Chisora answers Andy Ruiz Jr’s question, ready to fight him next
By Sean Jones: Andy Ruiz Jr. asked his followers on social media on Wednesday who he should fight next, and Dereck Chisora immediately replied, saying he could come to London.
If Ruiz accepts the offer from ‘War’ Chisora, it’s a match that makes sense if it takes place in the UK, but not in the U.S. That would be a complete waste of time.
The casual boxing fans in the U.S don’t know who Chisora is and wouldn’t be excited to see this match-up. As for the U.S hardcore fans, they won’t want to see Ruiz fighting another old guy on pay-per-view.
Ruiz’s last fight against the over-the-hill 40-year-old Chris Arreola was sold on FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view the previous year on May 1st, which was a terrible idea, given that Andy Ruiz was coming off a loss to Anthony Joshua and a one and a half year layoff.
Further, Arreola was also coming off of a defeat of his own at the hands of Adam Kownacki. It takes a lot of gall for promoters to sell a fight between two fighters coming off of losses.
— Derek Chisora 🥊 (@DerekWarChisora) March 16, 2022
You have to assume that Ruiz’s next fight in 2022 will be on pay-per-view, which is why it’s a terrible idea for him to be fighting Chisora.
If virtually all of Ruiz’s fights will be peddled to the U.S fans on pay-per-view in the foreseeable future, he needs to start fighting high-caliber contenders worthy of PPV.
Ruiz’s career has gone into a giant stall since he lost his three heavyweight titles in his rematch with Anthony Joshua in December 2019. In those two fights, Ruiz hit the lottery, making $10 million, and sadly, he’s only fought once since that defeat.
Former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) has thrown away another year of his career since his last fight in May 2021 against Chris Arreola.
Chisora (32-12, 23 KOs) has lost his last three fights, and his previous win came in 2019 against David Price.
It’s unclear why Ruiz doesn’t take the fight with Luis Ortiz. That’s the fighter he’s been linked with for the last two years, but he’s not facing him for some reason.
Ruiz wants a trilogy match with Anthony Joshua, and his promoter Eddie Hearn has already told him that he needs to get some quality wins under his belt before he’ll entertain the idea.
Ortiz, Frank Sanchez, Filip Hrgovic, Joseph Parker, and Joe Joyce are the fighters that Ruiz should be facing if he wants a third fight with Joshua.
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