Soon, the anticipated fight between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Deontay Wilder will take place. Although there have been many talks and predictions surrounding the fight but Tyson Fury isn’t acknowledging any of them.
Furthermore, this is the fight most likely going to decide the WBC heavyweight belt challenger, which currently belongs to Tyson Fury.
Deontay Wilder has an impressive record in the ring, with 42 wins and two losses. On the other hand, Ruiz is having a tough time. The Destroyer has lost his last big boxing match against Anthony Joshua back in 2019.
Although his latest records aren’t all that horrible, when compared to The Bronze Bomber, he falls short. As of recently, the 37-year-old’s trainer, Malik Scott, stated that Ruiz is no challenge for the first American world heavyweight champion of the WBC.
Deontay Wilder trainer Malik Scott says with Anthony Joshua going another route a big fight with Deontay Wilder vs. Andy Ruiz Jr makes a lot of sense from a business perspective. Will it happen?? WHO WINS if they rumble? #WilderRuiz pic.twitter.com/s6J5YbredZ
— BOXINGEGO (@Boxingego) January 11, 2023
Even though this fight won’t be enough to win the WBC heavyweight title, it will surely push the ladder higher up. Because the winner of the duel is going one step closer to challenging the current heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. In that regard, The Bronze Bomber has a better chance because he has defeated The Gypsy King in their previous three meetings.
Although the 33-year-old may not have stirring records like his competitor he is a formidable opponent who cannot be underestimated by any means.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) January 10, 2023
The WBC tournament is about to start somewhere around this month, January. Aside from Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr., there are two more top-ranked fighters who are going to participate: Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker.
It’s worth noting that the exact schedule for the fights has yet to be announced, but it’s expected to take place somewhere later this month or the first week of February. The tournament’s sole goal is to publicize the WBC and increase the level of competition among the top heavyweights.