Andy Ruiz v Luis Ortiz Announced Following Confusion With Triller!

Andy Ruiz vs Tyrone Spong Put on Hold

Andy Ruiz looks to fight Luis Ortiz
Andy Ruiz looks to fight Luis Ortiz

Andy Ruiz to Return Against Luis Ortiz! Tyrone Spong Bout Postponed!

After announcing that former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz (34-2, 22KOs) would be returning to the ring to face heavyweight Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13KOs) on July 16 in Mexico, Triller has done an about-face! Unbeknownst to them was the fact that Ruiz had previously signed a contract to face two-time heavyweight title challenger Luiz Ortiz (32-2-2, 28KOs) next.

According to ESPN, the president of Triller Fight Club, David Tetreault, wasn’t aware that Ruiz had a fight with Ortiz lined up. He would go on to say that Triller and PBC are working towards a way to reschedule the Ruiz vs Spong fight for a later date that works with the Al Haymon-run company.

Obviously, this news is great as a Ruiz vs Ortiz fight has major appeal. Plus, it will be a much more competitive fight than a fight with Spong would’ve been. Furthermore, it gives both guys a shot at gaining ground on another world title opportunity, which they both want badly.

Ruiz, who is currently ranked #5 (WBO), #9 (IBF), #5 (WBC), and #11 (WBA), hasn’t fought since defeating Chris Arreola last May. Ortiz, who is ranked #7 (WBO), #2 (IBF), and #7 (WBC), overcame two knockdowns to defeat former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin in the sixth round by TKO in January.

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