News | Jul 27 2019

Deontay Wilder could fight Andy Ruiz Jnr before Tyson Fury

If Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jnr defeat Luis Ortiz and Anthony Joshua respectively in rematches, they could face each other afterwards
Deontay Wilder

ALTHOUGH nothing is officially set in stone at the current time, it has long been anticipated that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face previous victim Luis Ortiz later on this year before meeting another old foe, Tyson Fury, early in 2020. However, according to Wilder himself, this potentially may not be the case.

Speaking at a WBC Cares event at Fitzroy Lodge ABC in London, the outspoken American revealed that if he successfully defends his title against Ortiz, there is a possibility that he could then meet fellow world titlist Andy Ruiz Jnr for all of the belts in his next bout.

“The Ruiz fight will happen at some point – most definitely,” Wilder said. “We’re in the same stable [Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions].


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