Ruiz Wants Wilder Fight After Joshua Rematch

Ruiz  Wants Wilder Fight After Joshua Rematch

Andy Ruiz says a fight with close friend Deontay Wilder is his target next year, if he gets past Anthony Joshua for a second time.

The ‘Destroyer’ shocked the boxing world by beating AJ at short notice in June, putting him on the canvas four times.

Ruiz has the chance to retain his titles in the December 7 rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Should the Mexican prove that the first bout was no fluke, he will be the man everyone wants to fight in 2020.

But if Ruiz had to choose one match-up for next year, it would be WBC champion Wilder.

“My focus is on December 7 and I need to win that fight about Anthony Joshua and that’s the most important fight right now,” he told iFL TV.

“But I would love to fight Wilder, even though he’s a good friend of mine.

“Me and him control the heavyweight division, we’re in the same team as well and we’re both signed by Al Hayman.

“I’d love to fight him.”

Ruiz would also fancy himself against Tyson Fury or former adversary Joseph Parker.

“Or maybe Tyson Fury,” he continued.

“I’d love to get the rematch with Joseph Parker.

“Because I wasn’t really prepared for that fight and I kind of trained myself for that fight and look I almost won.

“So I know I could get that win.”

Ruiz’s only defeat so far in his professional career came against New Zealander Parker, who won the fight on points.

But many people believed home advantage was the only reason Parker got the decision.

The Kiwi fighter was due to fight Dereck Chisora recently but was forced to pull out due to a bizarre spider bite.

“I wanted to see the fight with him and Chisora,” Ruiz added.

“I was really looking forward to that fight because Chisora did really well against David Price.

“So respect to all fighters because we all risk our lives inside the ring.”

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