While the fight between former world champion Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder is expected to take place in 2023, there are still no details about the fight.
Both boxers have won their Semi-WBC eliminations.
Last month, Ruiz scored two rounds to secure a twelve-round decision over Luis Ortiz in a WBC elimination. And earlier this month, Wilder crushed Robert Helenius humiliatingly in one round in a WBC elimination.
According to the WBC order, Wilder and Ruiz are now on course to clash in the final – guaranteeing the winner of the world title.
However, Andres Ruiz, Andy’s father and manager, is clear about who they want.
“There is nothing [official]… We have until December to decide who will fight. But Wilder is the one we want,” the elder Ruiz told Izquierdazo.
And while Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, said he was not interested in the fight, Andy’s team remained confident.
“I think Wilder wants it [unified champion Oleksandr] I’m sorry [Anthony] Joshua said he is not interested, but we hope that the fight will take place because they will make it mandatory,” said Ruiz Sr.
The Mexican-American still has one fight left on his contract with the Premier Boxing Champions, but there is no rush to declare The Destroyer’s next opponent.
Is undefeated Cuban boxer Frank Sanchez an option if Wilder drops out?
“There is one more fight (with PBC) and they have not told me who we will fight with. It can also be with other Cubans, with Frank Sanchez, but we will see who they want to put him with,” said Ruiz Sr.
Ruiz is looking to return to the ring in May – against Wilder or another big name in the weight division.