I want to be prepared for Usyk by Eddie Reynoso – Andy Ruiz


Former unified heavyweight champion US-Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr. (34-2, 22 KOs) is staring behind the age-old Cuban Luis Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs), with whom he will face off on Sunday in the WBC eliminator.

Ruiz – Ortiz: Heads-up or just Usyk and Fury need a replacement – representation of this fight

The ex-champion is interested in a fight with the WBA Super, IBF and WBO title holder Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. Ruiz
claimsthat he would like to train for it under the guidance of trainer Eddie Reynoso, best known for his work with Canelo Alvarez: “Of course I would like to train with him. He is very experienced. I hope he helps me get all those titles back. I think he’s the perfect fit to prepare me for the Usyk fight.”

According to Ruiz, it is for this reason that left-hander Ortiz was chosen as an opponent: “My task is to return to the roots. I finally picked up the optimal weight, in which I feel both agile, and powerful, and explosive, and strong. Why Ortiz? Because I love difficult challenges. And I understand that it is very dangerous. But I prepared for it, sparring with lefties. It turned out cool. I’m ready! I can adapt to lefties. You just need to focus. The main desire. As soon as I realized that I wanted to become world champion again, I felt that everything would work out for me. ”

Meanwhile, Ortiz made it clear that in the upcoming fight, “his goal is a knockout.” A little earlier, Ruiz said with what weight he would approach this fight.