Wilder Feels Bigger Fight Against Ruiz
No matter the result of Anthony Joshua’s December 7th rematch against Andy Ruiz, Deontay Wilder feels Anthony Joshua will still have a career.
“A lot of people say ‘If he loses the second time he’s done’ – no he’s not,” Wilder told Sun Sport.
“He’s not done, that’s up to him, how many people have come back and reigned? Look at Muhammad Ali, he reigned for longer in his second time as champion than he did the first time, that’s how you become a two or three-time champion.”
“So it’s not over when you lose. You just have to start from the beginning,” Wilder continued.
“Not only will negotiations be easier,” says Wilder of a potential fight with fellow PBC fighter Andy Ruiz Jr. “Joshua played around with us for four months and we tried to tell people about Eddie Hearn moving the goalposts.
“Ruiz will be a bigger fight than Joshua. I say that as I feel he’ll beat him again and once he does it a second time, yeah he’s way bigger. He has the Mexicans behind him and the Hispanics, they love boxing, they love it, and he’s American too, he’s got a huge population behind him.”
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