Andy Ruiz To Deontay Wilder: “I Ain’t Scared Of Nobody! Let’s Get It”

Andy Ruiz Looking For The Check!

Collage of Andy Ruiz Deontay Wilder
Andy Ruiz | Deontay Wilder (Credit: Associated Press)

Andy Ruiz Tell Deontay Wilder He Is Not Scared!

When former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KO’s) last spoke to Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz (35-2, 22 KO’s) his message was simple. In short, Wilder directed Ruiz to either accept the offered fight terms given or leave him alone. Evidently, The Destroyer chose to do neither. To illustrate this point, Ruiz took to his social media to emphasize he does want the fight and he still wants a nice payday to go with it.

“What you mean I am scared? I ain’t scared of nobody! The only person I am scared of is the man up above. You want to talk about money, you want to talk about respect, you are going to blow my brains out…lets make this shit happen!

“I’m trying to get this, I am trying to humble your ass down man. Let’s just be fair, be reasonable, let’s tell Al Haymon to cut the check and let’s show everybody what we are about. I’m here to win baby, it’s not about the money, I am here to fucking win [and] become champion again! Let’s get it!”

Andy Ruiz – Former Unified Heavyweight Champion


From his position, Wilder is not worried about what Ruiz may choose to do. Technically, The Bronze Bomber is already slated to face Anthony Joshua in a huge showdown in Dubai later this year. However, that match will only take place if Joshua defeats Dillian Whyte in his next fight. If Joshua finds himself on the losing end of that duel then Wilder is out of a huge payday of his own. Obviously, Wilder will be very locked into the outcome of that August 12 dust-up.

Provided that Ruiz does not face Wilder next, he does find himself in something of a trick bag. Ranked #1 (WBO), #2 (WBC) and #7 (IBF) he is at the upper echelon of the division, which is good. What’s not good is all the belt holding champions Oleksandr Usyk, Daniel Dubois, Tyson Fury and Zheili Zhang are tied up with fights. His fellow compatriots housed within the top five and ten, outside of Wilder, don’t have the selling appeal that he wants. And almost certainly won’t provide the manner of purse that he appears to be looking for.

He says he’s not concerned about the money, but that is the only thing apparently holding up production. So, unless he can pull some sort of rabbit out of his hat. Ruiz must ask himself: is %25 of a big fight better than the zero dollars that come with sitting on the sidelines? Only time will tell and 3Kings Boxing will relay the news. 

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