Andy Ruiz Sr. Wants His Son to “Beat the S*** Out of Dillian Whyte”

Published 04/24/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


After a dominant win for his lost WBC Interim crown, Dillian Whyte doesn’t have a relevant contender in line to take him on. While he can rightfully challenge Tyson Fury for the WBC belt, he will have to wait until the heavyweight unification fight plays out.

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Hence, Whyte might require a few more fights to remain active, and former unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr. can be a viable opponent. ‘The Destroyer’ will return to action against Chris Arreola on May 1. After the fight, he can rightfully aim for a bigger name in Dillian Whyte.

Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr’s father has already envisioned his son squaring off with the WBC Interim champion. He has predicted that his son will dominate.

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“I think I would like this guy Whyte, Dillian Whyte. Because he will be talking a lot of s*** to my son. And I want my son to beat the s***  out of Dillian Whyte,” said Ruiz Jr’s father.

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Although Whyte has showcased his prowess several times, he has never faced Ruiz Jr. While the Mexican heavyweight has a glittery memory of vanquishing Anthony Joshua, he can rightfully boast of his chances of beating Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte.

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After losing the unified title to Anthony Joshua in a rematch, Ruiz Jr’ went away from the limelight and transformed himself. Now, a win over Arreola can validate his spot as a championship contender. However, he might not surpass Dillian Whyte in the race.

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 06: Dillian Whyte poses as he weighs in ahead of the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Clash on the Dunes Weigh In at the the Al Faisaliah Hotel on December 06, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

‘The Body Snatcher’ bounced back from his defeat against Alexander Povetkin with a thunderous KO win to become the WBC mandatory. He has been waiting for his shot at the title for years, and it’s finally the time to fight for the ultimate gold, but Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have reportedly locked in for a two-fight contract. Hence, the division will be on hold until Fury and Joshua collide.

That said, Ruiz Jr and Whyte would be elite opponents and keep each other sharp and ready ahead of a fight against either Fury or ‘AJ’. If it gets booked, how would you envision a fight between ‘The Destroyer’ and ‘The Body Snatcher’ unfolding?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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