Malik Scott: “I Want Andy Ruiz Next For Gerald Washington!”

Can Gerald Washington Pull Andy Ruiz into the Ring?

Malik Scott wants Andy Ruiz vs Gerald Washington next
Malik Scott wants Andy Ruiz vs Gerald Washington next | credit: Rex

Malik Scott Wants Andy Ruiz vs Gerald Washington Next!


After a little over a year and a half of inactivity, heavyweight fighter Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-5-1, 13 KO’s) is headed back to the ring. In that prizefight, Washington will test his might against Derek “War” Chisora (33-13, 23 KO’s) on the undercard of Joshua versus Helenius. Aside from the lengthy stretch of time on the sidelines, Washington, 40, is attempting to rebound from back-to-back losses. Despite the recent turbulence in his career, Washington’s chief second, Malik Scott, hopes to see his fighter face Andy Ruiz.

While he is certainly not looking past Chisora, Scott believes that if victorious, El Gallo Negro can establish himself as a major player in the division.

“After he beats Chisora, I have interest in him fighting Andy Ruiz. I want Andy Ruiz next for Gerald Washington!”

ROCKY PAST

On the surface of things, Washington very well could propel himself into a collision with Ruiz if he were to defeat Chisora. Yet, if we are being honest, this should be a tough ask. While Chisora has almost three times the losses of El Gallo Negro, as of late he has fought the better competition.

Over the past three years, War has danced with Kubrat Pulev, Joseph Parker (twice), former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. And with the exception of Fury, Chisora heard the final bell with all of them. Conversely, Washington has been stopped in all five of his losses. So if going by this metric, the safe bet is El Gallo Negro being flattened in the middle to late rounds.

A ROLL OF THE DICE

Provided that Malik Scott is correct, and Washington shines come fight night, then he very should be a solid opponent for Ruiz. As Chisora has proven himself to be a sturdy opponent for just about all his in-ring foes, a win over him would show that Washington is more than hope and fleeting wishes.

So let’s see what version of Gerald Washington comes to the ring on August 12. Will he turn back the hands of time in one last title run, or extended his current loss streak to three? In any event, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the aftermath.

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