Andy Ruiz Jr Calls Out Deontay Wilder, Aims To Humble The Former Champion

Photo: Instagram/Andy Ruiz Jr.

In an effort to secure his next fight, Andy Ruiz Jr recently took to social media to call out former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

The Mexican-American boxer, known for his impressive record of 35 wins and 2 losses, expressed his desire to "humble" Wilder. However, it appears that Ruiz's hopes may have been dashed as Wilder has already moved on after Andy Sr, Ruiz's father, rejected his offer.

Attempting to berate Wilder for his amusement at his father's request for a 50-50 split, Ruiz's efforts seem futile. It's clear that begging Wilder won't get Ruiz anywhere.

Photo: Instagram/Andy Ruiz Jr.

After all, it was Wilder who initially made the offer to Ruiz, who has been criticized for his lack of ambition since his highly publicized matches against Anthony Joshua in 2019. Ruiz's delayed response to Wilder's offer stems from the fact that the Bronze Bomber warned him two weeks ago that he needed to accept the proposal or risk being left out in the cold, potentially ending his career.

Similarly to Tyson Fury, Wilder abandoned his attempts to arrange a fight with the former unified champion due to Andy Sr's insistence on a 50-50 split. Since his narrow victory over Luis Ortiz in September last year, Ruiz has been inactive.

Unless he agrees to Wilder's proposed split, it seems unlikely that Ruiz will step into the ring again in 2023. However, the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) promotion could offer him alternative opponents such as Frank Sanchez, Jared Anderson, or Arslanbek Makhmudov.

Responding to Wilder's criticism in interviews after Ruiz priced himself out of the fight by demanding a 50-50 split instead of Wilder's offered 30%, Ruiz defended his father's actions on social media. He stated, "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."

At 33 years old, Ruiz's career has hit a plateau since his surprising seventh-round knockout victory against Anthony Joshua in 2019. Having fought only twice since then, he finds himself unable to secure the desired purse split and faces an uphill battle in his pursuit of success.

Addressing Wilder directly, Ruiz defiantly declared, "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 me inside the ring. Guess what? This fat chubby kid is about to humble your a** down. Let's get it, baby. Come on."

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Source: Boxing News 24
 

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