Ruiz Jr Team Confirms Deal Close For AJ Fight
On Monday evening, Mike Coppinger of Fox and The Ring reported that Andy Ruiz Jr would be the man to face Anthony Joshua on June 1st.
Per sources speaking to FIGHT SPORTS who are close to the matter, they confirmed that both sides were “close” to a deal for a Madison Square Garden, but could not confirm a deal had been signed.
Speaking to Boxing Scene, Ruiz’ camp has also confirmed that a deal between the unified world champion and Ruiz, who last fought on April 20th, is close to being announced.
How that effects Ruiz’ deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions is unclear, but if signed, it would be Ruiz’s first shot at a title since a 2016 loss to Joseph Parker.