Boxing News At Five | Apr 23 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ruiz Jnr is the latest name in the frame for Joshua on June 1, Parker’s goal is to knock out Chisora

Anthony Joshua's June 1 shortlist now includes American Andy Ruiz Jnr, and Joseph Parker is targeting a summer showdown with Dereck Chisora
Andy Ruiz
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AMERICAN Andy Ruiz Jnr is the latest man rumoured to be stepping in for Jarrell Miller and challenging WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden, New York on June 1.

According to, the 29-year-old is set to meet Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, and attempt to negotiate a deal, thus joining the likes of Michael Hunter, Luis Ortiz, Manuel Charr and Adam Kownacki on the June 1 shortlist.

“We will be ready on June 1st,” said Ruiz Jnr. “I’m coming for those belts. That WBO belt belongs to me. Everyone knows I beat (Joseph) Parker.”