If he ever receives the opportunity, heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte believes that he’s got the proper tools and strategies to overcome and defeat the current IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO champion, Andy Ruiz.
Last month, Ruiz shocked the sport with a seventh round stoppage of Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
He dropped Joshua four times before the contest was waved off by the referee.
Whyte returns to the ring on July 20th, when he faces undefeated Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London, live on DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office.
Whyte watched Joshua-Ruiz with a lot of interest and found the necessary gaps he could exploit.
“With Andy Ruiz, you’ve got to get the double jab going. Good speed, good double. You know he’s going to come forward and you need to be patient. Take your time and walk him onto the big punches,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“You can’t just go out there and throw a big single against him, because he’s experienced, he’s had over 30 fights. He’ll see the big singles coming. You’ve got to set him up, back up a bit, use your range against him. Let him walk you down and clock him with a shot when he’s not expecting it. He only closed the distance quick against Joshua because Joshua tried to trade. Listen, you don’t go into a fight and start trading with someone shorter than you, with quick hands straight away like that. No, you’ve got to try and get yourself going, be a bit patient.
“You might not win the first one or two rounds. It’s Joshua’s thing, he always tries to win the first two or three rounds, and that’s his downfall. Patience is key. You start mixing it with him on your terms when you’re ready. Don’t let him force you to mix and that’s what Joshua did, Joshua started mixing with him too early.”