Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed the reason why an all American clash with Deontay Wilder has not yet materialised and says when it does the American will “get what he deserves”.
Ruiz and Wilder have been in talks for a fight on and off since the beginning of the year, however it seems little progress has been made despite the teams going back and forth for such a long time.
And ‘The Destroyer’ explained to Make A Move that it is the age old problem of money that has prevented he and Wilder from getting in the ring so far.
“It’s because of the money situation. They’re trying to take all of the money – literally! They’re trying to take all the money.”
“I don’t know where they’re getting this $25 million or whatever, I just want a fair offer. I don’t want them to lowball me, everyone tries to lowball the Mexican guys.”
“Not this time, not this butterbean. Ain’t nobody going to diss this butterbean, he’s going to get what he deserves and best believe I’m f***ing winning when it’s happening.”
Ruiz’ career has stagnated somewhat since his historic upset over Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden back in 2019, and he has not fought once this year.
There was talk of the Mexican American getting a shot at WBC world heavyweight Tyson Fury, however accusations arose surfaced that Ruiz was asking for too much money.
Wilder too has been incredibly inactive, having not boxed since his one round demolition of Robert Helenius last October.
There had been hopes that he would fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, however this looks to be off the table for now.