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Deontay Wilder: I Was Very Disappointed in Andy Ruiz

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is shaking his head when discussing Andy Ruiz's one-sided decision loss to Anthony Joshua from back in December in Saudi Arabia.

Ruiz shocked the entire sport when he dropped Joshua four times before the contest was stopped in the seventh round. Ruiz, who took the fight on late notice and was widely viewed as a massive underdog, captured the IBF, WBA, IBO, WBO world titles with the win.

But the rematch was a different kind of fight.

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It was revealed in the aftermath of the loss, that Ruiz had partied for two months following his big win. He entered training camp late, and because of that he was overweight and out of shape of the second fight.

He was unable to get off with his punches, was plodding around the round, and that allowed Joshua to easily outbox him over twelve rounds.

Before the rematch, and before he knew about the antics of Ruiz, Wilder had picked the Mexican boxer to win the rematch with another knockout.

"I was very disappointed in Andy Ruiz, maybe because I was so invested in it. I really wanted to see him really achieve greatness. Especially where he came from in boxing, almost getting evicted from his apartment. I don't know what eviction feels like -- and I never want to know what that feels like to be homeless -- but that was the verge that he was on, and an angel came and saved him. Gave him an opportunity, a GREAT opportunity to be a megastar [against Joshua]," Wilder told Steve Kim of ESPN.

"Ruiz beat him, knocked him out, knocked him down four times and got him out of there. He had the biggest fight of his life -- he let it all go [in the rematch]."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dariusz on 02-05-2020

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;20369487]I mention Kownacki as you think he's a legit top fighter who would beat the likes of Wilder and Whyte. Hell, you're so deranged, you probably think he beats AJ too. Haha. He's a complete bum who isn't even top…

Comment by SpeakerofFacts on 02-04-2020

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;20367975]A banger? Ruiz literally has 22 KOs in 33 fights. Just admit what the rest already know after witnessing the first fight; AJ truly has no chin. That’s ok. There have been many skilled heavyweights without a chin. However AJ…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 02-04-2020

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;20369163]Wilder has a glass chin, whereas AJ has a good chin. Wilder has been badly out on his feet by a love tap against Ortiz even though he can't punch for shlt. Not forgetting Wilder getting blitzed by a midget…

Comment by SpeakerofFacts on 02-04-2020

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;20367920]Wilder was hoping his biggest payday would lose and disappear. It's obvious who's ducking who. :lol1:[/QUOTE] You must be delusional. AJ just came out in multiple interviews about wanting to offer more trash contracts to Wilder instead of a…

Comment by SpeakerofFacts on 02-04-2020

[QUOTE=Benstino;20369398]So much fake emotions. He simply wanted Ruiz to win, cos he felt he would get the unification easy with fighting against ruiz. Dude has been and is still afraid of Joshua. So pathetic. There's no easy route to that…

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