A rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will take place in November or December, says Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
American-born Mexican Ruiz produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight boxing history to take Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles in New York on Saturday.
A rematch clause was part of the contract for the fight.
Hearn said the clause had been triggered on Tuesday after talks.
“After meetings with AJ, Rob McCracken – Joshua’s trainer – and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jnr,” Hearn said on Twitter.
“The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly.”