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Eddie Hearn: “I think I know where Joshua-Ruiz rematch is heading”


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Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has a very good idea on where his company will stage the anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz.

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and former IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight-boxing champion Joshua was knocked out in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden Saturday night by massive betting odds underdog Ruiz Jr. The rematch is slated to take place on a December date.

“I know, I think, where the fight is going, but I just have to wait for some paperwork to be tied up and then we’ll make an announcement,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“Cardiff is still a major option. We have two or three other options around the world for neutral venues. Neutral venues would give us a lot less headache with Andy Ruiz, but if it’s Wales, it’s Wales, and that’s where the fight will be. But we’re just waiting for some paperwork to be tied up and then [Ruiz] will be alerted as to where that venue is.”

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