Deontay Wilder has grown increasingly frustrated with Andy Ruiz Jr during protracted fight negotiations this last month, and now he has sent a big warning to the former unified heavyweight champion.
Wilder has fought just once since his two losses to Tyson Fury back in October 2021, and that was a one-round blow out of Robert Helenius in October of the following year.
The Bronzer Bomber now believes that Ruiz’s promotional ties with Al Hayman and PBC will be cut altogether if he doesn’t sign a contract to fight the Alabama big man.
Speaking to 78SPORTSTV, he explains why and how.
“Let’s tell the truth about Andy Ruiz. We know he was about to go broke, he was a day away from eviction from his house] and we, Al Haymon, cause I’m in his team, we saved him. We signed him to fight me, to keep me busy.
The way he’s doing it, he’s going to end his career, he’s going to run it straight into the ground
I can tell you right now if this deal falls through, this is going to be the best [opportunity] that they ever get, if this deal falls through with him, you’ll never see him again in the boxing scene, especially now on PBC.
Truth be told, I’m sick and tired of blessing these fighters not showing gratitude to me. They’re not being thankful enough.”
As the window of opportunity for this fight to be made narrows, talk has been hotting up of Wilder securing an epic match-up against Anthony Joshua.
Eddie Hearn has confirmed it would take place in Saudi Arabia in December this year, or January next, with Oleksandr Usyk on the same bill, likely against his IBF mandatory, Filip Hrgovic.