THE race to host the world heavyweight title rematch between Andy Ruiz Jnr and Anthony Joshua is apparently on its final lap and only two contenders remain: Madison Square Garden, New York, and the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
It has been a two-venue race for the last few weeks, yet still we await news of a winner. From what we can ascertain, Ruiz would prefer MSG, New York, the location of the first fight, whereas Joshua, for all the reasons Ruiz wants it there, would rather the rematch be held somewhere else. He likes Cardiff and the idea of being closer to home.
“I see there’s been a lot of talking about what he wants but he doesn’t get to call the shots – it’s a team effort,” Joshua, 29, told Sky Sports. “But it’s fine. I don’t mind fighting in America as I’ve done it before and I’d love to fight here because I had no reason to go there in the first place.