The Wilder-Ruiz fight is on the verge of collapse. Deontay has a fallback


The final WBC heavyweight eliminator fight between former US world champions Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (35-2, 22 KOs) may not take place. This was stated by columnist Mike Coppinger.

According to him, negotiations have so far stalled, as Premier Boxing Champions unable to meet Wilder’s financial requests. Their offer is far from what the Bronze Bomber had hoped for.

For this reason, Wilder’s team switched to another goal – they want to organize a fight with former UFC champion Cameroonian Francis Ngannou (17-3 in MMA) for the knockout.

It is possible that negotiations with the African “Predator” will depend on other negotiations – between the current division champions Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, who still cannot agree on organizing a fight for the absolute.

With a high degree of probability, if Fury’s team cannot meet Usyk’s financial requests this week, then they will switch to Ngannou. Date and arena already booked – Wembley Stadium, London, England, April 29th.

Have you heard how Usyk’s ex-rival talked about the Wilder vs Ruiz fight? He says it’s a fight between a long toothpick and a small marshmallow. Last week, Deontay challenged Ngannou – Africa, two fights, including in MMA.