Andy Ruiz JR insists his rematch with Anthony Joshua will not be in the UK, therefore appearing to confirm the rematch will be at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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.
“You know what, somewhat,” Ruiz admitted on The Joe Rogan Show. ”But it’s not going to be over there (in the UK). What’s going to be next it the rematch with Anthony Joshua, this year, it will be an exciting fight. It’s going to be in December.”
Ruiz Jr then admitted a unification fight against compatriot and WBC champion Deontay Wilder holds some interest in the future.
“Wilder? Me and him are on the same team, he’s a really cool dude. We respect each other,” Ruiz Jr said. “That’d be a good fight too, between me and him, I’d love that.”