he suffered in a fight against Charles Conwell on Saturday.

    Day was knocked out in the 10th round of Saturday's super-welterweight bout in Chicago and taken from the ring on a stretcher.

    Fighting on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight victory over Chazz Witherspoon, Day was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and placed in a coma.

    Promoter Lou DiBella announced on Wednesday that Day had died, saying: "Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL.

    "He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins."

  • World title incentive for Frampton in Las Vegas comeback World title incentive for Frampton in Las Vegas comeback

    Bob Arum says a fight for a world title awaits Carl Frampton if he beats Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas next month. 

    A two-weight world champion, Frampton will step up to super-featherweight to do battle with undefeated American McCreary (16-0-1) on November 30.

    Frampton was forced to withdraw from a showdown with Emmanuel Dominguez in August after fracturing the fifth metacarpal when a large ornament in a Philadelphia hotel lobby fell on his hand. 

    'The Jackal' (26-2) will be on the same bill as Oscar Valdez, one of his main targets, and Top Rank founder Arum says there is a huge incentive for both fighters.

    "This is a tremendous super-featherweight double-header and both Frampton and Valdez have their hands full against top opponents," said Arum in a statement.

    "If Valdez and Frampton both win, world title opportunities await them in 2020."

    Frampton said: "I'm delighted to be making a comeback after what's been a horrible year for my career.

    "I didn't get the Top Rank deal off to an ideal start but coming back in Vegas is great for me, especially against a really strong opponent. It needed to be someone who would test me."

    He added: "McCreary is a quality opponent but if I want to be competing against the top guys in the world, which I believe I can, I need to be beating guys like him and doing it in style."

  • Charles Conwell writes emotional letter to Patrick Day after terrifying bout Charles Conwell writes emotional letter to Patrick Day after terrifying bout

    Charles Conwell has vowed to use Patrick Day as motivation to become world champion as his fellow American fights for his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury in their bout on Saturday.

    Day was knocked out by Conwell in the 10th round of the super welterweight fight in Chicago and remains in "extremely critical condition" at Northwestern Memorial Hospital following emergency surgery on Sunday.

    Conwell has written a poignant letter to Day, stating it will be the last time he comments on the situation out of respect for Day's family and friends, himself and the sport of boxing.

    The 21-year-old posted on Twitter: "I never meant for this to happen to you. All I ever wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back I would no one deserves for this to happen to them.

    "I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you. I can't stop thinking about it myself, I prayed for you so many times and shedded so many tears because I couldn't even imagine how my family and friends would feel.

    "I see you everywhere I go and all I hear is wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know that's not what you would want.

    "I know that you were a fighter at heart so I decided not to, but to fight and win a world title because that's what you wanted and that's what I want, so I'll use you as motivation every day and make sure I always leave it all in the ring every time. #ChampPatrickDay With compassion, Charles Conwell."

    Day, 27, was rushed to the hospital after the knock out on the undercard for Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon.

    He was removed from the ring on a stretcher and is currently in a coma after emergency surgery.

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.