Deontay Wilder should axe plans to fight Tyson Fury a third time and take on Andy Ruiz instead.
That is according to Fury’s coach Andy Lee, who believes the Bronze Bomber might be making a mistake in ordering an immediate rematch with the Gypsy King.
Fury stripped Wilder of his WBC title in stunning fashion last month in Las Vegas and the American has already activated the trilogy fight.
Speaking about Wilder’s decision, Lee said he was surprised the heavyweight’s team backed his desire to jump right back in the ring with Fury.
He told Boxing Social: ‘I am surprised him and his advisers have taken it. I’m sure his ego wants that fight.
‘I think there should be someone saying let’s fight Ruiz or somebody else and come back and fight Tyson again. Let him build a little bit more.
‘But a champion wants to get it back straight away and he’s got that champion mind-set.
‘He has made excuses but who knows what was really going on when he was training for the fight.
‘Maybe it will be a better performance, but I just can’t see how he’s going to change that. Tyson’s only going to get better at what he’s doing.’
Wilder has vowed to come back stronger and has blamed his defeat on a heavy walk-out costume – much to the confusion of the boxing world.
Andy Ruiz is planning his comeback this summer after losing his world titles to Anthony Joshua last December.
The Mexican has two possible opponents lined up, Adam Kownacki or Chris Arreola, but called out Fury after his victory over Wilder.
‘I think Tyson Fury did what he had to do, he stuck to the game-plan. I’m pretty sure he could do it again and I could do it too so, if they pick me, I’m here and I’m ready,’ he said.
‘(Wilder’s) legs were weak, they were wobbly, even other punches that he tried to throw, they didn’t have a lot of power so I think Tyson Fury did an awesome job.
‘I was really shocked because I thought Deontay Wilder was going to win. I just want a shot with Tyson Fury as well.’
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