AJ Not The Champ, Still The A-Side

Unified heavyweight champion of the world, Andy Ruiz Jr has said the last few weeks, that he is looking to dictate where his rematch with Anthony Joshua takes place.

According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, don’t expect Ruiz to pick anything in regards to where the two fight later this year.

The Matchroom Boxing boss told IFL TV this week that the terms for a rematch were outlined in the contract Ruiz signed for the initial June 1st fight with Joshua at Madison Square Garden.

“Andy Ruiz Jr is an honorable stand up guy. He knows what he signed and it wasn’t unfair what he signed but he has contractual obligations that he has to meet now. Andy Ruiz was chosen from a group of people because we believed he would be the best most competitive fight for Anthony Joshua – we were right,” Hearn told IFL TV of the new champion who replaced Jarrell Miller.

“And then, if he was to win that fight, as set out in the contract there were a number of terms that he would have to adhere to. It’s very standard. It’s not, ‘oh that was out of order, he is the A-side now’.

“No, this was what was agreed by both parties. Negotiated and agreed. Joshua will be the one who ultimately decides where that fight takes place.”

Quotes via Boxing Scene

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