Wilder: Ruiz exciting than Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder insists an undisputed fight with Andy Ruiz would be “even more exciting” than a long-awaited showdown with Anthony Joshua.Britain’s heavyweight star will attempt to regain the WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles from Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on December 7, after the Mexican’s stunning stoppage win in June.Wilder holds the last remaining WBC title and hopes for a repeat victory from Ruiz Jr, who is also guided by influential advisor Al Haymon, as the Alabama man believes it would be easier to agree a blockbuster battle for all the belts.“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.”Wilder risks his status as WBC champion in a rematch with Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on November 23, live on Sky Sports, with plans already in place for a second fight against Tyson Fury on February 22.But the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has questioned whether Fury will follow through the fight following the Brit’s recent appearance in WWE wrestling.“Fury, I don’t think he ever wanted the rematch,” said Wilder. “I can understand him running. He can run, run, run as far as he can.“But he’s got to remember, he signed the contract, and when you sign something. Anybody know that the pen is a silent warrior. You’re going to have to pay consequences of getting out of that.” Tags: Anthony Joshualast_img read more

Biles wins third gold in women’s vault

first_imgBy Pritha Sarkar | RIO DE JANEIROAll-around champion Simone Biles scooped her third gold medal at the Olympics when she soared to victory in the vault final yesterday.The American beat world champion Maria Paseka of Russia with a score of 15.966 from her two vaults. Paseka claimed silver and Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber pipped India’s Dipa Karmakar by 0.15 of a point to take bronze.Uzbekistan’s Oksana Chusovitina, bidding to become the oldest ever gymnast to win an Olympic medal at the age of 41, finished seventh out of the eight finalists after over-rotating on her Produnova.For Biles it seemed business as usual, with little over-the-top celebration as she captured the third of what could be a record haul of five golds.Biles said the win was especially satisfying as she has never won the vault in the world championships.“It was good, I feel very excited because having gone to worlds and having two silvers and a bronze it means a lot to me … It’s something that I wanted so badly,” she said.There was a little hop following her opening Amanar vault, a 2-1/2 twisting back somersault. When she launched into the air for a second time, she was foot perfect as she nailed the landing from her Cheng vault, a round off half turn into the table, followed by 1-1/2 twisting front somersault.An ear-to-ear grin and a high-five with coach Aimee Boorman completed another golden day for the 19-year-old who is proving to be an unbeatable force in Rio.Paseka, the silver medalist, told Reuters: “I could have done the second vault better. I want to be first of course, but I look at Simone and I understand at the moment she’s untouchable.”last_img read more