DILLIAN WHYTE has branded Andy Ruiz Jr a ‘waste man’ after the former champion’s comeback win over Chris Arreola.
The new slimmed-down Ruiz Jr, two stone lighter than in his defeat to Anthony Joshua 18 months ago, won a fascinating 12-rounder on points in Los Angeles at the weekend.
But Whyte was not impressed, blasting Ruiz Jr’s performance on social media.
He said: “Andy ‘Destroyer’, you are a waste man.
“You couldn’t stop Chris. Chris is light work now. S****t.”
Whyte’s war of words could pave the way for a potential fight between the pair, who both have eyes on current heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
As for Ruiz Jr’s fight with Arreola, the 31-year-old revved up his lightning-quick hands early on but found himself on one knee in the second round.
A slick one-two from Arreola, 40, opened the door to a huge shock.
Another scare in the third demanded Ruiz Jr rediscover his brawler’s mentality and he ended the round in blistering fashion.
The next couple of rounds went to Ruiz Jr before an energetic round six tired Arreola, who was then held back by a shoulder injury and swollen left eye.
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And the ex-champ came out on top to take a points decision victory, 117-110, 118-109 and 118-109.
Meanwhile, Whyte is back in the top three of Ring Magazine’s heavyweight rankings following his victory over Alexander Povetkin.
He is ahead of Luis Ortiz and Joseph Parker, who narrowly beat Derek Chisora on Saturday, with Ruiz Jr in 6th.