Boxing News At Five | Jul 18 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ruiz vs. Joshua has two possible dates and two possible venues, Mayweather is “begging” UFC champion for money fight

Andy Ruiz Jnr's rematch against Anthony Joshua is set for New York or Cardiff, while Floyd Mayweather wants a boxing match against Khabib Nurmagomedov

IT’S been a long time coming but it finally sounds like we’re close to a confirmed date and venue for the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jnr, the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion, and Anthony Joshua.

After rumours of the fight taking place in London, Cardiff, New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City, the longlist has seemingly been narrowed own to a shortlist of two: Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

As for dates, it’s all dependent on whether Ruiz and Joshua end up in Wales or the USA. If the fight is staged in Cardiff, it will apparently take place on December 14. If, however, they decide to take it back to New York, the scene of the initial upset, the rematch will happen on November 29.


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