Andy Ruiz has good odds against Wilder, says Eddie Hearn


The potential battle between the ex-heavyweight champion – puncher Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) and techie Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) – is a wonderful battle in which the Mexican “Kotigoroshka” has very good chances of success. So says the head of Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn.

Recall that Wilder’s meeting with Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) at the weekend is a semi-final qualifying fight in the WBC line, the winner of which should fight Ruiz. American favorite, despite a long downtime, but who knows…

“I saw Andy call Fury. But no one is in a hurry to fight him: Ruiz is another task for anyone. We figured it out at Madison Square Garden (when Anthony Joshua hit the Mexican in the 7th round – ed.). I think Wilder-Ruiz is a great fight. If Deontay wins the fight, I’d love to see him fight Andy.”

Hearn says he’s very fond of Ruiz’s chances in a fight like this.

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“He’s the smaller guy who will flail up if he can get inside Wilder. But Deontay, of course, can pile on anyone on a good day for him. He’s got the greatest power,” Eddie said. – You say Wilder did a great job against Szpilka? So what? Chisora ​​knocked him out in three rounds. Such.”

The promoter recalled that Wilder “lost all the rounds” to Luis Ortiz in a rematch “and was also nearly beaten in their first fight.”

“I want to say that Andy is a nightmare for tall guys because his movements are very good. But of course, it is difficult for small guys to get close to tall opponents. Although, once Ruiz penetrates the distance he needs, he is not afraid to let go of his fists, and trades for all the money. It’s a great fight,” Hearn said on the air.
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Wilder tries not to look far ahead – he says Helenius has the heart of a warrior, no underestimation.