Eddie Hearn took to social media today to announce that former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will trigger a rematch clause to face Andy Ruiz Jr this winter:
"After meetings with AJ, Rob Mc and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jr. The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly."
Joshua suffered a devastating loss to Ruiz Jr. this past weekend in what many considered one of the biggest upsets in Boxing history. While speculations have arisen that Joshua wasn't himself, wasn't feeling well, had anxiety attacks before the fight, and was knocked out in sparring weeks ago have come to surface, both Hearn and Joshua have shot down any such nonsense. The rematch is likely to be one of the hottest fights on the calendar in 2019.