Former world champions Americans Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) are moving towards each other. With a high degree of probability in the first half of next year they will fight in the final WBC eliminator.
Over the weekend, Ruiz removed the last obstacle in his path – he snatched the victory from the Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz (33-3, 28 KOs).
Oh, if only… Ruiz was worse, but defeated Ortiz – Rreport about this fight
But Wilder has another fight ahead of him with Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) from Finland – they will fight in October in New York (USA).
The puncher was asked about the fight with Ruiz. Wilder tried to answer beautifully and shockingly. He’s in it damn
good: “I’m already on the runway. Ready to fly anywhere, anytime. Wilder is back. And this dude is known for never hiding from anyone. If the coolest next fight available is Ruiz, then so be it. Then I want to fight him. Then I’m ready to fight him. Then I can fight him. Everyone knows this.”
Then the knockout suffered a little. But it still sounds bright: “I am ready to die for what I believe in. And it is with this feeling that I enter the ring. Do you know what the difference is between me and the rest of the division? It is that they are all afraid of me, but I am not afraid of anyone. Consider this the second coming of Wilder. second period of his reign. And the whole point now is to get high from it. That is what you will see from me in the ring. You can always count on some big hitters when Deontay Wilder is fighting.”
The question is, can Ruiz upset Wilder? Ex-rival Klitschko answers. Interestingly, the puncher does not mind fighting for titles. He turned to Usyk’s team: “You know where to find me.”