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Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles to Ruiz Jr on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in one of the biggest boxing upsets of all time.

In the week following his harrowing loss, Joshua told Hearn he wanted to exercise the rematch clause in his contract and win back his belts. As Joshua made the pilgrimage to New York for his voluntary defence, Hearn suggested it would be fair and sensible to make the sequel in the UK. And it seems that will be the case after Hearn confirmed an announcement

about the much-anticipated rematch is imminent.  Posting a black-and-white picture of Joshua training on Instagram, Hearn wrote: “The fire burns stronger [fire emoji] The hard work begins..News dropping soon.” The Union Jack suggests Joshua has decided on facing Ruiz Jr in his homeland, where his 22 professional bouts took place before The Nightmare at Madison Square. While Hearn was campaigning for the rematch to take place in Great Britain, Joshua suggested he could exorcise his demons and reverse his loss where it all went wrong. Hearn revealed the Brit has to decide between two venues, with Wembley being ruled out for lack of overhead cover.


Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles to Ruiz Jr on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in one of the biggest boxing upsets of all time. In the week following his harrowing loss, Joshua told Hearn he wanted to exercise the rematch clause in his contract and win back his belts. As Joshua made the pilgrimage to New York for his voluntary defence, Hearn suggested it would be fair and sensible to make the sequel in the UK. And it seems that will be the case after Hearn confirmed an announcement about the much-anticipated rematch is imminent.   Andy Ruiz Jr trolls Anthony Joshua with robot comment ahead of rematch Posting a black-and-white picture of Joshua training on Instagram, Hearn wrote: “The fire burns stronger The hard work begins..News dropping soon.”

The Union Jack suggests Joshua has decided on facing Ruiz Jr in his homeland, where his 22 professional bouts took place before The Nightmare at Madison Square. While Hearn was campaigning for the rematch to take place in Great Britain, Joshua suggested he could exorcise his demons and reverse his loss where it all went wrong. Speaking exclusively to Express Sport earlier in the week, Hearn revealed the Brit has to decide between two venues, with Wembley being ruled out for lack of overhead cover.  Eddie Hearn suggests Anthony Joshua will rematch Andy Ruiz Jr in the UK  “We’re basically down to December 14 in Cardiff or November 29 at Madison Square Garden,” Hearn said. “There’s a lot more money in America for the fight, that doesn’t really come into it, though, to be honest. It’s about winning the fight.

“I think the general feeling of the training team is to do it in Cardiff. “But Joshua does like the idea of doing it in the US, going back to the scene of the crime. The victory would be so much more impactful in America. At the moment it’s 50-50  has to come from Anthony. Anthony says: ‘Wherever you think, let’s do it there.’ But no, you’ve got to tell me. “There’s arguments for both sides but he’s got to be the one to decide, not just ‘wherever you want it’. “No, Anthony Joshua, you’re the boss, you have to tell me it’s there.”

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