Andy Ruiz Jr has declared that he wants to be paid very, very well if he is to fight Anthony Joshua in a rematch in the UK. Ruiz dropped Joshua four times, before a dramatic seventh-round stoppage victory last weekend at Madison Square Garden.
Joshua's defeat has also scuppered plans for the British boxer to fight Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, at least according to Wilder's promoter Bob Arum, who said that American audiences wouldn't pay to see that right now.
Andy Ruiz Jr celebrates after his stunning seventh round TKO win over Anthony Joshua in NY. However, this is not of Ruiz's concern and he has made clear what he wants for the bout.
The fight would reportedly take place in the United Kingdom, probably in Wembley Stadium which has been Joshua's previous venue of choice.
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old has confirmed that his team has triggered the re-match clause in their contract.
"The same thing again [will happen in the rematch]". When I heard he was doing that I thought it was the worst mistake he could make. He knocked him down in round three, but look what the little fat Mexican did, he got back up off the floor and said "alright, let's have it".
"He needs to knock him out and jump on him fast". He has fast hands and quick feet. "So he's coming off second best in all categories other than athleticism".