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Deontay Wilder pulling for Andy Ruiz to beat Anthony Joshua a second time

Wilder says Joshua will be facing the same demons in his upcoming rematch with Ruiz.

With Deontay Wilder scheduled to defend his WBC strap in a rematch with Luis Ortiz this weekend, there will be another heavyweight title fight taking place just a few weeks after between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua. In this video interview with our friends at Fight Hub TV, Wilder breaks down his thoughts on the Ruiz-Joshua rematch.

Wilder on Ruiz-Joshua II taking place just a couple weeks after his rematch with Ortiz:

“That’s gonna be another great fight as well. Of course we on the same stable. You know, I’m definitely rooting for him to do what he set out to do and did the first time...He’s coming back and finishing the job. For me, that’s what I see. He got all the momentum going for him.

“It’s the way that he beat Joshua. People are not understanding. Not only is Ruiz a good fighter, but it was the way he beat Joshua. That’s what makes me go for him. There’s no other thing in my mind that points me away from [Ruiz] not winning this rematch. I don’t care what Joshua goes in camp and does correct or whatever. Those same things are still gonna be there, it ain’t going nowhere...

“[Joshua’s] gonna be fighting his demons, I think he’s gonna be fighting too many demons because they don’t really come out with the truth about certain things. You hear rumors about sparring, you hear rumors about in the dressing room — all these things can be a big distraction, to knock you off your game. But I’m wishing Ruiz well and after that we can finally get a one champion, a one face, and a one name. And it’ll be a easy fight to make because of the situation and the circumstances that we’re both in, with being under the same stable. So I’m definitely Team Ruiz all the way.”

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