Oscar De La Hoya says he thinks former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr can KO Deontay Wilder of their combat that’s anticipated to happen probably in Might.
De La Hoya believes the previous WBC champion Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) can probably knock out Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) with a single headshot, however he’ll should be cautious that he doesn’t get caught.
It’s a kind of fights the place both man can get stopped, relying on which of the 2 lands first. What offers Wilder a very good shot of profitable is how cautious he’s now about getting hit.
He’s not as prepared to let his palms go as he used to after getting stopped twice by Tyson Fury. Because of this, Ruiz goes to should have a tough time attempting to land his highly effective combos as a result of is much more cell now than he was when Fury received to him.
The WBC ordered Wilder & Ruiz to combat in a title eliminator to find out the necessary for Fury’s belt.
Wilder desires the fourth combat with Fury as a result of he feels he was cheated in all three of them, and if he get one other alternative, he’ll take it out of the referee’s palms by placing him down lengthy sufficient to the place there aren’t any doubts.
To get that combat, Wilder should beat Ruiz as a result of Fury seemingly received’t trouble combating him once more with out being compelled.
“Not a handful, brother. Forty fights,” stated Oscar De La Hoya to Fighthype about Golden Boy Promotions, having promoted Deontay Wilder for a lot of his profession.
“That’s a very good combat. I like Deontay. He’s a one-punch banger who can knock you out with both hand. However Ruiz is a fighter who you have a look at him, and also you’re like, ‘Nah, he can’t beat me,’ and what does he do? He beats the perfect.
“He knocked out Anthony Joshua, which was the shock of the century. I believe Andy Ruiz can do the identical factor to Deontay if he catches him. Deontay is a really completely different fighter from Joshua.
“He’s a better fighter; he’s a extra passionate fighter. Deontay is smarter. He can use his distance He has that highly effective jab, proper hand. The one factor that worries me is the chin of Deontay.
“So if Ruiz catches him, it’s lights out. Everyone is aware of that, however he has to catch him. I believe it’s going to be a very good combat,” stated De La Hoya concerning the Wilder vs. Ruiz match.