Ruiz Wants Wilder Next: “I Want To Be Champion Again; Let’s Get It On!”

"Destroyer" Ruiz Issues a Challenge to Deontay Wilder!

Andy Ruiz calls out Deontay Wilder
Andy Ruiz (L), Deontay Wilder (Credit: AP)

Andy Ruiz Challenges The Bronze Bomber to Combat!

Former unified heavyweight champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (35-2, 22KO) stepped in the ring with two-time title challenger Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (33-3, 28KO) and walked away victorious after scoring three knockdowns. The Destroyer has now shifted focus onto former WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KO).


It seems a lifetime ago when Ruiz Jr upset the boxing world by stopping former unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua in 2019. In the rematch, Ruiz’s performance was uninspiring, to put it mildly, as the boxing community criticized how lethargic he fought en route to losing the belts.

In the aftermath of his poor outing in the rematch, Ruiz had to endure heavy scrutiny after reports surfaced he barely trained. Wilder even jumped down his throat calling his actions unprofessional. Ruiz later vowed to do better, knowing he disappointed so many fans. In his most recent match, the three knockdowns over Ortiz proved the difference-maker for Ruiz in a WBC title eliminator.


In August, Team Ruiz expressed a desire to fight Wilder, providing both of them are victorious. The former WBC champion has a showdown with Robert Helenius on October 15. With Wilder in the building, Ruiz doubled down on wanting the fight during the post-fight interview.

“I’m hungry, I want to be champion again and bring that belt back to Mexico […] God willing, he wins against Robert in October. You know me and him are in the same organization. I want to thank Al Haymon, he can make this fight happen, and let’s do it, let’s get it on!”

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."