Cardiff Or New York? Andy Ruiz v Anthony Joshua Venue To Be Decided This Weekend Says Eddie Hearn

Cardiff Or New York? Andy Ruiz v Anthony Joshua Venue To Be Decided This Weekend Says Eddie Hearn
12:03, 18 Jul 2019

The much-anticipated rematch between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua is edging ever closer as the two camps attempt to iron out the final details and secure a venue for the fight. With the first fight having taken place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, many believe the rematch should take place in the U.K and Hearn voiced his preference to The Sportsman.

“I think if I had to choose anywhere, I would say Cardiff. I think the general feeling around the training team is that Cardiff would be the wise thing to do, as you’ve already done one in America.

“However there’s also that argument of going back to America for the fight. I would love to do it in Britain, because I think it would be great for British boxing, probably the biggest fight in this country.

“AJ’s got to make the call, he asked me where I wanted it and I said ‘no,no,no’, you have to tell me where you want to do it. I’m not going to make a decision like this, we can give you our advice and we will do that next week.

“It was always a straight race between Cardiff and New York and we had a couple of approaches which were interesting both financially and historically as well. I’ve been asked to explore them, which we’ve been doing this week and at the weekend we will be making the decision.”

Hearn was talking to The Sportsman ahead of the Dillian Whyte v Oscar Rivas match-up in London this weekend and warned against complacency in that bout from Whyte’s point of view. You can watch the full video below.

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