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Ruiz: AJ Got the Rematch But It's Gonna Be On Our Terms


 
 


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Ruiz: AJ Got the Rematch But It's Gonna Be On Our Terms
 

 
Andy Ruiz Jr. finally breaks his silence—sort of.

The reigning unified heavyweight titlist continues to thrive in the aftermath of his upset knockout win over England’s Anthony Joshua this past June at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The first-ever Mexican boxer to win a heavyweight title has been celebrated on both sides of the United States/Mexico border, with either country remaining his hosting preference for a contractually-bound rematch.

Instead, the word from Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn is that part two is set for Dec. 7 at a yet-to-be-erected venue in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. News of the location was met with immediate and vocal reaction, a considerable amount negative but none of it involving the defending titlist himself.

At least until now.

“I know everyone is talking about the (second) f*ght and all that,” Ruiz (33-1, 22KOs) noted on Tuesday through his verified social media channels. “We got the real news coming soon, but the f*ght is gonna happen soon.

“AJ got the rematch, yes we do got the rematch. But it’s gonna be on my term(s)… on our term(s). We’re gonna bring it back here in the United States.”

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The insistence from Hearn throughout the two-month process of securing a location is that he and Joshua (22-1, 21KOs) were in full control over when and where the rematch would take place. Such were the terms of the contract agreed to and signed by Ruiz Jr. and his handlers, including TGB Promotions’ Tom Brown, representing the heavyweight on behalf of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).

Ruiz accepted the f*ght with Joshua as a late replacement for Jarrell Miller, who tested positive for multiple banned substances during random pre-f*ght testing. Joshua welcomed the new challenge with open arms, only to endure a U.S. debut to forget. Ruiz recovered from a 3rd round knockdown to score four of his own in registering a 7th round stoppage.

The first f*ght was presented by sports streaming platform DAZN, which angled for the hotly anticipated rematch to take place in the U.S. to help bolster its subscription base. Joshua and Hearn instead ruled out a stateside return, leading many to believe the f*ght would land at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

When Ruiz voiced his displeasure in heading to the United Kingdom, a different direction was taken as Hearn and Joshua have sold Saudi Arabia as a neutral location for both parties, despite their being in full control of the promotion.

As much is recognized by Ruiz, who acknowledges the rematch will happen—just on more agreeable terms.

“AJ… He’s scared. Hell yeah, why do you think he’s over there, trying to make the f*ght in Saudi Arabia,” insists Ruiz Jr., whose lone career loss came in his first title bid, falling just short versus Joseph Parker in their Dec. 2016 vacant title f*ght. “Like I said, I don’t have no protection over there.

“Look, United States of America wants to… never mind, I can’t say nothing. But… the f*ght is gonna happen soon.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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 1 week ago '16        #2
Supreme God 137 heat pts137
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Joshua know he finna take the L again

 1 week ago '19        #3
Rocko 
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Femi tryna get back on them power pellets
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 1 week ago '15        #4
drose1985 33 heat pts33
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 Supreme God said
Joshua know he finna take the L again
If he stands and trades he going to get kod again. Joshua gotta keep distance and let his athleticism take over. In the trenches Ruiz going to eat his face .
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 1 week ago '05        #5
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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 drose1985 said
If he stands and trades he going to get kod again. Joshua gotta keep distance and let his athleticism take over. In the trenches Ruiz going to eat his face .
But the thing is outside of the measurements Andy is more athletic than AJ, and Andy has more ability. I honestly don’t see AJ winning unless he sparks/starches Andy and it’s never happened to him ever.
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 1 week ago '10        #6
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 drose1985 said
If he stands and trades he going to get kod again. Joshua gotta keep distance and let his athleticism take over. In the trenches Ruiz going to eat his face .
AJ too stiff

I been told mfs he more worried about liftin weights for biches than he is about dominating his sport

You cant fix that, that’s personal

Im just mad he let spanish butterbean expose him instead of wilder

Mf had 1 job; f*ght wilder..n he fkd that up
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 1 week ago '15        #7
drose1985 33 heat pts33
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 Tha TC said
But the thing is outside of the measurements Andy is more athletic than AJ, and Andy has more ability. I honestly don’t see AJ winning unless he sparks/starches Andy and it’s never happened to him ever.
If Ruiz closes the distance it's over. Joshua has to stay on outside and on his toes. Ruiz had boxing skills but Joshua moves better on his feet. In the clutch Ruiz boxing acumen will take over. Joshua has to bend punch and side Ruiz vicious counters.
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 1 week ago '15        #8
drose1985 33 heat pts33
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 REG773 said
AJ too stiff

I been told mfs he more worried about liftin weights for biches than he is about dominating his sport

You cant fix that, that’s personal

Im just mad he let spanish butterbean expose him instead of wilder

Mf had 1 job; f*ght wilder..n he fkd that up
Yeah he mechanical and keeps his chin straight up and down in air. However he can move on his feet better from outside. Pop the jab or straight right and getto outta dodge. The uppercut is there if he wants it
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 1 week ago '16        #9
90sVibe 
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So hypothetically what happens if AJ loses , is the heavyweight division doomed because it'll never have a super f*ght that it's been wanting
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 1 week ago '17        #10
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I don't blame Andy, fu*k You Eddie Hearn I will see you in court then!
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 1 week ago '05        #11
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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 drose1985 said
If Ruiz closes the distance it's over. Joshua has to stay on outside and on his toes. Ruiz had boxing skills but Joshua moves better on his feet. In the clutch Ruiz boxing acumen will take over. Joshua has to bend punch and side Ruiz vicious counters.
I see Joshua as slew footed but that’s just me. But on top of that his head movement is non existent and he backs up in a straight line.
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 1 week ago '07        #12
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 Tha TC said
I see Joshua as slew footed but that’s just me. But on top of that his head movement is non existent and he backs up in a straight line.
Aj controlled the f*ght though.there really wasnt much action.ruiz waa just standing around waiting to counter.

I thought he won the rnds he didnt get dropped in.people are out here acting like ruiz put on a boxing cl8nic lol.

More than anything, i think the hand speed of ruiz surprised aj
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 1 week ago '05        #13
Tha Boss 63 heat pts63
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What exactly are the terms
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 1 week ago '05        #14
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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 r.burgundy said
Aj controlled the f*ght though.there really wasnt much action.ruiz waa just standing around waiting to counter.

I thought he won the rnds he didnt get dropped in.people are out here acting like ruiz put on a boxing cl8nic lol.

More than anything, i think the hand speed of ruiz surprised aj
Which is what I said was going to be the biggest factor, Andy’s already lost 20 lbs supposedly reflexes can’t improve that much that quick

 1 week ago '07        #15
stogz 20 heat pts20
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 drose1985 said
If he stands and trades he going to get kod again. Joshua gotta keep distance and let his athleticism take over. In the trenches Ruiz going to eat his face .
Athleticism? Look man, AJ has to f*ght scared to win the f*ght. He doesn't have the stamina to use athleticism against someone who isn't worried about what's coming back, and has power, and has better stamina. AJ only routes to success is landing a perfectly placed homerun shot or developing some miraculous jab that he's never had.
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 1 week ago '17        #16
CJ Schwarz 82 heat pts82
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 Tha Boss said
What exactly are the terms
Probably more money and that it'll take place in NYC or Vegas
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 1 week ago '15        #17
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 90sVibe said
So hypothetically what happens if AJ loses , is the heavyweight division doomed because it'll never have a super f*ght that it's been wanting
They'll start calling Fury the "champion"......
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 1 week ago '07        #18
stogz 20 heat pts20
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 90sVibe said
So hypothetically what happens if AJ loses , is the heavyweight division doomed because it'll never have a super f*ght that it's been wanting
AJ maybe makes sh*t a super f*ght for the U.K.


Ruiz instead of AJ makes a match-up with Wilder a legit Super f*ght. Something americans and mexicans can get behind.
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 1 week ago '04        #19
Twotwenty 2 heat pts
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Gotta sue at this point
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 week ago '19        #20
Gold Face 3 heat pts
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Viva la raza

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 1 week ago '18        #21
jay2cold 13 heat pts13
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If I landed shots like this our first f*ght when AJ had everything to lose and did.... I'd be dictating the terms to #fawkumeen







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 1 week ago '05        #22
ElQueHablaSucio 63 heat pts63
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Dec. 7 at a yet-to-be-erected venue
Mfs announcing a f*ght on a yet be build venue wtf!!!




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 1 week ago '05        #23
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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I’ve heard there’s a power play that’ll double the offer and purses… but DAZN’s rights in the US would be gone and the f*ght would be in Mexico City.
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AJ trying to avoid drug testing in the US.
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I would love to see this in Mexico City, LA, or Dallas.
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