Dillian Whyte Confirms Multi-Million Dollar Offer to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Published 01/28/2021, 5:02 AM EST
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)


Former WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte has given his take on his recent rival, Andy Ruiz Jr. The ‘Body Snatcher’ confirmed they made an offer to the former heavyweight champion and also criticized him for not taking it.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

The two have been going at it ever since Ruiz Jr lost his belts. ‘Destroyer’ first called out Whyte before the Englishman’s bout against Povetkin. However, Whyte fought the Russian in what people saw as a risky move.

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The ‘Body Snatcher’ has now revealed that it was not the case. World Boxing News was quick to catch on to his comments on the AK and Barak Show where he explained the situation. Whyte confirmed his team had made an offer of $7-8 million to Ruiz Jr to make the fight happen.

He then criticized him by saying he did not know what was wrong with Ruiz Jr for not taking the fight. He said, “So what if you lost a few fights as long as your fighting the best?” 

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Can the Dillian Whyte vs. Andy Ruiz Jr fight still happen?

Ruiz Jr’s intention to protect his record clearly did not impress Whyte. The Englishman has fought any fight offered to him despite not having to. He took on Povetkin when he did not have to, and despite the loss, he remained unfazed.

However, Ruiz Jr has not fought since his re-match defeat to Anthony Joshua. This could be because he is waiting for the right opponent to get back on track. Although, he is also in the process of an insane body transformation.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

If Whyte can get past Povetkin in their rematch, the fight with Ruiz Jr is a real possibility. With Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury agreeing on a two-fight deal, it means he will not get the chance to challenge for the title in 2021. Moreover, recent reports suggest a bout against Ruiz Jr is a possibility for Whyte.

Therefore, a fiery encounter between the pair would be an exciting prospect for later in the year. What do you make of these comments? Do you think Andy Ruiz Jr should have taken the money and fought Dillian Whyte?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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