Mexican world champion in the heavyweight WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO Andy Ruiz said he did not intend to fight with Briton Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz wants the fight took place in the United States.
Ruiz insists that a rematch with Briton Joshua will be on his terms.
I know what everyone is talking about our encounter. Soon there will be real news. The fight will take place in the near future. Will Joshua’s revenge? Yes, of course, we’ll give him a rematch. But it will be on my terms. We intend to fight in the United States.
Afraid of me, Joshua? Of course. Why do you think he’s trying to arrange a fight in Saudi Arabia? I already said that I don’t have any advantage in the United States. In any event, the rematch will take place in the near future said Ruiz.
As you know, a rematch Ruiz, Joshua will officially take place on December 7 in Saudi Arabia at the arena in Riyadh. This decision was taken by the teams of boxers. It is not known whether it is possible to change the venue of the match, as stated Ruiz.
The first fight between the boxers was held on 2 June. Joshua four times has been knocked down, and the referee decided to stop the fight in the seventh round.
For Anthony this is the first defeat in his career, he won 22 fights including Wladimir Klitschko, which has become an absolute world champion. For the British it was the first fight in the United States.
29-year-old Andy Ruiz Jr. spent 33 matches and lost only once (to Joseph Parker for the title of WBO).