Andy Ruiz Jr has put forward Mexico as his desired location for a rematch with Anthony Joshua.
The Mexican-American produced a shocking upset at Madison Square Garden in New York, ending the British heavyweight star’s title reign with a seventh-round stoppage to claim the WBA ‘Super’, WBO and IBF belts.
In the aftermath of Ruiz Jr’s stunning victory, Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn stated their intention to host an immediate rematch in the UK, but the newly crowned champion admits he would love to take a return fight back to his home country.
Joshua confirmed his interest in a second bout, saying: “He’s the champ for now. Just put that in mind, he’s the champ for now. I shall return. I’ve got to bounce back. This is all part of the story and the journey.
Having never previously been put down in his professional career, Ruiz Jr admits that touching the canvas in the third only went to spur him on before an eventual seventh-round finish.