Andy Ruiz says he’ll “humble” Deontay Wilder

By Boxing News - 07/11/2023 - Comments

By Dan Ambrose: Andy Ruiz Jr took to social media today to push former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to fight him next. Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) says he wants to “humble” Wilder, but unfortunately, the Bronze Bomber has moved on after Andy Sr rejected his offer.

It’s not going to help Ruiz berating Wilder for laughing at his father’s 50-50 split request. It is what it is. Ruiz isn’t going to get anywhere begging Wilder. He made the offer to the workshy Ruiz, and it’s up to accept it.

If not, Ruiz can go back to his life of leisure and enjoy the money that he made from his two fights with Anthony Joshua in 2019 because he’s been unambitious ever since.

Ruiz is slow in his response to Wilder because the Bronze Bomber let him know two weeks ago that he needed to agree to his offer or he’d be left out in the cold with his career finished.

Like Tyson Fury, Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) gave up on trying to get set up a fight with the former unified champion after his dad, Andy Sr, insisted on a 50-50 split.

Ruiz has been inactive since his narrow twelve round unanimous decision over Luis Ortiz last September. It doesn’t look like Ruiz will fight in 2023 unless he agrees to the split that Wilder has offered.

PBC should have someone available for Ruiz to fight. Frank Sanchez, Jared Anderson, or Arslanbek Makhmudov would be good options for Ruiz.

“Deontay mother f**king Wilder, you’re mad, wow. Man, why are you mad for, just because my dad is trying to look out for me? He wants the best for me and is trying to get me as much money as he can. Come on, there’s no reason to be mad about that,” said Andy Ruiz Jr on social media, reacting to former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder criticizing him in interviews after he priced himself out for a fight against him by asking for a 50-50 split instead of the 30% that he was offering.

The 33-year-old one-hit wonder Ruiz has let his career stagnate since his lucky seventh round knockout win over Anthony Joshua four years ago in 2019, and he’s only fought twice since.

Unfortunately, Ruiz isn’t in the position to get the purse split that he wants, and he’s not going to help.

“Talking about how I’m fat, that I got short arms, that I’m fast. That’s what everybody says; that’s what everything thinks until they meet m inside the ring. Guess what? This fat chubby kid is about to humble your a** down. Let’s get it, baby. Come on,” said Ruiz.

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