Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Andy Ruiz's Handlers "Very Interested" in Dillian Whyte Clash

The handlers for former IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz are 'very interested' in a potential fight with Dillian Whyte, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Ruiz was last seen in the ring last month in Saudi Arabia, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision in his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Whyte appeared on the undercard and won a ten round decision over Mariusz Wach.

whyte-ruiz

Whyte is being positioned to return to the ring on a date in April.

Ruiz's return is unknown, after recently parting ways with trainer Manny Robles.

The more likely scenario is that Whyte will face former world champion Alexander Povetkin first, and then face Ruiz later in the year.

Ruiz has received a lucrative offer to fight Whyte - in the United States.

"Yeah [Ruiz's team] are very interested," Hearn told Sky Sports. "The first offer was for a UK fight, which wasn't enough money. The second fight was a lot more money, and that was for the US fight, which has definitely got their attention.

"It's risky times for Ruiz. If he comes back in the Dillian Whyte fight and loses, where do you go from there? He's probably wanted to get a bit of momentum, but then again, he wants to prove himself. If he fancies the Dillian Whyte fight, that's there.

"I think it will probably be Povektin next for Dillian Whyte and I think it could be Ruiz straight after that. As always, he's throwing himself in the deep end, Dillian Whyte, he's in a mandatory position as he has been for about 62 years, and then who has he beat on the way? [Derek] Chisora twice, Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas, [Mariusz] Wach last time out. Now he's fighting Povetkin, Ruiz. I mean he's got the best resume of a guy who has never fought for a world title, by a country mile. We want to make sure he gets that shot."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BoxingTech718 on 01-30-2020

Ruiz vs Ortiz a better fight

Comment by skinny kenny on 01-30-2020

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;20356096]Wilder is Fury’s second best win, don’t let the judges fool you. Let’s not forget Fury took Chisora’s 0. Then beat him again while he was still fresh. Whyte went life and death with Chisora that had lost plenty of…

Comment by Jkp on 01-30-2020

[QUOTE=VislorTurlough;20357179]Without performance enhancing drugs, Whyte cannot beat a live body. Liar. Cheater. Fraud. Pariah[/QUOTE] Even with them he was dropped like a sack of garbage by midget nobody Rivas.

Comment by BoxngLove on 01-30-2020

Real question is.. Who can eat the most Nathan's Hot Dogs. Ruiz don't want to fight. What is the obsession with fighters who are not going to fight??

Comment by Tobi.G on 01-30-2020

Ruiz needs to get down to 250 pounds, i think that's a realistic goal if he is serious about it.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (72)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Kevin Johnson Set For August 22 Billam-Smith Got Big Lessons From 30 Rounds of Sparring With Briedis Hearn: Cheeseman-Eggington One Of Best Fights I've Seen Live; I'd Love To See It Again Arum: 4-Fight Broadcasts, 7-Fight Cards When Boxing Returns To ESPN 8/22 Linares: Where Is Ryan Garcia? Still Playing Online While I'm Training For A Real Fight Fortuna Eager To Honor Lewkowicz By Becoming Three-Division Champ Dmitry Salita On COVID-19 Protocols For Upcoming Shows Christy Martin, The Promoter, Plans To Deliver in Daytona Terri Harper: Many More Doors Will Open After Natasha Jonas Fight News: Ryan Walker, Lorenzo Simpson, Chad Sugden, More Joshua: I Told Fury, 'If We Get Fight Together - Don't Worry About Usyk' Salita Tabs David Berlin as General Counsel and Consultant Pacquiao's Long-Term Future Best Served By Avoiding Crawford Hearn: I'm Almost Certain That Canelo's First Choice is Callum Smith Shawn Porter vs. Sebastian Formella Sanctioned For WBC Silver Title WBC Prez on Tyson-Jones: They Should Wear Headgear, Use 16 or 18-Ounce Gloves Lennox Allen: I Feel Like Morrell Skipped The Line To The Title Dmitry Bivol To Return To The Ring Near The End of 2020 Kavaliauskas Still Needs Foe For September 12, Imam Not In Cuadras Continues Training, Waits For Confirmation of Estrada Rematch Hearn Warns That Tyson-Jones Could Be "An Absolute Disaster" Omar Juarez Talks Training Camp For Shaw Clash on James-Dulorme Barrientes Twins, DJ Zamora III Pick Up Knockout Wins in Mexico McKenna: I Think Luke Campbell Will Stop Ryan Garcia Jono Carroll: I'm Treating Maxi Hughes Like A World Title Fight Bernard Hopkins Reflects on Late Trainer Naazim Richardson Judging The Judges: George-Escudero II Scorecard Analysis Leo Santa Cruz To Spar Welterweights To Prep For Gervonta Davis' Power Leo: I Was Ready For Fulton This Week; I'll Be Ready For Him In 180 Days Or Less Fabio Wardley Could Be Added To Whyte-Povetkin Card Eddie Hearn Keen To Offer Nathan Bennett Route Back Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Reflects on His Decline, What Led To His First Loss Sergio Martinez: August 21 Will Be The Start, Or The End, Of Something Very Beautiful Lee McGregor: Let's See If Ryan Walker Can Back It Up McCaskill Makes The Most Of Extra Time To Prepare For Braekhus Canelo Wants To Fight Outside of U.S., Grow His Market, Says Golden Boy Prez Kavaliauskas-Imam, Marriaga-Gonzalez Eyed For September 12 Chelokhsaev Barely Gets Past Shakhnazaryan, Sirotkin Wins George: Shocking I Was Down On Cards To Escudero; Didn't See Me Losing One Round Eubank Jr: Roy Jones Has Been Active, Don't Know How Prepared Mike Tyson Is
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement