FRANK WARREN has been forced to deny Andy Ruiz Jr's claim that a fight with Tyson Fury is "official."
Fury is set to return in the summer after talks for a historic title unification with Oleksandr Usyk on April 29 collapsed.
And after Joe Joyce was beaten by Zhilei Zhang in a shock upset, Ruiz emerged as the frontrunner to face the WBC champion.
And the Mexican-American, 33, added fuel to the fire after re-sharing a mocked up fight poster of the two.
It read: "Tyson Fury vs Andy Ruiz Jr is official! July 22nd."
And he accompanied it with an emoji of the UK flag.
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But despite Ruiz's tease, Hall of Fame promoter Warren told Boxing News that no deal is set in stone.
The famed British matchmaker saw talks for the first ever four-beltundisputed decider break down amid a row over the split for a rematch.
Now Usyk, 36, has been ordered into a WBA mandatory title defence against Daniel Dubois, 25, with talks ongoing.
Joyce, 37, looked in line to fight Fury in a summer stadium bout until his shock loss to Zhang, 39, with a rematch expected to follow.
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So it leaves Ruiz as a clear favourite to welcome the Gypsy King back with July 22 at Wembley Stadium the rumoured return date.
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Fury, 34, himself announced that news was impending and talked up his "monstrous" next fight.
He said: "Got some massive, massive news coming.
"An imminent fight date, an absolutely monstrous fight. Keep tuned because the WBC world heavyweight king is back in action, coming very, very soon."
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