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Deontay Wilder And Andy Ruiz Jr. Beef In Public Over Money

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Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr. seem to still be embroiled in negotiations with Ruiz Jr. allegedly refusing to sign for a lower percentage split of the purse.

Negotiating is becoming a rapidly lost art in the sport of boxing which requires negotiations to occur for fights to be able to be made. However, American heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr. seem to not understand the point of negotiations, and the need to keep details of these talks private.

The issue seems to stem around money, with Andy Ruiz Jr. (35-2, 22 KO’s) demanding a higher purse split while Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KO’s) wants the split to remain as it. Regardless of what either fighter wants, active negotiations are supposed to be kept private so a viable result can be reached. Talks between both parties still appear to be ongoing as Ruiz Jr.’s team seems to be trying to negotiate a better split for their fighter, but a positive conclusion seems unlikely to be reached with Wilder’s team refusing to budge on their offer.

What you mean I’m scared bro, I ain’t scared of nobody. The only person I’m scared of is the man up above. You want to talk about money, you want to talk about respect, are you gonna blow my brains out? Bro, you’re gonna have diarrhea before you step into that ring.” Andy Ruiz Jr. stated through social media.

Hey, Andy. Bro. we don’t have to keep doing all this back and forth, you know that right? I think you stalling a little bit or something but bro, hey, put that pen to that paper, sign that contract. That’s all you got to do, nothing else.” Deontay Wilder replied with his own video.

Ain’t no need to be going back and forth doing all this talking, man, on this social media. I’m about business and I want action to happen so bad that the quicker you sign that paper, the quicker I can get to knock you out.

Deontay Wilder is further linked with fighting Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KO’s) in December, but Wilder’s own team has noticeably been unwilling to share much info with the public surrounding this apparent fight that hasn’t yet been announced. If true, however, a fight with Ruiz Jr. would be a heavy risk for Wilder to take if he is set to face Joshua in the winter of this year.

Neither have yet revealed what the percentage split in their bout contracts are.