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Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted the Olympic Gold medalist could retire from boxing if he wins his rematch with Andy Ruiz.
On June 1, Mexican boxer beat Joshua at Madison Square Garden (New York) to win IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.
“Yeah sure, the only focus for AJ is to win the fight against Ruiz,” the Matchroom Boxing chief told Boxing Social.
“I think if Ruiz was to win, then [Al] Haymon will probably try and make the fight with Wilder ASAP. If AJ was to win, who knows what he’s going to do, he might retire, who knows. All the focus is just on beating Andy Ruiz and AJ becoming the unified world heavyweight champ again, for the third time.”
Joshua will be able to bring back his title in their rematch, which is set for December 7, in Saudi Arabia.