Deontay Wilder has sent an offer out for his next fight according to his trainer Malik Scott.
Wilder returned to the ring last October for the first time since back-to-back defeats to Tyson Fury and hasn’t been seen inside the ropes since. That night he dispatched of Finnish heavyweight, Robert Helenius, with a trademark right hand inside the very first round.
After that victory the WBC officially ordered ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to face Andy Ruiz Jr as a final eliminator for a shot at the green and gold belt, currently held by ‘The Gypsy King’.
Talks dragged on and then appeared to go completely quiet, with hopes of the fight fizzling out amongst fans.
However, Scott, who has trained Wilder since the second Fury fight, has taken to social media to confirm an offer has been sent to ‘The Destroyer’ and that the ball is now ‘in his court’.
TIMES UP: We doing our part and we sent you a helluva offer. Andy Ruiz Jr the ball is in your court now, let’s get it signed and sealed.
Ruiz also hasn’t seen much ring action of late, with his last fight being 10 months ago in a close decision victory against Cuban, Luis Ortiz.
Wilder will be taking a huge gamble taking on one of the top contenders before a proposed money spinning bout with Anthony Joshua at the end of the year.
Saudi Arabia have made no secret of the fact they are planning to host a heavyweight mega card in December which would not only feature Wilder vs ‘AJ’, but also the undisputed fight between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The Joshua fight would undoubtedly be the highest payday of Wilder’s career, so whether he’s serious about risking that by taking on the former champion, Ruiz, remains to be seen.