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Deontay Wilder: “Andy Ruiz Is A Good Fighter… But It Won’t Be Enough”

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While Deontay Wilder sheds appraisal over the boxing skills of Andy Ruiz Jr, he also stated that Ruiz will need a lot more to beat him in the squared circle.

Deontay Wilder wants to show his power against Andy Ruiz

In the vicinity of the bout that will take place between Wilder and Ruiz to determine the mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight title, things have started to heat up, with “The Bronze Bomber” fueling the fire with his latest statements.

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“Andy is a good fighter,” said Wilder in a recent interview. “I like his speed, his disposition and his grit, but it won’t be enough for me. He’s going to have to put an additional recipe on top of everything I named. He’s going to have to put in something else, because I’m the big guy. That’s why they fear me. With me, he’s going to need extra help, and I’m not talking about him, just.”

While Wilder had nothing but fine words for “The Destroyer”, although he remarked his own superiority. In the meantime, he also took shots at Anthony Joshua.

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“The most important thing for Andy and me is just the location. I had many meetings with many different people. The Andy fight is coming up, and I want to focus on him. I hope he has the same desire to fight me. Joshua doesn’t want to fight with me, it’s simple and clear, I don’t know why they keep asking me about him,” he added.

There is still no confirmed date or place for the fight between Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder, but both know that it is the step before a new world title opportunity. Ruiz defeated Luis Ortiz by unanimous decision in September, while Wilder returned to winning ways and knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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