Eddie Hearn still wants to make Whyte vs Ruiz
Now that everything is starting to get back to some form of normality, some of the major boxing entities are looking to dust off their banners and get these fighters back into the ring. There is no denying the impact that this recent crisis has had on the sport in every aspect.
British promoter Eddie Hearn, like his promotional counterparts, has been innovative in finding ways to keep fans tuned in until the sport resumes. Furthermore, doing a live videofeed, he still showed enthusiasm about wanting to make a fight between former unified heavyweight champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (33-2, 22ko) and WBC mandatory challenger Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18ko).
THE BACKDROP STORY
During lockdown, fighters were all over social media venting at each other. When it comes to Ruiz and Whyte, they let the words fly and made it clear that the gloves were off.
The Body Snatcher was trying to get a fight with the former first Mexican heavyweight champion. Although both teams were communicating, nothing materialized in the form of a fight. Furthermore, the WBC mandatory challenger had to defend his honor when the former unified champion posted a rather cryptic tweet. Giving the appearance that the British heavyweight never sent a fight contract, it ultimately was a play on numbers referring to an amount for five million when Whyte proved the offer was for four million.
Hold on, we are nowhere near the end. This was just the tip of the iceberg.
Of course, this didn’t go unanswered. When doing a livefeed on a podcast featuring British promoter Eddie Hearn, The Body Snatcher clapped back with a savage comment when his promoter mentioned Ruiz’s name.
“Forget Andy Ruiz! Andy Ruiz got a big fight with diabetes at the minute! Not type 1, type2, the bad one!”
STILL WANTING THE FIGHT
Hearn has a thing about making this fight for some reason and during his livefeed on social media, he explained why.
“I think like, if you said to me like the heavyweight match-ups, obviously AJ against Fury. But Dillian Whyte against Andy Ruiz I think is such an unbelievable fight.”
Hearn could have a valid point. Since laying that huge egg losing the titles in the rematch with Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21ko), Ruiz has made some potential good changes to his team. Moreover, he joined up with boxing’s biggest earner Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso.
The body snatcher has been adamant about wanting his long-overdue world title fight, if he is victorious against former title contender Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24ko). However, in this sport, stranger things have happened so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Hearn gets his wish.
By: Garrisson Bland