Someone is trying to sabotage Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz.
That’s what some reports are saying, including World Boxing News, who alluded to the IBF’s mandatory order for Ruiz to face Filip Hrgovic. But, it seems like these plans won’t be spoiled as Wilder and Ruiz have already reportedly begun training for their heavyweight clash, which is targeted for the spring.
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Hrgovic, who is co-represented by Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, was previously ordered to face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, but those have already allegedly fallen through.
Earlier this week, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum announced that WBC champion Tyson Fury and Usyk are already closing in on a location, which might get announced next week.
Fans have accused Hearn of attempting to sabotage the division’s matchups.
But Wilder and Ruiz have already shared videos of their camp for the upcoming fight. They were originally ordered by the WBC for a title eliminator.
The winner of the matchup is expected to become mandatory to Fury.
Ruiz has been victorious in last two fights to Chris Arreola and Luis Ortiz. Wilder made a huge statement in his comeback fight against Robert Helenius, who he knocked out in the first round.