Boxing News At Five | Jun 14 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ruiz Jnr’s trainer says rematch is a bad idea for Joshua, Valdez wants Frampton before moving up

Manny Robles believes Anthony Joshua rematching Andy Ruiz Jnr will prove a big error, and Oscar Valdez has told his team to go get Carl Frampton
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Ruiz celebrates a monumental victory

MANNY Robles, the trainer of new WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jnr, says Anthony Joshua’s decision to pursue an immediate return with his man and activate the rematch clause in their contract is potentially a bad move.

That said, he is perfectly happy for Ruiz to grant Joshua’s wish and capitalise on any demons that may be lingering following the pair’s dramatic first encounter on June 1.

“In my opinion, if it’s the direct rematch, that’s better, because (Andy) already did two fights in a row and it was 15 weeks of work,” Robles told ESPN Deportes. “If I were Joshua’s coach, I would ask him to take a break, wait a year, choose to fight someone else and do one or two fights before fighting with Ruiz.


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