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Eddie Hearn makes worrying Anthony Joshua admission after Andy Ruiz Jr defeat

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Andy Ruiz Jr caused one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing by stopping Anthony Joshua in seven rounds to inflict his first defeat and win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted that his boxer will never be the same again.

“This will eat him up bad,” Hearn said at the post-fight press conference. “Some fighters lose and fight back, some never come back the same.”

A rematch is now likely to take place in October or November later this year, where Joshua will get the chance to win his belts back.

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