Eddie Hearn Feels Andy Ruiz Jr. Will Give ‘Fits’ to Deontay Wilder

Published 02/20/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Eddie Hearn during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Ever since his brutal loss to Tyson Fury in 2020, Deontay Wilder hasn’t fought once. It was his first career loss, and Wilder surrendered his hard-earned heavyweight title. However, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is exhilarated about his return and wants some top-graded pugilists in the big men’s division.

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But the Matchroom Head, Eddie Hearn, feels Wilder will have major roadblocks once he returns and won’t fare the same way he used to.

Talking to iFL TV, he said, “Deontay Wilder does not beat Anthony Joshua, and he does not beat Andy Ruiz either, that’s for sure. So he has to be very careful of those fights.”

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Hearn had some words of wisdom for the Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jr. Speaking on him, he said, “I don’t think there’re many heavyweights that’ll beat Andy Ruiz… I think he’d give Wilder fits.”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 6, 2019: American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr during a weigh-in ceremony on the eve of his bout against British boxer Anthony Joshua. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Wilder and Ruiz Jr. are sailing in the same boat. Both of them lost their previous fights to the dynamic heavyweight champions, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and are yet to return.

While one has reshaped himself, the other is still involved in a back and forth with his former trainer. The boxing world has picked up on this, and one of the more prominent names has made a telling comment. Hence, it will be interesting to see how a fight between the former world champions pans out.

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Is Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr. a fight to make?

The former champions are keen to trace their path to the heavyweight gold yet again. If a fight between them gets scheduled, needless to say, it’ll be one of the most thrilling matchups ever.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Moreover, the winner between the two might bag a title shot and ultimately get their hands on their rivals. While this may be fantasy booking, the pair are spending countless hours in the gym to prepare themselves for any opponent.

There are no official confirmations from their promotions, but fans eagerly wait for a news piece regarding the same.

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This fight is extremely vital from the standpoint of their careers. Also, it can shape up the stacked heavyweight division, making more exciting matchups for the future.

On a scale of 1-10, how much does the Wilder vs Ruiz Jr. matchup excite you?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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