By: Sean Cross
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been ordered by the council to face former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz in a final eliminator to see who will face the winner of the upcoming Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora triple-header. . The announcement came Wednesday at the WBC conference in Acapulco. This could be an exciting and possibly exciting fight as both men look to regain their former footing in the heavyweight division. With Wilder and Ruiz fighting under the same PBC banner, it should be a relatively easy match to make. If the fight is to be signed, it will be distributed as a pay-per-view event.
In the year Ruiz shocked many when he stopped Anthony Joshua in his American debut for the multi-belt heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden in 2019. Employing a huge amount of speed and getting the gumption to get off the mat gave the Mexican American the win. Career. Unfortunately for Ruiz, between the first Joshua fight and their rematch six months later, the momentum was cut short. He ended up being overweight and was outmatched by Joshua for the second time, taking a long time out of the ring. With that in mind, Ruiz looked better when he beat the talented Luis Ortiz earlier this year.
Winder needs almost no introduction. The man may be the heaviest in heavyweight history. Tyson Fury dominates every man he meets in a professional prize ring. What’s more, Wilder’s return this fall, after nearly a year away from the ring, included a shock first-round knockout of Robert Helenius. Wheeler is, simply put, one of the most entertaining fighters in the world. And in Ruiz, he’ll clearly find a worthy opponent who can pull off an upset. Of course, if the two men agree to fight – which one guesses.