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SportAJ to decide on rematch in New York

21:20  19 june  2019
21:20  19 june  2019 Source:   skysports.com

'Pain will drive AJ to regain titles'

'Pain will drive AJ to regain titles' Anthony Joshua will draw on the pain of his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr when he attempts to wrestle his belts back from the Mexican later this year, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The Briton suffered his first professional defeat, on his US debut, as he was knocked down four times before a seventh-round stoppage at New York's Madison Square Garden to lose his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles. Joshua officially triggered the rematch clause in his contract on Tuesday and Hearn says AJ's setback can now pave the way for a glorious comeback.

Anthony Joshua will finalise a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr next week, which could mean a swift return to Madison Square Garden, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua officially triggered the rematch clause in his contract on Tuesday and Hearn says AJ 's setback can now pave the way for a glorious comeback. Joshua's world heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record were ended by a stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr in New York earlier this month and Hearn has

AJ to decide on rematch in New York © Getty Anthony Joshua is considering options for a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua will finalise a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr next week, which could mean a swift return to Madison Square Garden, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua's world heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record were ended by a stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr in New York earlier this month and Hearn has activated a clause to enforce an immediate second fight.

The British star's team are considering a number of British venues, including Wembley Stadium for a date in November or December, but the Matchroom Boxing boss has confirmed that Joshua is still open to the idea of staging the return bout at the scene of his first defeat.

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Joshua-Ruiz Jr rematch terms expected to be decided next week. By Richard Damerell and James Dielhenn. For me, it's a straight decision between the UK or America. 0:49. Eddie Hearn says Joshua is considering options, including a return to New York .

Andy Ruiz Jr "never wanted" an Anthony Joshua rematch in the UK, but the British heavyweight star is now set to decide the venue, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The Mexican holds three world heavyweight titles following his stunning win over Joshua in New York in June, but is awaiting confirmation of their

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"The job over the next week is just to finalise the details now of just where and when that will be," Hearn told Sky Sports News.

"I can't tell you too much, just because I don't know other than, between November 16 and December 14 will be the date of the fight. We've had offers from five different countries to stage the fight. For me, it's a straight decision between the UK or America.

"In the UK, we're talking to Cardiff, to Wembley, to Tottenham and in America, we've had a couple of approaches, but our preference is Madison Square Garden.

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As Anthony Joshua considers his options for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, we asked for tactical advice from the men who Joseph Parker watched the fight with trainer Kevin Barry at the New York venue and the pair have offered reasons for Joshua's first AJ to decide on rematch in New York .

AJ to decide on rematch in New York @eddiehearn outlines when and where @anthonyfjoshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr may happen. Although the date and venue are yet to be decided , it appears certain a rematch will take place before the end of 2019.

AJ to decide on rematch in New York © Getty Joshua is willing to head back to the States after US debut ended in defeat

"A sensible man would say 'Do it in the UK'.

"Anthony feels as though it would be special to rewrite history and get the win at Madison Square Garden. It's really not about the money so much, it's just about where we believe this fight should take place and those decisions will be made in the next week."

Hearn had revealed how Joshua voiced his desire to fight again at the famous venue in a bid to restore his reputation in America.

AJ to decide on rematch in New York © Getty (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

But the 29-year-old would receive huge home support at stadiums where he has produced emphatic wins in the past, and Joshua is weighing up his next career move.

"He's going to make the decision at the end of the day, wherever he wants the fight is where it's going to be," said Hearn. "Right now, there's definitely an element of 'I feel like I should do it there'.

Harry Maguire in no rush to decide Foxes future

Harry Maguire in no rush to decide Foxes future England and Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire is in no rush to decide on his immediate future, according to the Manchester Evening News, cited by Sports Mole. Since joining from Hull City in 2017, Maguire has been a key part of the Foxes back four and has impressed over the last two seasons, earning an international call up in the process. Last year Maguire had a fantastic summer with England and played a key part in their success reaching the semi-final of the World Cup. Maguire was subject to speculation of a move away last summer and it seems as if Manchester United and Manchester City have both stepped up the pursuit of the 26-year-old again this summer.

' AJ to decide on UK venue, not Ruiz!' 'Cardiff favourite for Ruiz rematch '. Wilder: AJ gave up but it's not over! Usyk wants Joshua over Ruiz Jr. We want to respect Andy Ruiz, but we'll decide where the venue is. "A neutral venue, he would be a lot happier with. I think I can rule out America, right now.

Joshua's second world-title fight with Ruiz Jr. is yet to be confirmed following the Mexican's shock victory at Madison Square Garden in New York , although Briton’s promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested a final decision is edging closer, Sky AJ to decide on Ruiz Jr. rematch in New York .

AJ to decide on rematch in New York © Getty REUTERS/Toby Melville

"We've seen him in great performances in Wembley and in Cardiff and it would be a special night to do it there, 80,000, 90,000 - it's the biggest fight in boxing in the moment.

"But like I said, he will be the one who calls the final shots, and once we give him all the information, the dates, the possible venues, he'll make a decision.

"Right now, I couldn't tell you what that will be, but I would definitely say it will be between the UK and America."

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Dillian Whyte has told Joseph Parker to forget about a rematch in the near future and gave a scathing assessment of the New Zealander's win over Alex Leapai. The Brixton heavyweight is preparing for a high-stakes clash against Oscar Rivas at The O2 on July 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the winner set to become mandatory challenger for WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Parker suffered a points defeat in a brutal battle with Whyte last July and admitted he would take a second fight 'in a heartbeat', but his challenge received a dismissive response from 'The Body Snatcher'.

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