Joshua-Ruiz Near Rematch Deal, MSG Return Likely
While Mexican investors are aiming for a Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr title fight in their country this fall, it seems Eddie Hearn and his team are near a deal with the current unified world heavyweight champion’s camp for a rematch this fall.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Hearn confirmed a deal between both sides could be finalized as early as next week, with previously reported United Kingdom football stadiums in London and Cardiff in play, as well as a return to Madison Square Garden.
“The job over the next week is just to finalize the details now of just where and when that will be,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.
“I can’t tell you too much, just because I don’t know other than, between November 16 and December 14 will be the date of the fight. We’ve had offers from five different countries to stage the fight. For me, it’s a straight decision between the UK or America.
“In the UK, we’re talking to Cardiff, to Wembley, to Tottenham and in America, we’ve had a couple of approaches, but our preference is Madison Square Garden,” Hearn continued. “A sensible man would say ‘Do it in the UK’.
“Anthony feels as though it would be special to rewrite history and get the win at Madison Square Garden. It’s really not about the money so much, it’s just about where we believe this fight should take place and those decisions will be made in the next week.”
Report: Sky Sports