British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn revealed immediately after the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. fight that there is rematch clause in the contract and that both fighters will face again in November on British soil.
Hearn also said that the three major sanctioning bodies (IBF, WBA, and WBO) won’t be interfering with Ruiz. For example, when Tyson Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015, the International Boxing Federation stripped “The Gypsy King” of his belt for not fighting his mandatory.
But promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t think that’ll happen in this case.
“The rematch takes precedence over the belts,” Hearn said at the post-fight press conference. “The next mandatory is the WBO, and I’ve already spoken to Paco Valcarcel, who would have no issues with the rematch.
“The rematch, every belt will be on the line. Andy has the chance to defend his titles and go on in fights with Wilder and Fury, but for us, AJ will want to win his belts back, but he’ll want to beat Andy Ruiz. I believe every one of those belts will be on the line.”