Ruiz could knock out Wilder, independent promoter predicts


Former WBC world heavyweight champion American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) may have a huge number of trump cards, but not the strongest chin can let him down at a decisive moment. It is quite possible that already in the upcoming candidate fight against another ex-champion Andy Ruiz Jr. (35-2, 22 KOs) from Mexico, according to promoter Oscar De La Hoya, who is not related to any of the boxers.

“He knocked out Anthony Joshua, giving himself the shock of the century. I think Andy Ruiz can do the same with Deontay if he hits,” Oscar said. Deontay doesn’t look like Joshua at all. He’s smarter, he’s a more passionate fighter. Yes, Deontay is smarter. He can use distance, he has a powerful jab, a killer right hand. The only thing that bothers me about Deontay is his chin.”

“Because if Ruiz catches him, then everything is dosvidos. Everyone knows this even without me, but to say is not to do. Andy will have to work hard for this. I think it will be a good fight,” concluded De La Hoya.

In the meantime, Wilder proposed to refuse doping testing and argued the position.

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