Boxing news: Andy Ruiz Jr apologises to Eddie Hearn for beating Anthony Joshua, tells him not to get hopes up for revenge

7 Nov

Andy Ruiz Jr has publicly apologised to promoter Eddie Hearn for beating Anthony Joshua and taking his heavyweight titles.

The Mexican-American was picked by Hearn to come in as a late replacement for Jarrell Miller who dropped out of the June fight due to failed drugs tests.

Andy Ruiz Jr stunned Anthony Joshua and took his titles in June
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And, upon securing this opportunity, Ruiz Jr took full advantage by knocking out Joshua to take his WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight world titles.

Reflecting on the win, Ruiz Jr told iFL TV: “I just needed that right moment and the right chance to prove who Andy Ruiz really is.

“So thank you Eddie Hearn for giving me this opportunity and I’m sorry for beating Anthony Joshua.

“And that’s what we’re planning to do on December 7 again, so don’t get your hopes up because this chubby kid is training really hard.”

Eddie Hearn promotes Anthony Joshua
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The rematch is the most eagerly anticipated fight of 2019 and will take place as the year reaches its conclusion.

An arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia is now under construction to host the mega event.

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