Eddie Hearn Says Andy Ruiz Jr. Would Knock Deontay Wilder Out in a ‘One Sided’ Fight

Published 02/25/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has made a bold claim about ‘Destroyer’ Andy Ruiz Jr. The English promoter tipped the former heavyweight champion to make light work of former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, and even explained why.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 01: Anthony Joshua(white trunks) and Andy Ruiz Jr fight during their IBF/WBA/WBO World heavyweight championship match at Madison Square Garden on June 1st, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Hearn has praised Ruiz Jr. and held him in high regard ever since the first fight against Anthony Joshua. The promoter faced heaps of criticism for making the Joshua vs. Ruiz Jr. fight. However, he has now taken it one step further in showing his admiration for ‘The Destroyer’.

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Hearn spoke to ‘Little Giant Boxing’ on YouTube and addressed a potential Wilder vs. Ruiz. Jr. fight. The promoter said, “Ruiz against Wilder? He [Ruiz Jr.] gives Wilder absolute fits in that fight. He would knock Wilder clean out. It would be so one-sided, that fight. So, one-sided.”

These comments showed just how highly the promoter rates the former champion.

 

Ruiz Jr. has admitted he wants the fight against Deontay Wilder. He believes it would give him the chance to prove himself on the big stage again. Therefore, if it happens, we will find out if Hearn’s prediction comes true.

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Eddie Hearn explains why Andy Ruiz Jr. would knock out Deontay Wilder

The outspoken promoter did not leave it at his prediction. Instead, he then explained his reasoning for picking ‘The Destroyer’ over ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Moreover, he even made a surprising claim about Ruiz Jr. and the heavyweight division.

As an explanation for his pick, Hearn said, “Because Andy Ruiz is a really smart fighter. Same as when we talk about Canelo, from 12 or 13 or whatever, Andy Ruiz is the same mold. And Andy Ruiz has Eddie Reynoso now. Bad fight for Deontay Wilder.”

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Eddie Hearn stands between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Comparing Ruiz Jr. to a pound-for-pound king like Canelo Alvarez will surprise many in the boxing world. However, Hearn seems to be confident with his pick. Moreover, the fact that the heavyweight is now part of Canelo’s team may have influenced his decision.

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Hearn ended by saying he doesn’t see too many heavyweights who can beat the former unified heavyweight champion of the world. Thus, from the comments made by Hearn, it is no secret he believes Ruiz Jr. is one of the top fighters in the division.

What do you make of Eddie Hearn’s comments? Do you think Andy Ruiz Jr. would make light work of Deontay Wilder?

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READ: Why Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr. is the Fight to Make

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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