Andy Ruiz Jr insists he is “ready” to face Tyson Fury.
The Mexican-American boxer has not fought since losing to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in December.
Meanwhile, Fury eliminated Deontay Wilder in a thrilling rematch in Las Vegas last month.
And Ruiz Jr threw his name in the hat to face Fury afterwards.
He told PBC Fox, “I think Tyson Fury has done a great job. He did everything he had and his abilities, his long range and all that and that’s the man right now.
“I had flashbacks to my fight [with Joshua] June 1. It was a bit similar, it was also in the same round so it was pretty crazy but good for Tyson Fury.
“I think Tyson Fury did what he had to do, he followed the game plan. I’m pretty sure he could do it again and I could do it too. If they choose me, I’m here and I’m ready. “
Ruiz Jr admits he thought Wilder was going to beat Fury.
He added, “He [Fury] fact [use his height advantage] and after that blow to the ear, he never recovered.
“His [Wilder] the legs were weak, they were wobbly, even the other shots he was trying to throw, and they weren’t much power, so I think Tyson Fury did a great job.
“I was really shocked because I thought Deontay Wilder was going to win. I also just want a photo with Tyson Fury. “
On Saturday, Ruiz Jr posted an excerpt from his training in a gymnasium with the caption: “Hello Instagram, let’s move on to these belts. #No days off. “