Andy Ruiz Jr withdraws from Hughie Fury fight

21/09/2016 12:57

Mexico's Andy Ruiz Jr (29-0, 19 KOs) has pulled out of a scheduled heavyweight bout against Britain's Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) on the Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko undercard on October 29 in Manchester.

Ruiz, who scored a unanimous decision victory over Franklin Lawrence earlier this month, was set to meet Fury in a eliminator for a mandatory fight for the WBO heavyweight title, which is currently owned by Hughie's cousin Tyson. But he has now withdrawn from the bout due to a financial dispute with his management.

There has been no announcement as to whether Hughie will still appear on the undercard against a new opponent.