Deontay Wilder: “Andy Ruiz was champion for the blink of an eye”

Negotiations for the fight between Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz They are on hiatus due to economic claims and the interference of the Mexican-American’s father.

In interview with EN News, Wilder pointed out that he is a better boxer than Ruiz because his period as champion was longer than that of the Mexican American.

“Andy and I are two totally different people. Andy was champion for the blink of an eye. I was champion for five years and defended ten times, there is a big difference”, said Wilder.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ became heavyweight champion in January 2015 beating Bermane Stiverne at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Wilder had successful defenses against Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola, Gerald Washington, Stiverne, Luis Ortiz, Tyson Fury, Dominic Breazeale and again Ortiz. He lost his title to ‘The Gipsy King’ in 2020. Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round and had dropped him in the third and fifth rounds.


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The description of Andy Ruiz as Deontay Wilder

Besides, Wilder dared to describe the boxing style he sees in Andy Ruiz. The former WBC champion noted that he is just a short, fat boxer with fast hands that make him look fast.

“What do we see in Andy? We see a short, fat peeler with small hands that make him look fast, like a T-Rex.Wilder explained. “The only reason they want the fight is to see how quickly I can knock him out.”

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Ruiz was the unified heavyweight champion in 2019 by defeating Anthony Joshua by TKO at Madison Square Garden.

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