Anthony Joshua rematch ‘will not be in UK’ – Andy Ruiz –

first_imgThe rematch between unified world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua will not happen in the United Kingdom according to the titleholder.Anthony Joshua was stunned on June 1, 2019, in New York by Ruiz.The rematch is contractually expected to happen between the duo in Briton.According to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was the “frontrunner” venue for the return bout.However, Ruiz has debunked the assertion that the fight between himself and the British boxer will not happen in the UK.He said on the Joe Rogen’s Experience “That’s not going to happen” when asked the possibility of the match being held in the United Kingdom.He added: “We have been going back and forth, my team and their team. I’d love to have it back at Madison Square Garden to run it back.“The Staples Center [Los Angeles], Las Vegas would have been great too.”Ruiz, 29, has also cleared the air on the likelihood that the fight will not happen to say on the emphasis that the bout will “definitely” happen this year.“I don’t think we will be changing too much,” he added. “Just exactly what we did for the last one is what we will be doing, just more intense.“I’m willing to fight anybody, as soon as I win the rematch. Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder – anybody.”American-born Ruiz, who fights under a Mexican flag as a result of his heritage, says he has watched the fight “about 30 times” and revealed his life has transformed since the win.“A lot of people didn’t know we were struggling a lot even before this fight,” he said. “I was with Top Rank [promoters] and not getting a lot of fights.I had one more fight left with them and they didn’t want to let me go so I had to pay the contract off. Everything turned around so quickly.“From having nothing to wanting something in life is big motivation, especially me – I have five kids.It feels nice getting the stuff I always wanted, seeing famous people having nice stuff, now I can get it for myself, my family, kids, and mother.” Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods not thinking about 18 as Jack Nicklaus says: ‘I’m shaking in my boots’

first_img“I’m sure that I’ll probably think of it going down the road. Maybe, maybe not. But right now, it’s a little soon, and I’m just enjoying 15.”In a phone call to the Golf Channel, Nicklaus joked that Woods had “got me shaking in my boots,” as he pointed out the fact the next two major championships will take place at courses where Woods has previously won the U.S. Open.”I felt for a long time he was going to win again,” said Nicklaus, who famously won the Masters for a sixth time at the age of 46 in 1986.”And, you know, the next two majors are at Bethpage, where he’s won, and Pebble Beach, where he’s won.”So, you know, he’s got me shaking in my boots, guys.”15 vs. 18#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/Z7JQMTB1BT— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Woods trailed overnight leader Francesco Molinari for much of the final round, but seized his chance after the Italian found water at 12 en route to a double bogey.Nicklaus added: “There wasn’t any question in my mind. After seeing Molinari hit the ball in the water at 12, and Tiger put it on the green. I said, ‘tournament’s over.’ It doesn’t make any difference what anyone else is going to do. Somebody is going to make enough mistakes, and Tiger won’t make any, and he didn’t.” While Nicklaus said he was certain of a Woods victory from the 12th hole, the outcome certainly did not appear certain as five players shared the lead with the final group coming down the 15th.”There were so many guys that had a chance to win. The leaderboard was absolutely packed and everyone was playing well,” acknowledged Woods.The champion prompted laughter as he concluded: “You couldn’t have had more drama than we all had out there, and now I know why I’m balding. This stuff is hard.” Woods is now only three shy of Nicklaus when it comes to major wins, the latter’s record of 18 coming back into focus once more.”You know, I really haven’t thought about that yet,” said Woods, 43, in a news conference. Related News Steve Kerr, Warriors delay film session to watch Tiger Woods win Masterscenter_img Tiger Woods claimed he had not yet thought about his chances of surpassing Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of major titles, after moving to within three of the ‘Golden Bear’ with victory at the 2019 Masters.Almost 11 years on from his 14th major win, Woods sensationally added to his tally with a one-shot triumph at Augusta National, completing an improbable comeback from career-threatening injuries. Tiger Woods: I was determined to win Masters for my kidslast_img read more

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