Chris Arreola has taken losses to both Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr – meaning he’s more qualified than most to predict how a fight between the two might go.
Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz are on a collision course. Both men lost their world titles to British heavyweights in Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Since then, they’ve made successful comebacks to the sport – Ruiz recently beating Luis Ortiz, and Wilder coming off the back off an extremely impressive first round knockout of Robert Helenius.
The WBC have now ordered the pair to face off in a fight that will see Wilder’s devastating power pitted against Ruiz Jr’s incredible hand speed and quick counterpunching. Chris Arreola lost to Wilder via KO and Ruiz by decision. Speaking to FightHype.com, he gave his prediction – and his mind is made up.
“He [Wilder] beat my ass.”
“Wilder wins. [I said that] real quick. The reason being because I fought Andy [Ruiz]. No disrespect to him, he won the fight – he didn’t beat me. He won the fight, but he didn’t beat me. The scorecards were f**king horse sh*t. And, let’s be honest man, I was hitting him with jabs and right hands. If Wilder hits him with jabs and right hands like I was hitting him with, he’s gonna put him out.”
“Andy can’t stay on the outside with Wilder. Wilder is proficient from the outside. So, it’s a fight that Andy has to go inside and make the fight happen. I wish him all the best of luck and I hope that fight happens, because I want to watch it.”
Now that the WBC have ordered the fight, and given that both men are represented by PBC, there should be no obstacles in the way of it being made next. If so, the two former world champions will battle it out to be next in line for a shot at Tyson Fury’s title