Eddie Hearn is looking for a world championship level challenger for WBC interim heavyweight championship Dillian Whyte.
Former unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr is currently the name bandied about as the man to face Whyte on what is reported by Boxing Scene to be an April 28th clash inside the O2 Arena in London.
“We’ve made Andy Ruiz an offer,” Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel in a sit-down with Whyte at the company’s Brentwood headquarters.
“It’s a big seven-figure offer, but maybe [Ruiz Jr.] thinks it ain’t the right money for him and he’s entitled to do that, but it’s a big fight for him to get back in the mix. It’s a risky fight for both; if Dillian loses to Ruiz, his world title dreams are shattered and if Ruiz loses two on the bounce, it’s not great.”
“Any of them that want it can get it,” Whyte said of top heavyweights such as Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.
“Andy Ruiz Jr. would be a good fight. Obviously, he’s just had two great fights against Joshua and has fought [former WBO champion] Joseph Parker [who Whyte beat back in 2018].”