– Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr seemed to have reach a conclusion about their rematch
– Ruiz camp wanted the fight staged in the United States against Middle East nation Saudi Arabia
– Reports also have it that the initial £8million fee for Ruiz has been increased to an undisclosed figure
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr has reportedly been agreed by the Mexican-born American fighter.
The much anticipated fight is slated for Saudi Arabia on December 7, six months after Joshua was dethroned of his three heavyweight titles.
Ruiz was not happy with the terms and conditions for the bout when it was announced earlier in August because his camp wanted the fight to take place in the United States.
The newly-crowned heavyweight champion was set to receive £8million from the fight but Ruiz camp refused the Middle East Nation as venue.
But according to Athletic, the Mexican has agreed new terms after the deal was reworked and he will now receive more money for the fight.
The IBF, WBA, and WBO champion is to return to training but his trainer Manny Robles admits he has his work cut out to get his charge fit.
“We’re working on getting back together this week,” he told ESPN .
“I was hoping it would be [Monday] but it wasn’t, so we’re definitely working on that right now. We didn’t have a training session [Monday], but we’re scheduled to start training this week.
“He’s not in great shape, but he’s hitting the gym back home in Imperial. He’s running the treadmill, but obviously we haven’t fully begun training camp.
“Once we do we have [close to] four months to get ready for a fight. That’s enough time to get him in shape. Let’s hope we can get him back in the gym real soon and get him going again.”
Robles added: “If I could make the decision as far as where the fight would be I would say here in L.A. or Vegas, but it’s not up to me.
“It’s up to the promoters, Mr. Eddie Hearn and Al Haymon to sit down and decide where and when. That has absolutely nothing to do with me. My job is just to get the fighter ready.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that British and Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua has stated emphatically that he was not knocked out in sparring before he suffered a defeat against Mexican’s Andy Ruiz in New York.
Joshua in June this year suffered his first ever career defeat against Andy Ruiz in which many sports lover were shocked with the result of the fight.
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