Andy Ruiz Jr. On The Wilder Negotiations – ‘Pay Me What I Deserve’

Andy Ruiz Jr. has hit out at Deontay Wilder’s team for what he believes to be an unsatisfactory offer, as a fight failed to get made.

The two boxers were in negotiations for what would have been a WBC title eliminator, with the winner getting the chance to face Tyson Fury for the WBC belt. However, the negotiations were far from simple. Wilder’s team reportedly offered 70-30. Meanwhile, Ruiz’s camp demanded an equal split to reflect his status as a former unified heavyweight champion.

And yet, an agreement could not get finalized as the WBC canceled the call for the interim bout. And now Ruiz has revealed the reasons for the deadlock by claiming that he was being offered the same amount that he earned when he fought Luis Ortiz in his last fight. So, given the magnitude of the fight, the Mexican was demanding a higher purse.

“Stop ducking Wilder’—ain’t nobody ducking Wilder, man. Tell him to pay me what I deserve, bro. They’re trying to pay me what I got for my last fight. It doesn’t make sense. You’re f—— climbing up the ladders and then you get a big task and you’re supposed to beat him, and I f——- beat him, and then the purses is supposed to go higher and higher and higher. That’s the way it goes. If you don’t know, then don’t say sh!t. $10 million or less? I’ll fight him for $10 million, f— it,” Ruiz said

With the fight not getting made, Fury’s mandatory situation rumbles on which in turn will delay an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk. As such, boxing fans were very vocal about Ruiz’s current situation.  

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