A fight involving two former heavyweight champions could be on the horizon.
Andy Ruiz Jr. is open up to fighting Deontay Wilder, he instructed The Last Stand with Brian Custer.
“Yes, I do, and I feel that would be an awesome battle,” reported Ruiz in regard to a potential battle. “We’re both of those portion of the identical group [with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions], and it is all business. I would not head finding in the ring with him, and I come to feel I could beat him. We got to get it on.”
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) and Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) each held all of the championship belts from June to December 2019. Ruiz gathered the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles right after shockingly knocking out Anthony Joshua, but he failed to defend the titles six months afterwards against Joshua.
Wilder was the WBC winner from January 2015 till February 2020, when he shed his belt to Tyson Fury by way of knockout. Wilder experienced the identical destiny previous thirty day period against Fury in the trilogy.
“I thought that was an awesome battle. They have been going back and forth, and I didn’t know who was likely to acquire,” said Ruiz. “Deontay, he has the heart of a lion. He doesn’t want to give up, and he held coming. He retained obtaining up, falling down, and finding up. It wasn’t an remarkable fight. Hats off to Tyson Fury. He did his thing.”
When Ruiz was requested if Fury is the finest heavyweight fighter in the globe at the instant, the Mexican star mentioned, “I concur with that.”
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