News | Jun 04 2019

Anthony Joshua triggers Andy Ruiz rematch clause

Anthony Joshua to fight Andy Ruiz Jr in rematch later this year
Andy Ruiz

ANTHONY JOSHUA will get the chance to win back his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced the contracted rematch clause was triggered on Tuesday and the second fight will take place in November or December, with a venue still to be confirmed.

The Briton suffered a shock first defeat of his career when he was stopped by Ruiz Jr in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York at the weekend.