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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch: Mexican’s trainer Manny Robles insists they will honour contract

The Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch will definitely take place, trainer Manny Robles has assured.

On Friday, it was announced by the British side that the heavyweights would square off again on December 7 in Saudi Arabia, however no validation of that confirmation has come from the champion.

Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down four times and stopped him in the seventh

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Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down four times and stopped him in the seventh

There have been reports that Ruiz would refuse to sign the contract unless offered more money that he initially agreed for their rematch clause.

Asked about this, trainer Manny Robles told FightHype: “You haven’t heard anything from Andy Ruiz and there’s a reason why.

“You’ve got the promoter going out on a limb saying we’re fighting December 7 in Saudi Arabia, but you haven’t heard anything from Andy.

“Everybody has to hold off and wait.”

The rematch was announced for December 7 in Saudi Arabia

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The rematch was announced for December 7 in Saudi Arabia

There has been speculation that the new heavyweight champion may be unhappy with the potential location of the contest, as well as the money he’s agreed to take.

Ultimately though, Robles dismissed any possibility of the fight not happening and said: “At the end of the day we’re willing to fight anywhere. That’s what a true champion does.


“If we gotta go to Wales or England or in this case Saudi Arabia, we gotta do what we gotta do…

“We knew it from day one. It’s what we signed up for. There was a rematch clause that of course, if we won, we would have to give Anthony Joshua the immediate rematch.

“We’ve gotta go by what the contact says and obviously we’re gonna give him the rematch because that’s what we signed up for.”

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