Deontay Wilder to Face Former Heavyweight Champion in His Next Fight
- Former heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder is set to enter the ring this year
- Wilder's next fight is projected to take place between March and April 2023
- The 37-year-old is expected to face Andy Ruiz Jr. for number one contender
Deontay Wilder's trainer, Malik Scott has disclosed that the American boxer will most likely face Andy Ruiz Jr. in his next fight.
The 'Bronze Bomber' delivered a devastating blow to the Finnish boxer, Robert Helenius in the first round and won the WBC eliminator fight last year.
Wilder is now billed to fight Ruiz or a mystery opponent, after another failed negotiation between Anthony Joshua and his team.
"It's down to the mystery opponent and Andy Ruiz Jr. Since AJ had made up his mind and does not want to fight Deontay right now, we're down to Andy Ruiz and the mystery guy," Scott told Best Sports Betting Canada via Marca.
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Scott believes the mystery fighter is not as guaranteed as fighting Ruiz.
"If you're looking at it from the business perspective, it's most likely going to be the mandatory shot, Ruiz."
Marca also reported that Wilder's next bout is set to be scheduled between March and April this year.
Wilder calls out AJ
Wilder called out Anthony Joshua for a fight, with the American adding he would love to duel with the Nigerian-British boxer in America.
The two giants are currently among the greatest boxers in the world, going by their records at the time of the challenge.
AJ recently lost his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, with the Ukranian triumphing again despite the odds going the other way.
AJ is ready for Wilder
Sports Brief earlier reported that AJ says the Wilder fight will happen before the Nigerian-English man retires from professional boxing.
AJ and the Bronze Bomber have been touted to take on each other on several occasions, but have yet to reach any agreement.
A former two-time IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO title holder, Joshua is billed to return in 2023 after losing back-to-back to Ukraine’s Usyk.