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04th Jun 2019

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch will happen this winter

Eddie Hearn has said that having spoken to Anthony Joshua and his trainer, there will be a rematch between AJ and Ruiz this winter

Reuben Pinder

AJ vs Ruiz part II is on the cards

Eddie Hearn has said that a rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz will take place this winter at a venue to be confirmed shortly.

The promoter said he had met with Joshua and his trainer following his defeat to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, they have triggered the rematch clause in the contract.

“After meetings with AJ, Rob Mc and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jnr. The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly,” Hearn tweeted.

Joshua suffered a shock defeat – his first ever – to Ruiz in New York by knockout, but responded in a classy manner, saying “this is Andy’s night, congratulations Champ.”

The Watford-born boxer will have the chance to avenge his defeat to the Mexican this winter.