Eddie Hearn says he’s been in frequent conversations with Al Haymon about a fight between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Dillian Whyte for a fight that would take place in the U.S.
Hearn told IFL TV they made Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs) a really nice offer that has got their attention for a fight against Whyte (27-1 18 KOs).
“There’s been a lot of conversations in the last 48 hours with Al Haymon’s guys and Ruiz,” said Hearn on a fight between the Mexican and his guy Whyte. “I made them an offer to fight in the UK. then I had a meeting with DAZN, where they loved that fight for the U.S. So I went back with a real chunky offer for Ruiz, and it got everybody’s attention.”
“Yes, for the U.S,” said Hearn about the location. “Look, he wants a lot of money, and he didn’t want to come to the UK for Joshua fight. I’d stick that Whyte-Ruiz probably in Vegas or LA. It’s a big fight. Possibly New York. But you can see Dillian fight Povetkin and Ruiz.”
“The aim is still a world title shot for Whyte, and that’s why we have to make sure with the WBC we’re in a great position to get the winner of the Wilder-Fury 1 or 2, even if it has to be 2,” said Hearn .