Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr ‘agreed’ as replacement fight for June 1 in New York

Andy Ruiz Jr has now reportedly agreed terms to jump in and fight Anthony Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Mexican-American heavyweight will replace Jarrell Miller, who was ruled out of the bout after failing three drugs tests.

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Andy Ruiz Jr is 32-1 (21 KOs)

FOX Sports’ Mike Coppinger first claimed that a deal had been agreed between the pair, with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn later confirming the story to FightHype.

“It’s not done yet. Terms have been agreed, I mean there’s things that have to be ironed out within a contract, but he’s the frontrunner.

“I like Andy Ruiz, I wanted someone who’s not taking just the payday, who believes he can win, who will do everything to win.

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Anthony Joshua was planning to make his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1 in New York

“All you’ve gotta do is speak to people in boxing or people who know boxing, they will tell you.

“Everything I’ve seen on social media is, ‘This is a tougher fight than Jarrell Miller.’

“It’s a similar fight to Jarrell Miller other than Andy’s got much quicker hands and punches harder.

“I think it’s a really credible fight. Mexico could have their first world heavyweight champion.”

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