Andy Ruiz Jr.’s next fight could take place in the capital of Mexico.
Ruiz has been targeting a return ever since undergoing successful knee surgery a couple of months ago.
And if Mexican promoter Fernando Beltrán of Zanfer Promotions has his way, that return could take place in Mexico City.
“We already started talks with Andy’s father, also with his lawyer, there is an interest and we will be looking at the possibility of having him make his return in the month of March in the Zócalo in Mexico City,” Beltran was quoted as saying by Boxing Scene. “We hope to make it happen and provide some good news to the fans.
Ruiz Jr. made history by becoming the first Mexican heavyweight champion when he upset Anthony Joshua in 2019.
Although he lost the titles since, he is still highly respected in his native Mexico. If he were to compete on home soil early next year, it would also be the first time he does so since 2010.
Additionally, the head of the Mexico City government, Claudia Sheinbaum recently asked the World Boxing Council for help to establish a world record of boxing practitioners in the Zócalo.
And so, Beltran proposed a two-day boxing event with Ruiz at the helm.
“It would be sensational if in the morning a new record could be set with thousands of practitioners of this sport that has given Mexico the most glory, and then we can offer a professional boxing show with Andy Ruiz at the helm.”
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