Andy Ruiz demands £40m for rematch as Anthony Joshua adjusts diet
Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz insists he will only agree to a rematch with Anthony Joshua in the UK if he is paid £40million.
Anthony Joshua activated his rematch clause with the new champion just a few days after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Mexican heavyweight. While Eddie Hearn claims Team AJ have final say on when and where the rematch is staged, Ruiz warned Joshua he will not come to the UK if his purse demands are rejected.
‘Right now my team, they’re negotiating everything right now. I’ve just got to stay busy, stay healthy and be ready for the rematch. I’d love it to be here in the United States or in Mexico you know.
It all depends on the team and what they negotiate. ‘If they want me to go over there, they’ve got to give me $50million. If they want to come over here…It’s just negotiations you know’ he told Fight Hub.
Ruiz reportedly earned around £5m for the first fight at Madison Square Garden, while Joshua pocketed around £20m for the fight.
Plans dropping Pounded Yam………
Former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has readjusted his diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr., who recently defeated him to emerge as the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.
Andy Ruiz Jr. knocked down Joshua four times before the underdog Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Now a rematch has been confirmed to take place in November or December with the venue yet to be announced.
Taking to his Instagram stories, the British-Nigerian boxer showed off different meals and revealed he is readjusting his diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
He also disclosed in another post that he’s considering dropping Pounded Yam.