Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn has said that Cardiff’s Principality stadium is the ‘Frontrunner’ to host the rematch between former champion Anthony Joshua and the divisions new ruler Andy Ruiz Jr on December 14th.
Ruiz sent shockwaves throughout the boxing world when he knocked out Joshua in Madison Square Garden for the WBA,WBO and IBF titles.
A venue or date is yet to be confirmed although Hearn is adamant the bout will take place.
“It’s not even up for negotiations if he’s taking the fight or not” Hearn told BBC5 Live “That fight is happening”
“Do you think Joshua wants a warm up? No. Someone just asked me ‘do you think he should be taking this fight?’ I said ‘probably not’. In an ideal world probably you would like a 10 rounder.
“If you’re a favourite for a fight for the heavyweight titles, you’re taking that fight. It’s risky, dangerous, dramatic but its the biggest fight in world boxing”
Hearn later added that the possibility of the fight happening in the Welsh capital is very ‘tempting’