Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/122 views /nigeria Joshua to face Ruiz rematch before end of year | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel [FILE] NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 01: Anthony Joshua looks on before his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr during their IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on June 01, 2019 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPAL BELLO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP Anthony Joshua will attempt to reclaim his heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz Jr. before the end of year after activating a rematch clause in his contract, promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday. In a brief post on Twitter, Hearn said Joshua had opted for an immediate rematch against Ruiz Jr, who shocked the boxing world with a seventh-round knockout of the British fighter on Saturday. ALSO READ Generator Fumes Kill 10 Wedding Guests In Imo“After meetings with AJ, (trainer) Rob (McCracken) and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jnr,” Hearn wrote. “The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly.” Ruiz Jr. pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the heavyweight division at Madison Square Garden on Saturday with his sensational stoppage of Joshua, the previously unbeaten WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion. ALSO READ Ronaldo absence gives Kean chance to shine at Juventus | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsThe 29-year-old Ruiz started the fight as a massive 32-1 underdog but floored Joshua four times on his way to a win which upended the heavyweight division. While Hearn has indicated the rematch is likely to take place in Britain, where Joshua regularly sells out large-capacity venues, some reports have indicated it may yet take place in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. ALSO READ Lagos State Fire boss, six others released | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“If AJ bounces back and defeats Ruiz in a rematch, he’s a bigger star than he was prior to [Saturday] night,” Hearn said. “The rematch is so important to his career, we went to Ruiz’s country so I expect the next one to take place in the UK,” he added. Joshua meanwhile has dismissed suggestions he may require a warm-up fight to prepare himself for a Ruiz rematch. “What’s a warm-up fight?” he told British reporters after Saturday’s defeat. “I’m down to scrap. No warm-up. That’d be stupid. No way.” <br class="clear"/> <br class="clear"/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articlePowerBall and PowerBall Plus results, Tuesday, 4 June, 2019next articlePDP to APC: Don’t drag us into your crisis – Latest News – Tribune OnlineRelated PostsNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Court frees Nigerian blogger accused of publishing defamatory claims against Akpabio – Premium Times NigeriaNigeria/June 20, 2019 /No Comment Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patientsPlease let’s rest for a while, PDP, Ashiru beg Tribunal in KadunaOur scorecard, by NIPP – The Nation NewspaperMAPOLY students at the mercy of thieves – The Nation NewspaperOsinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Ovia make case for smart technology adoption – The Nation NewspaperDMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond – The Nation NewspaperARCON advises OAU on architecture – The Nation NewspaperGlo urges female students on ICT careers – The Nation NewspaperInsurers need $725m to meet recap order – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.