Eddie Hearns Reveals Who He Thinks Has An Edge In Deontay Wilder Vs Andy Ruiz Jr Showdown
Boxing fans have been on the edge of their seats ever since talks have stirred of a potential heavyweight super fight between former champions: Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr.
Wilder is coming off a thumping win over Robert Helenius. Several pundits predicted against the Bronze Bomber, considering his back-to-back losses to WBC champion Tyson Fury. But it took him only one round to stop Helenius.
Despite winning the fight comprehensively, Matchroom Sports chief Eddie Hearn feels like Wilder will struggle against Ruiz Jr. if both share the ring in near future.
“Ruiz/Wilder is a brilliant fight,” the seasoned manager told Fight Hub TV.
“I see him beating Deontay Wilder.”
“I really like Andy Ruiz. I thought he looked better against Ortiz, good victory. Wilder was good the other night. Helenius might be past his best but still, Wilder is very dangerous. He’s brilliant for the sport. And Andy Ruiz is a warrior. I just think Wilder vs. Andy Ruiz is a brilliant fight.”
Ruiz rose to fame on June 1, 2019, when he stepped in on relatively late notice to box then-undefeated Anthony Joshua in his debut on American soil.
Ruiz was dropped in the third round, but then came back to floor AJ four times before referee stopped the contest and Joshua conceded the first defeat of his career.
Ruiz was then crowned the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent.