Fox Deportes’ Héctor Cantú brought us the latest on former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. yesterday. “The Destroyer,” who acknowledges that he was “somewhat rusty” towards Chris Arreola this previous Could, is reportedly in talks with each Luis Ortiz and Dillian Whyte for a possible battle in September.
Cantú stresses that nothing’s finalized but, and it’s most likely greatest to not get your hopes up. Ruiz (34-2, 22 KO) and Ortiz (32-2, 27 KO) have been linked to a potential fight last year, however Ortiz ended up smashing the hapless Alexander Flores instead whereas Ruiz waited till this 12 months to beat a tougher-than-expected Chris Arreola. Whyte (28-2, 19 KO) has been speaking up a possible return to the States, but his target is reportedly Jermaine Franklin.
Plus, contemplating the WBC’s ceaseless quest to screw “The Physique Snatcher” over at each flip, Whyte might not need to take an actual threat. Which, you understand, truthful play.
I’ll be crossing my fingers for Ruiz vs. Ortiz; the heavyweight division wants a compelling matchup proper now after the stream of rubbish it’s oozed out these previous couple months.