Joshua to defend title | Sunday Observer

Joshua to defend title

NEW YORK AFP: Anthony Joshua will put his world heavyweight titles on the line against Mexico’s Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on June 1, the British boxer’s promoter announced on Wednesday.

Ruiz Jr, who will be bidding to become Mexico’s first heavyweight world champion, replaces Joshua’s scheduled opponent Jarrell Miller who was barred from fighting after failing a drugs test.

“The chills -- I’m really excited for this fight,” said Ruiz in a statement released by Matchroom Boxing, Joshua’s promoter. 

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