Hearn: Joshua Will Decide Rematch Location - NOT Andy Ruiz

Eddie Hearn, promoter for Anthony Joshua, has made it clear that his boxer will be the one who decides where the Andy Ruiz rematch takes place.

There has been a lot of talk, mainly from Ruiz, stating that he's the A-side of the equation and holds the keys to the rematch location.

Ruiz shocked the world last month, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage and captured the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles.

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There is a rematch clause, which Joshua exercised.

Despite Ruiz's numerous statements in the media with respect to money and making the fight in Mexico, most promoters will establish the rematch location, and the financial terms, in the initial bout agreement.

So when Ruiz signed on for the first bout, the rematch terms were already outlined in that contract.

Ruiz took the fight as a late replacement for Jarrell Miller, who was pulled from the fight after failing three drug tests.

“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.

“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.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by REDEEMER on 07-23-2019

[QUOTE=Green Trees;19928001]Why do AJ fans want the fight in Europe so bad? Not confidence in your boy or what?[/QUOTE] Most wanted the fight in the U.S on here,you're making things up. Up until A side Andy came about did they…

Comment by Green Trees on 07-23-2019

Why do AJ fans want the fight in Europe so bad? Not confidence in your boy or what?

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 07-23-2019

[QUOTE=johnbook;19927350]Get a brain somewhere. I wrote "worldwide corruption." Look in the mirror for the biggest and most corrupt idiot.[/QUOTE] Except u specifically mentioned the UK and mentioned Ruiz getting cheated. Your a buffoon with nothing useful to add

Comment by johnbook on 07-23-2019

[QUOTE=saopaulo;19927361]lol at this slob thinking he can dictate terms. only thing he will decide which candy bar he shoves in his fat face[/QUOTE] But don't you think that all he wants is a fair chance? No less, no more.

Comment by saopaulo on 07-23-2019

lol at this slob thinking he can dictate terms. only thing he will decide which candy bar he shoves in his fat face

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