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Eddie Hearn warns Andy Ruiz Jr to honour Saudi venue for Joshua fight

• Ruiz said: ‘We’re going to bring rematch back here in the US’• Tyson Fury backs world champion to repeat his June victoryEddie Hearn has warned Andy Ruiz Jr he must honour the contract for his rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia after the Mex…

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Eddie Hearn warns Andy Ruiz Jr to honour Saudi venue for Joshua fight

• Ruiz said: ‘We’re going to bring rematch back here in the US’• Tyson Fury backs world champion to repeat his June victoryEddie Hearn has warned Andy Ruiz Jr he must honour the contract for his rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia after the Mex…

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Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia

• Promoter says negative publicity could help viewing figures • Amnesty International has criticised choice of venueAnthony Joshua is “very comfortable” with staging his heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, despite growing cr…

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr still have time to rethink Saudi Arabia fight | Kevin Mitchell

The two fighters should look to boxing history before signing up to their world heavyweight rematch in the Middle EastIt is nearly 45 years since the Rumble in the Jungle – and still the myth of that wild night lingers, dangerously ignored.There is muc…

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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr is set for Saudi Arabia

• Bout is due to take place in Diriyah on 7 December• Joshua aims to win back IBF, WBA and WBO titlesAnthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr will take place in Saudi Arabia on 7 December. Joshua will be bidding to win back…

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Andy Ruiz Jr: ‘Anthony Joshua is not good at boxing’ – video

Mexican heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Junior insisted that Anthony Joshua was ‘not good at boxing’ and that he expects to win, when they face each other in a rematch. Ruiz, 29, stunned Joshua to win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on 1 June and is under c…

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Manny Robles: ‘We shocked the world. Andy Ruiz’s story is a lesson in hope’ | Donald McRae

The trainer tells of his struggle as a Mexican in the US, his respect for Anthony Joshua – and keeping his boxer in line for the heavyweight rematch“All the joy and all the pain came out,” Manny Robles says as he remembers how he cried after his fighte…

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Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions

While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countriesWhen Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madison…

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Anthony Joshua denies claims he had panic attack before Andy Ruiz Jr fight

Boxer also says he was not suffering from food poisoningJoshua to stick with trainer Rob McCrackenAnthony Joshua has denied he had a panic attack or was suffering from food poisoning before his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr but has said he will continue t…

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Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr rematch confirmed for November or December

Ruiz Jr shocked Joshua with seventh-round stoppageVenue to be confirmed for heavyweight title fightAnthony Joshua will get the chance to win back his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year.Joshua’s promoter, …

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Anthony Joshua: ‘I was so confident, I didn’t even ask about a rematch clause’

• Boxer pledges to ‘get titles back’ after shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr• Eddie Hearn promises UK rematch in November or DecemberAnthony Joshua confirmed his intent to enforce an immediate return fight with Andy Ruiz Jr, admitting he was so confident in t…

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‘It’s settled in’: Anthony Joshua reflects on shock heavyweight loss to Andy Ruiz Jr – video

‘There’s no point dwelling on tonight – you’ve just got to correct it,’ Anthony Joshua said after Andy Ruiz Jr sprung one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history on Saturday night when he spoiled the champion’s US debut with a seventh-round TKO at…

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Anthony Joshua’s loss to Andy Ruiz shows nothing goes smoothly in boxing | Kevin Mitchell

The heavyweight cartel that includes Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been broken but the Mexican-American is still Joshua’s best friendEddie Hearn has a problem: how to repackage a beaten champion. When Anthony Joshua was led away from his disastrous…

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Andy Ruiz Jr stuns Anthony Joshua in heavyweight shock – in pictures

Andy Ruiz Jr beats Anthony Joshua and becomes the new WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion of the world after seven rounds at Madison Square Garden Continue reading…

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‘I’m still pinching myself’: Andy Ruiz Jr reacts to beating Anthony Joshua – video

Andy Ruiz flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh round to seal one of boxing’s biggest heavyweight upsets on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Ruiz won by a technical knockout to become the surprise champion in a bout that had shades of B…

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Andy Ruiz Jr springs historic upset of Anthony Joshua for unified heavyweight title

Unfancied American spoils Joshua’s US debut with huge upsetAs it happened: Bryan Graham on a stunning night of boxingAndy Ruiz Jr sprung one of the biggest upsets in the history of the heavyweight division when he stunned Anthony Joshua by seventh-roun…

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Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight championship – live!

Joshua defends titles against Ruiz at Madison Square GardenTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.29am BST It’s only 10.24pm local time and we’re already up to Sweet Caroline. An early night by New York boxing standards. A quick note on the co-mai…

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Anthony Joshua hot favourite to beat Andy Ruiz Jr on his US debut | Bryan Armen Graham

British heavyweight champion is expected to beat an opponent who stepped in at short notice, but a potential unification clash with Deontay Wilder is the talk of boxingThere was a laid-back energy to Anthony Joshua as he charmed and held court with the…

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Deontay Wilder to fight Luis Ortiz in fall as Joshua showdown remains on hold

Wilder reveals he’s signed deal for rematch with Cuban in fallWBC champ is coming off first-round KO of Dominic BreazealeThe long-awaited title unification fight between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua won’t be happening in 2019.Wilder, the heavy-han…

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Deontay Wilder’s right hand is firmer than plans to fight Joshua | Kevin Mitchell

First-round destruction of Dominic Breazeale was bookended by grim gutter talk and a sketchy future fight scheduleDeontay Wilder is a man of towering physical presence and contradictions. He is a man of God who expressed no regrets for welcoming the ch…