Since losing his rematch with Anthony Joshua in 2019, the Mexican heavyweight has been attempting to regain momentum in his career. When he faces Luis Ortiz in September, Ruiz Jr. will be looking to advance even farther in his quest for the top spot after narrowly defeating Chris Arreola in a lackluster performance last year.
The only championship in his career that he has not yet captured is the WBC heavyweight title, which Ruiz Jr. plans to challenge for in the future. Despite losing his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury, Wilder presently holds the No. 1 contender spot inside the organization. And Ruiz Jr is confident that his dedication to training will pay off in his quest to regain the top spot.
“We’re actually training hard. If I win [against Ortiz], I would want to fight Wilder if he comes out of retirement,” Ruiz Jr told FightHype. “[Wilder] was kind of saying that he didn’t want to come back, and makes more money outside of the ring than inside the ring.”
“That kind of showed that he doesn’t really want to and I don’t blame him. All the hard work and dedication that he has put in over the years. He accomplished a lot and was a champion for so many years. I can’t blame him.”