Wilder Would “Drop Ortiz Just Like The Rest”
Even with two potential opponents on his plate, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder predicted what would happen in a hypothetical unification showdown against current unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr.
“It’ll be a good fight in the beginning until we feel each other out,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com.
“And once I feel him out, s**t, he’s gonna go down just like the rest of them. I’m gonna knock his ass out – point blank, period. I don’t know no other way to put it. And I don’t expect nobody else to expect me to have a different answer than what I said. If we fight, I’ll knock Ruiz out as well.”
“Within nine months, I’ll have the opportunity to be the unified, undisputed, undefeated heavyweight champion of the world,” Wilder said as he prepares for rumored rematches with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury. “If things go as planned, no matter what, we’ll have that opportunity. Forget mandatories and all that. The rules is – from what I’ve always read and what I’ve always heard – that unification overrules mandatories. That’s what the fans want. That’s what the people wanna see. Whoever’s involved should give us that. Forget these mandatories. Put that aside. When I win, bring ‘em on. You can bring ‘em on the next month. I’ll get right back in camp to finish a mandatory. That’s nothing, to demolish him and finish him.”
“But this unification is very important for the heavyweight division. We’re closer than ever before to having it, and I just want them to have everybody put they feelings to the side and let’s have this unification bout. It’d be amazing for the heavyweight division because we’ll know who’s the ultimate champion. Not all these different names. One champion, one face, one name, and he go by the name of Deontay Wilder.”
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