Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch confirmed.
Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he will not contest his rematch with Anthony Joshua in the UK.
Ruiz stunned Joshua in New York on 1 Juneand is contractually obliged to face the Briton in a repeat bout.
Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was the “frontrunner” to host the fight on 14 December, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
But speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience about a UK fight, Ruiz said: “That’s not going to happen.”
He added: “We have been going back and forth, my team and their team. I’d love to have it back at Madison Square Garden to run it back.
“The Staples Center [Los Angeles], Las Vegas would have been great too.”