Nelson on Wilder-Ruiz fight: ‘Andy is stronger in pure boxing’


Former world champion and current expert analyst channel Sky Sports Johnny Nelson talked about the final WBC heavyweight eliminator. If everything goes as planned in the organization, then at the beginning of next year, two American ex-world champions – Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (35-2, 22 KOs) will meet in a face-to-face fight ).

Nelson is not hidesthat this fight interests him very much: “I think Wilder will beat Ruiz. Andy is better at pure boxing, but Deontay is stronger as a puncher. What does it mean? Do you know how Ruiz boxing? He sometimes seems to be struggling with laziness in the ring. I suspect that if he loses, it will be an early defeat – he will miss a blow to the top of the head. After this, he will definitely be on the canvas. And this completely disorients him. But it is possible that Wilder will let Ruiz dictate the distance. And if he comes closer, he will simply outbox, beat and knock out the favorite.

In fact, almost the entire world of boxing is interested in another fight involving Wilder. A spoiler veteran from the USA said: Don’t rush to write Joshua off, he will beat Wilder. And this is the fight that Hatton wants to see.

How realistic is this? Hearn has all the answers. But potential new coach Joshua thinks otherwise: there is no way Anthony can fight Wilder right now.