ANDY RUIZ JR has vowed to win Tyson Fury’s heavyweight world title belt to complete the set following a dramatic weight loss programme.
Having already claimed the IBF, IBO and WBO championships in his stunning upset of Anthony Joshua, the Mexican-American is back on the warpath and training hard.
Ruiz Jr, 31, has built a career despite his portly figure and is finally getting a grip on his weight.
He ballooned to 22 stone after his rematch defeat to Joshua, a contest for which his preparation was far from ideal.
Having dropped 40lb the former champ is looking far leaner for his next bout and called out current WBC belt-holder Fury.
He told his YouTube channel: “In my other fights, I weighed 270 pounds, 280 pounds and had to lose 20 pounds just to gain my weight.
“I would always do it the wrong way, use plastic, try to lose weight at the last minute, empty myself.
“I’m ready to get my belts back, not just my belts, I’m coming for you Tyson Fury – I need this WBC.”
On May 1, he will end an 18-month spell away from the ring and face veteran Chris Arreola in California.
And Ruiz Jr has admitted to taking his previous success ‘for granted’.
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He stated: “I had all the belts.
“But I took that s*** for granted.
“Now it’s more motivation, to be here with more champions, dedicated people, I’m delighted to be here.”