Dillian Whyte has taken to Twitter to prove that Andy Ruiz Jr did, in fact, receive a substantial offer to fight him.
Whyte is slated to fight Alexander Povetkin in his next bout but was previously touted to come up against former world champion Ruiz before negotiations were ultimately unsuccessful.
‘The Bodysnatcher’ had said that Ruiz was offered $5 million to do battle on his turf and the Mexican heavyweight denied that was the case by calling him out on Twitter.
Whyte, however, hit back with concrete evidence that there was a big offer on the table. He sent a screenshot of an email from Eddie Hearn to Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, who has Ruiz under his banner.
The email was a $4 million offer, while it also contains Hearn’s text to Whyte suggesting how he should respond to Ruiz. Whyte posted the texts and email in a typically frank tweet to his heavyweight rival.
Last month, Whyte claimed Ruiz turned down two offers for a fight and wanted an easy fight to come back into after losing his belts to Anthony Joshua.
“Andy Ruiz didn’t want it,” Whyte told IFLTV, via Metro.
“So Povetkin stepped up to the plate, as we knew he would because he’s a warrior.’We sent them two offers, they didn’t accept the offers so that’s his problem.
“He didn’t want to take two dangerous fights back-to-back. ‘He wanted a warm-up fight. I think he’s going to fight Chris Arreola, who is like a thousand years old.”
Whyte remains the mandatory challenger for the WBC championship, currently held by Tyson Fury, and is slated to finally get his opportunity in February 2021 if he beats Povetkin in his next fight.
The bout was scheduled to take place at May 2nd but the card at the Manchester Arena has since been moved to July due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.