Hearn: We'll Let Andy Ruiz Know Venue This Week, Cardiff in Front

The venue is nearly finalized for the Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua rematch.

Last month, Ruiz pulled off a shocker when he dropped Joshua four times to claim the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

It wasn't long before Joshua exercised his contractual clause for an immediate rematch. 

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The second fight is being targeted for a date on December - with Cardiff and New York City and the two locations being considered.

But Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua, says Cardiff is still the favorite to host the event - but the O2 Arena in London is also a potential option for the fight.

Ruiz would the fight to take place in New York City or Mexico - but Joshua is the one who holds control of where the second bout takes place.

The exact location should be known in the next few days.

"This week we will be letting Team Ruiz know the venue," Hearn told Sky Sports News. "Whether you hear it or not, well someone at Sky will hear it, but whether the wider media hear it or not, I'm not too sure how that announcement will work.

"Right now the front-runner is still Cardiff, a marginal front-runner, but seeing Saturday night at The O2 and the atmosphere, and seeing the response to this, we've had a record pre-sale at The O2 for Lomachenko-Campbell, I believe this fight will sell out today.

"But seeing the support of the British public, I kind of start thinking to myself that Joshua-Ruiz at Cardiff in front of 80,000 people would be something very, very special."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 08-13-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19981222]The chin thing is every boxer that comes out of your country can’t take a punch. No wonder you ******s are trying to claim Lennox as your own. You didn’t care about him when he was active! Wasn’t a “True…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 08-12-2019

[QUOTE=micky1971;19981217]Oh hello sweetheart! What’s with the chin thing? Do I have to remind you of the statistics of out two nations champions? I kinda don’t think so. Your mum and sister are both your daughter and have balls bigger than…

Comment by micky1971 on 08-12-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19981102]A fake what? For someone from England you’d think you would be proficient in English. Probably had a few too many pints of piss ale and you’re too busy plowing your sister face to face to keep your bloodline pure…

Comment by micky1971 on 08-12-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19981102]A fake what? For someone from England you’d think you would be proficient in English. Probably had a few too many pints of piss ale and you’re too busy plowing your sister face to face to keep your bloodline pure…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 08-12-2019

A-Side Andy is planning his next cop out :crying:

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