Shane Fury, brother of WBC world champion Tyson Fury, said that the "Gypsy King" could fight Andy Ruiz if a fight with WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO title holder Oleksandr Usyk cannot be agreed upon.
"If the undisputed fight doesn't happen, Tyson still needs to fight. I think Andy Ruiz is a good opponent, with a good reputation and in good shape. The fans would love to see this fight," Shane said.
Fury and Usyk plan to fight for the title of absolute world champion face-to-face on April 29th at Wembley Stadium in London. Alex Krassyuk, the Ukrainian's promoter, stated that negotiations with Fury's team must conclude by March 4th.
The Ukrainian side is insisting on an equal distribution of the match fee, whereas the British team wants most of the prize money. John Fury, Tyson's father, believes the fee should be distributed 60-40 in favor of Tyson. Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, anticipates a decision by the end of the first week of March.
Andy Ruiz is set to fight ex-world champion Deontay Wilder in the spring. Deontay's trainer, Malik Scott, is confident the fight will proceed despite the differences between the sides.