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Deontay Wilder thinks unification fight with Andy Ruiz Jr would be ‘easier and more exciting’ than against Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder is only weeks away from fighting Luis Ortiz for a second time with his WBC heavyweight title on the line.

The Bronze Bomber was given a difficult time by the southpaw Cuban in their first encounter in March 2018 and much like he did in the rematch with Bermane Stiverne, Wilder is looking to prove a point the second time around.

Wilder, who is keen to unify the heavyweight division, believes a fight with Ruiz is more exciting than Joshua

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Wilder, who is keen to unify the heavyweight division, believes a fight with Ruiz is more exciting than Joshua

But, as is often the case in boxing, many fans are looking forward to the possible match-ups after his date with Ortiz.

Another man he is set to rematch is Tyson Fury, a man he drew with in late 2018.

They have February 22 pencilled in should everything go according to plan on both ends, but what about after that?

The natural conclusion would be a unification fight with either Andy Ruiz Jr or Anthony Joshua, who meet on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.

Ahead of his showdown with Ortiz, Wilder says a unification bout with Ruiz Jr is easier to make and a more exciting fight than AJ.

Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua quit in his big fight with Andy Ruiz Jr.

“In my opinion, I think it’s an even bigger fight, here between the two [champions], especially how [Ruiz Jr] he won the first time,” said Wilder. “It’s all going to determine if he’s able to win the second time.

“With Joshua, we tried many times to get that fight unfold and make a dream fight happen, you know for the fans to unify the division. To have one champion, one face, one name.

“As you can see that was a long process, a process where we had different markers being stretched. Once we completed, we had to do something else, we had to do this, we had to do that. It was a lot.

“This is a gladiator’s sport, this is a man’s sport and I’m a grown man and I don’t have time for games. Being that Ruiz is under the same stable as I, a much easier fight to make, and I think an even more exciting fight as well.”

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