Andy Ruiz Jr believes Tyson Fury will beat his old nemesis Anthony Joshua if they reunite as planned this summer.
Britain’s heavyweight rivals are in the midst of negotiations to finalize an undisputed heavyweight title fight with all four big belts on the line.
Ruiz Jr conquered AJ for the WBA, IBF and WBO titles by seventh-round knockout in their first fight in 2019, but was completely ruled out in the rematch six months later.
Fury then dethroned Deontay Wilder to win the WBC title.
Joshua has since defended by knocking out Kubrat Pulev at the end of 2020, but this performance did not impress Ruiz Jr.
Asked about AJ’s prospect now fighting Fury, Ruiz Jr told Little Giant Boxing, “I think it’s going to be an interesting fight.
“I fought Anthony Joshua, I didn’t fight Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury has real style, he’s tall, he fights tall.
“I kinda see Tyson Fury winning this fight. I wasn’t too impressed with Anthony Joshua’s latest performance, but he got the job done.
“I think maybe Tyson Fury could catch it, it depends on how awkward he is.
“If he boxes – Anthony hasn’t fought anyone who boxes and travels, then we’ll see.”
Earlier on Tuesday, AJ tweeted an update on the fight: “Another positive encounter with 258 Management.
“They informed me that things were going well.
“They will share the update with Eddie [Hearn] and you will hear from me soon.
He later added: “I will be unchallenged.”