Manny Robles the coach of Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) commented on the controversial statement of Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs), who stated that he had lost to Ruiz in June by 'a lucky punch sent by the gods.'
Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) after the defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) in June and the loss of his heavyweight championship belts, behaved modestly, but recently Anthony began to speak more acute in his interviews. This week he came into open conflict with Lennox Lewis, and named the reason of his failure in New York, which also caused a lot of controversy.
Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) in the interview to ESPN Deportes said that he was not going to fight Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. The Mexican believes that the clause of rematch in the contract for their first fight does not oblige him to comply fully with the will of AJ's promoter and requires a new contract before the second fight, given his new claims.
On Friday it was officially announced that a rematch between Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) will take place on December 7 in the Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh. They say that local businessmen have promised about $100 million to bring the fight for three titles in the heavyweights in the Middle East. However, Ruiz, who will enter the ring in the status of world champion, did not get too large share for December fight.
Rematch between Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) will take place on December 7 in the Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh. The bout was called "The Battle on the Dunes", WBO, the IBF and WBA championship belts will be at the stake. The bout will take place on a temporary stadium, which will be specially built for the occasion of this event. The meeting was officially declared by the organizer of the evening, the promotional company Matchroom Boxing, representing the interests of Joshua.