Andy Ruiz Jr takes swipe at Dillian Whyte after heavyweight got ‘knocked the f*** out’

Andy Ruiz Jr has taken a swipe at heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte after his brutal knock-out defeat to Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

The Brit risked his mandatory shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC world heavyweight title by taking on the dangerous Povetkin at Matchroom Boxing’s final installment of Fight Camp at Eddie Hearn’s mansion.

Despite having his Russian opponent on the canvas twice in the opening rounds, Whyte was then caught with a devastating uppercut in the fifth which saw Povetkin grab a shock win.

Whyte’s chances of facing Fury anytime soon now look incredibly slim and Ruiz Jr was delighted by the result.

“I was so happy that Whyte f****** got his ass knocked the f*** out,” Ruiz said in a video.



Andy Ruiz took much pleasure from Dillian Whyte's shock defeat
Andy Ruiz took much pleasure from Dillian Whyte’s shock defeat

“You know why? Because he doesn’t have respect for the fighters, that’s what gets me p***** off.”

Ruiz had reacted immediately to Povetkin’s win by posting a laughing emoji face on Twitter.

The former world champion has not fought since losing his titles to Anthony Joshua in December after de-throning him just six months earlier.

He has previously made no bones about his desire to wanting to face Whyte, stating he would “shut him up”.



Whyte was caught with a hard left uppercut from Povetkin which settled the contest
Whyte was caught with a hard left uppercut from Povetkin which settled the contest

Such a meeting could now be in the offing somewhere down the line as Whyte looks to recover from his defeat.

First up for him will be a rematch with Povetkin before he can turn his attentions elsewhere.

Asked if it was a mistake fighting Povetkin rather than waiting for a shot at Fury, Whyte said: “I have no regrets” before adding: “In the rematch, I will handle business.”

Povetkin now takes up Whyte’s mandatory challenger status but stands little chance of forcing a fight with Fury before Joshua gets a crack at The Gypsy King.

Eddie Hearn stated he would attempt to arrange a rematch between Whyte and Povetkin before the end of the year, and Joshua has backed his fellow Brit to bounce back.

“This is just a blip in the career,” Joshua said. “People are going to talk all sorts of stuff about Dillian.

“Dillian is a fighter, I stick with him as a fighter and say, ‘dust yourself off, get back up, and go again.'”

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