Andy Ruiz Jr. announced that he would return to the ring this year after Tyson Fury was dismissed.
Ruiz Jr., who famously ended British star Anthony Joshua’s undefeated streak in 2019, hasn’t fought since May 1 when he defeated Chris Arriola in California.
And Destroyer confirmed it was only a matter of time until he puts on his boxing gloves again because his next fight is “coming soon”.
Ruiz Jr. tweeted: “Happy new year, excited to be back in the ring this year. Fight date is coming soon.”
This comes after Fury’s US-based promoter Bob Arum recently confirmed that the Mexican-American could be his client’s next rival.
Arum claims that the 32-year-old and Robert Helenius are the two “major” substitutes for the Gypsy King.
He recently said: “Frank Warren and I are looking for another opponent to fight Fury in Manchester or Las Vegas, depending on who the opponent is.
“So we’re looking at Andy Ruiz as a possibility, he’s available.
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“This big Finnish kid, who looked great on the semi-wind up on Fury – Wilder Card, Hellenius, the big, big Finnish kid, who can really fight.
“Those are the two leading guys. I think if it’s Hellenius we’d do it in the UK and if it was Ruiz, we’d do it in Las Vegas.”
Ruiz Jr. posted a grab of Arum’s quotes on Instagram, saying: “Come on I need that WBC.”
The former Unified Heavyweight Champion shared a photo of him with Fury, before urging Arum’s promotions to settle the fight.
Ruiz Jr. said: “Top rank let’s go.”