Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Set For June 1

Andy Ruiz Looking Forward to Facing Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz (left) and Anthony Joshua (right).

Andy Ruiz Jr is ready to face Anthony Joshua June 1!


Since April 16 when Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller tested positive for a banned substance for his upcoming fight against unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, there has been a scramble to find a replacement.

We at 3KingsBoxing have been on the grind, giving you any and all news on any further developments. Previously, we reported former title contender Andy Ruiz Jr (32-1, 21KO) as the front-runner for the fill-in opponent.

Now it seems a deal may be reached soon as Ruiz has agreed to terms to fight Joshua June 1.

He is currently ranked #11 and #15 by the WBA and IBF respectively.

Originally Team Joshua tried to make a fight against Luis Ortiz, but negotiations fell through. All things considered, Ruiz is a decent replacement who only has one loss which was a controversial decision to former WBO champion Joseph Parker.

Although not the most impressive looking fighter as far as physique, based on skillset, he can fight and will provide a decent test for Joshua.

As always keep in tune with 3KingsBoxing for any further news as well as an official announcement.

UPDATE: 4/30/2019

The official announcement is expected to take place Thursday, May 2.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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