Boxing News At Five | Nov 22 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder says a win for Ruiz over Joshua is a win for the heavyweight division, Whyte is apparently “cleared to fight”

Deontay Wilder can see the heavyweight division being unified if Andy Ruiz remains champion in 2020, and Dillian Whyte is still none the wiser
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua
The shock of Andy Ruiz beating Anthony Joshua still reverberates through the sport Action Images/Reuters/Peter Cziborra

THE best outcome for the heavyweight division is for Andy Ruiz Jnr to repeat his June victory over Anthony Joshua on December 7 in Saudi Arabia and retain the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles.

That’s the view of Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, who believes unifying the division is far more likely to happen if Ruiz remains champion going into 2020.

“Andy knows what he needs to do,” Wilder told IFL TV. “He doesn’t need to change anything but go in there and do what he did the first time.


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