Klitschko vs Fury 2 undercard / co-main: Inquiring minds want to knowWritten by Lee Cleveland
Should Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury finally face each other again on October 29, look for an explosive co-main event on the undercard.
Two young, massive, unbeaten heavyweights will go head to head - Andy Ruiz and Hughie Fury, the cousin of the main event's defending champion.
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The victor of this epic undercard clash will become the WBO's mandatory challenger for the winner of Klitschko vs Fury 2.
At just 21, Fury is 20-0, 10 KOs but has yet to be tested by anyone of merit.
... And the 27 year old Ruiz (28-0, 19 KOs) will certainly oblige the Brit with a significant challenge. In fact, expect Andy to be the favorite despite fighting in what may be a hostile environment.
How will Ruiz deal with a young, strong unbeaten opponent? Inquiring minds want to know.
But perhaps the biggest question of them all: Can Fury hang with Ruiz?
We know the 6'2" Ruiz is a solid heavyweight and a legitimate powerbroker among contender but know little about the younger, larger 6'6" Fury.
Ruiz is a big step up for the Brit but the latter's trainer and father insists his son is ready.
Fury vs Ruiz will tell a lot about both combatants, and perhaps give us insight into the division's future.
Hughie Fury or Andy Ruiz? Whose name will be mentioned among the other heavyweight young lions such as Anthony Joshua, Luis Ortiz, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker and, of course, Tyson Fury.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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